What About Amberjacks? April 20, 2018


Amberjack are a game fish, most often found in the warmer parts of ocean.There are many types of amberjacks, including greater amberjacks (Atlantic), lesser amberjacks (Atlantic), Almaco jack (Pacific), yellowtail (Pacific), and the banded rudderfish (Atlantic).

They usually have dark stripes extending from nose to in front of their dorsal fins.They have no scutes and soft dorsal bases less than twice the length of the anal fin bases. They are usually 40 pounds or less, and are found associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 20 to 75 m (10 to 40 fathoms). Greater amberjacks are also found in the Pacific.