Re: Lesser Amberjack ID


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Posted by GES on 2013-03-06 02:44:14 in reply to Lesser Amberjack ID posted by Doug Lovell on 2013-03-05 17:15:45

Years ago, during the March Yellowtail time in Loreto, I caught a Baja Amberjack up in yellowtail alley. It was jack like as you would expect, like a yellowtail only amber on top rather than green; distinctly different colors, plus the black eye bars, but it was shorter and deeper than a yellowtail, so it was the exact shape of your picture fish; but nothing like that color. They don't call them amberjacks for nothing. All in all, I've caught about three of those things in Loreto; never bigger than about 15 pounds. Still pulled like hell and shook its head too.

But your fish doesn't quite look like Dan's Almaco Jack either (color wise), but I haven't seen Dan's critter, so I'll take his word for them looking like your picture.

But not amber I would say.

George


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