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Old 12-16-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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What is the best way to catch an amberjack, and what is a good bait to use
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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big hardtail, big hook, long leader, big egg weight, + lots of drag= big amberjack. downsize for smaller jacks





fish big wrecks and rigs. they like structure up the water column. a hardtail also known as a blue runner.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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i am new to all this what is a hard tail/ better yet i always have room on my boat so if anyone wants to teach me i will be willing to lend a ride
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Try jigging on the wrecks or rigs to the west. You will have more fun jigging for them, or at least I do.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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what kind of jig/ I will use whatever you guys tell me to. I know how to catch snapper grouper bonita I just want to learn it all
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Get some williamsons, braid, shimano or any other brand vertical jigs from your local shop. Tell them you want to catch AJ's and how far out to determine size and weight of jig. I don't know where you live/work but I've got a bunch of them on sale here in Orange Beach. Either way most local shops should have a broad assortment of jigs to choose from.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #7
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go to www.sportfishingmagazine.com and look for the jigging article...
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #8
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Also go to www.shimano.com and watch their vertical jigging video and then you will know what we are talking about. Where are you fishing out of?
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:15 PM   #9
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hardtail = blue runner
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My personal favorite way is with a steel shaft. But most folks love jigging them up. For big AJ's, drop down big, big, bait.

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