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why are amberjack known as being such a strong fish when the fights are so short?

Old 08-27-2020, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Captainbadfinger View Post
Lmfao!!! Short fight??
Try one like this in deep water and let me know how you like the "short fight"


Wow!! 80 pounder?
Old 08-27-2020, 01:55 PM
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Wait, you've only watched videos?? 🤣🤣
Old 08-27-2020, 02:39 PM
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No longer have pics of my 90lb + AJ after dunking my phone many years ago before clouds etc. But I remember how my forearms were burning as never before ... Your most intense workout for close to 30 minutes ... had to get a buddy on board to help me hold it up for pics!, I'm not tall at 5'7" but I remember thinking the fish was going to block out my entire image, had the tail on deck and I could barely see over it's head! ... if I hooked that fish today I'd have to pass the rod off if I wanted to boat him ... maybe a 15lb 'er is easy peasy but the mature AJ's with size can be a lasting life experience ...
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Player your out of your depth. 90 pound AJ in 200 Ft wreck will crack you
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Originally Posted by Captainbadfinger View Post
Lmfao!!! Short fight??
Try one like this in deep water and let me know how you like the "short fight"


Capt John will put you on sea monsters!


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My AJ days are long over. When we go out to target AJ's I'm the "mingo man". Not taking a chance on accidentally hooking one!
Old 08-27-2020, 03:20 PM
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Amazing fish! Iíve never caught one, where are some of the best locations for AJís? Those photos are incredible!
Old 08-27-2020, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
Amazing fish! Iíve never caught one, where are some of the best locations for AJís? Those photos are incredible!
Offshore ledges, wrecks in 60'+ from VA to TX
Old 08-27-2020, 03:29 PM
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I've caught a lot of 50-100 lb yellowfin, and caught a 50 lb AJ once on a heavy stand up tuna rod and swore I never wanted to catch a big AJ again.
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Old 08-27-2020, 03:38 PM
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I haven’t caught any much bigger than this, nor do I ever want to. 200’ deep maxed drag on tallicas with braid... my back still hurts thinking about it. I’ll take a tuna fight any day, easier pull and better eating.

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I guess some of you guys have never caught a small mouth bass because pound for pound they are the strongest fish known to swim. . Well, according to one THT guy last year.

I never have caught an AJ.Seems like a good fish to catch at least once.
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Originally Posted by Twodown View Post
My AJ days are long over. When we go out to target AJ's I'm the "mingo man". Not taking a chance on accidentally hooking one!
Same here! I used to jig for them with big spinning reels. Nowadays, we let the new guys do it. 😂 Or, we'll drop a hardtail down on a big electric reel and push the button.
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Originally Posted by kbad View Post
Because a 15 pound AJ can straighten a 150 pound snap. The amount of pull they can generate is just unreal.
Only if you buy your terminal tackle from wish.com....
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This is same guy who posted a bunch of Polls about tarpon being good fighters, jacks, etc. This is a troll or a kid who watches videos of people fishing and starts threads....
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yeah, a fisherman in name only. Who really asks if tarpon, or amberjack are good fighters? SMH
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Try catching one on 20# king gear...that's when I catch them...they never give up and if you are willing to put in the time and get them boat side they never seem much worse for the wear!
Old 08-27-2020, 08:20 PM
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Swordfish. Those jokers can pull!
Old 08-27-2020, 08:33 PM
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Like trying to reel in a submarine on an ultralight.
Old 08-27-2020, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokyMtnGrady View Post
I guess some of you guys have never caught a small mouth bass because pound for pound they are the strongest fish known to swim. . Well, according to one THT guy last year.

I never have caught an AJ.Seems like a good fish to catch at least once.
Having caught a few smallmouth this summer, I'd have to respectfully say BS! And by a long shot!

The only things smallmouth have over an AJ is taste and that they jump a bit.
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Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
Having caught a few smallmouth this summer, I'd have to respectfully say BS! And by a long shot!

The only things smallmouth have over an AJ is taste and that they jump a bit.
Small Mouths are scrappy. I donít even think they are the toughest fresh water fish though. That title goes to Hybrid Stripers. Neither are even in the same league as Amberjack. Oranges to Apples.
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