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September 2016

Fishy Facts: Amberjack Fish | Greater Amberjack

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  • Olive green or brownish back and silver sides
  • Dark stripe from nose to front of dorsal fin
  • Anal fin is about 2/3 the length of the second dorsal fin
  • No scutes (bone-like projections) on body

Can be up to 60 inches (a whopping 176 pounds); still common to find them around 40 inches and a heavy 40 pounds. Because of their size, this fish will need heavy conventional tackle in order to reel it in.

Amberjack are an offshore species and can be found around rocky reefs, debris, and shipwrecks. Any of these habitats in the range of 60 to 240 feet of water is the preferred zone of amberjack, but in general, the biggest fish will be in deeper water.

Great amberjacks are the largest of the jacks. The great thing about these fish is that they can be found year-round because they spawn offshore most of the year. Greater amberjack typically feed on squid, fish, and crustaceans though they aren’t picky and almost any bait will work.

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Largest of the jacks; thought to spawn offshore throughout much of the year; feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.

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Best Saltwater Fishing Spots in Galveston

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Planning a fishing trip on the Texas coast? Let us help you get to these great saltwater fishing spots in Galveston, Texas.

Galveston has been considered the best saltwater fishing location in Texas. The city’s jetties, beaches, piers bay reefs and flats provide anglers with easy access to a wide variety of game species, such as cobia, flounder, and sharks, to name a few. If you’re planning a fishing trip to Galveston, be sure to try one of these fishing spots.

East Bay

East Galveston Bay is full of large spotted seatrout and redfish. Excellent places to find fish are the bay’s abundant flats and reefs, including Hanna’s Reef, West Bolivar Flats, Elmgrove Flats, and much more.

Pelican Island

Pelican Island is well known for its sandy flats and great fishing. From spring through autumn, it is a core spot for anglers seeking redfish, trout, and flounder.

Rollover Pass

Rollover Pass was built in 1956 to increase the fishing opportunities in Galveston Bay. These days it’s a hot spot for locals to find several game fish species, especially flounder.

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Galveston Jetty fishing charter

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Had a great day at the Galveston south jetty.Boxed 15 slot redfish,tagged 5 bull redfish over 30 inches and had 4 nice speckled trout.Released 3 black drum all over 30 inches also.Redfish are on fire right now at Galveston jetties.Fish on……

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