One of the most commonly requested, Amberjack fishing in Miami.
Miami Beach Amberjack
Amberjacks, sometimes called AJ’s by locals, are one fish that has not yet seen the fate of being overfished. In fact, they are abundant off Miami coast near reefs, wrecks, rigs and near the outer edge of the Gulf stream. The smaller ones, under 8 lbs., will congregate in tight schools, while the older ones form in loose groups. The really big fellows, 100 lbs. or more are generally loners. We can target these species, Almaco Jacks, and Golden Amberjack. The wrecks that we will fish are as shallow as 60′ of water and all the way out to nearly 400′. When conditions are right we can fish up to four lines at a time and multiple hook ups are not uncommon for great fishing action. Amberjacks and Almaco’s are aggressive, hard hitting, fast fish that are really a blast to catch. The small school fish are a lot of fun, but a big Golden Amberjack is truly an amazing catch & special trophy.
MIAMI AMBERJACK FISHING TECHNIQUES
Our best methods for fishing for Amberjack off Miami Beach is two fold. Live Bait bottom fishing, and jig fishing around reefs and wrecks is a great method to catch some really big bottom fish. Catching Golden Amberjack in Miami up to almost 100lbs is not rare but most trophy size fish are about 50lbs.
We currently fish more than 250 wrecks and rubble piles in our area and just love the opportunity to drop a live bait on any of them. The “Amberjack” family has a few members that we target. What we call lesser jacks, are banded rudder fish and lesser Amberjack. Both fish only grow to about 9lbs in our area. The Greater amberjack will average 20-40lbs, With real giants over 50lbs. Almaco’s are the amberjacks cousin and are very similar, they just fight harder. Almaco’s average 8lbs – 18lbs, giants are over 20lbs Our most productive method of catching these fish is to place lively medium & large live baits over wrecks in the Gulf Stream in at least 150′ of water to almost 400’deep. Strong baits placed on long leaders in medium to fast current works best.
Miami Amberjack Fishing is not only one of our customers favorites, but our captains’ as well.