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Old 04-19-2018, 12:08 PM
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When does amberjack open back up in the northern Gulf?
Old 04-19-2018, 12:21 PM
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pooldoo73 View Post
When does amberjack open back up in the northern Gulf?
In two weeks I’ll be on the hunt for this dude we caught yesterday
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How long does the season go for and is it for all gulf states?
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Are amberjack blue water only?
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Not at all. You see them more in the dirty rigs. Federal Gulf Coast season May 1-30, and the opens again for the month of August
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Originally Posted by Anglerette View Post
Not at all. You see them more in the dirty rigs. Federal Gulf Coast season May 1-30, and the opens again for the month of August
X2. You do not have to make long runs to find them. We use to catch them in a 24ft Bay boat. They are defiantly hungry Right now. Capt Gray Long with Go Long Charters sent me these pictures about 2 weeks ago. They were hammering our Flat Sided Vertical Jigs.





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Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
Are amberjack blue water only?
Not always but usually out of Texas to get to keeper AJ's you have to get to 120+' of water to find them. That makes for a long run out of Texas, some ports 80+ miles. There are so many out of Sabine now, we target them with top waters. Huge blow ups, and lots of fun. Have several spots where they come to surface and follow the boat as it drifts.

I like these size for top water fun, we try to stay away from the really big ones
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Thanks for the info. We are trying to plan a trip for Venice in May. Might try to find some AJs.

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