Huge Amberjack fights and a lot more

DeeDee

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Huge Amberjack fights and a lot more
Is the 100+ mile overnight journey to the far-off Florida Middle Grounds & beyond worth the trip?

Let's take a look:











Friday, August 7, 2020:

Dan, way to go!



One of the best eating fish ever to swim, the Scamp Grouper:



Nice Gag Grouper:



More good eats:



That was fun. Now... Let's go challenge the BIG boys:



No matter how hard we try we simply cannot get away from the 'endangered' American Red Snapper:



Ready for a fight? Mr. Amberjack is:

Where does this fighting machine roam?

Let's take a look:



The Greater Amberjack can be found on offshore reefs and wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Their range in the Western Atlantic is from Nova Scotia to Brazil. They can grow nearly 6 feet long and weigh up to 200 pounds. The world record stands at 163 pounds caught June 22, 2015, off Japan. The Florida record is 142 pounds caught by Mr. W.A. Colbert Jr. 2/3/79, Islamorada, Florida.

The Florida Fisherman ll record stands at 110 pounds:



Dad, is it time for the fights to begin?



Son, you had better believe it:



Dad, that's a monster:



Son, the fights have just begun:



The Florida's deck is covered with huge Amberjacks:















It's been a long night & day:





Is the 100+ mile overnight journey to the far-off Florida Middle Grounds & beyond worth the trip?

Just ask Mr. John Martin after winning the jackpot with an 80# Amberjack:


Catch the great fight on this action packed video:







 
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Tom123

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Epic trip! Great call by the captain to go long for those tanker AJ's. Wahoo too!

Nice to see the older reels hold up to them giants.
 
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watersdeep

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Would you not get less tangles if the angler's followed the fish around the boat?
It's difficult to grasp the concept.
Over here (west coast)we have a motto, NO ANGLES NO TANGLES.
Help me out here DeeDee, asked the west coast angler.
Thanks.
 

DeeDee

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With big fish anglers often do a 360 around the boat. Would love to know how "NO TANGLES" works on a head boat. Been fishing 39 hr, 44 hr, and 62 hour trips for over 40 years. Have yet to see "NO TANGLES" on a head boat.