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Old 08-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Mea coulpa, mea coulpa, mea maxima coulpa! I have to tip my hat to the guys that recommend using fluorocarbon leaders for Amberjack because I found out that the can be really leader shy. The perfect example is at the Ozark right now. Those fish have been hammered catch and release before season and hit harder after season opened.

Changing to a fluorocarbon leader, longer rod and a more aggressive stroke on the jig would trigger the occasional strike. So like all those guys said, if you can see them on the bottom machine but they have lock jaw.... shift to the fluorcarbon no see um leader material!
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Mea coulpa, mea coulpa, mea maxima coulpa! I have to tip my hat to the guys that recommend using fluorocarbon leaders for Amberjack because I found out that the can be really leader shy. The perfect example is at the Ozark right now. Those fish have been hammered catch and release before season and hit harder after season opened.

Changing to a fluorocarbon leader, longer rod and a more aggressive stroke on the jig would trigger the occasional strike. So like all those guys said, if you can see them on the bottom machine but they have lock jaw.... shift to the fluorcarbon no see um leader material!
Yep. The flourocarbon does the trick. They just don't hit a steel leader because they can see it.
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What about strait braid?
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Here I'm going to give you another secret for free. Go with a longer leader, say like 12'. Fluoro not required.
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