Amberjack fishing Venice, LA - MGFC

amberjack photoCatch Amberjack in Louisiana with MGFC

Amberjack are known as one of the most fierce fighters of all fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

Commonly found near rigs, and at all depths of the water column near floating structures, Amberjack reward anglers with a strong fight and excellent eating.

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Amberjack can be a fun diversion at times when tuna aren’t biting, or used as a stop en route to tuna or billfish, when you just want to get some action before going a bit further offshore.

At MGFC, we fish for Amberjack year round. They’re commonly seen in schools comprised of young fish which weigh between 8 – 20 pounds. As the fish get larger, they can approach an average of 30 – 60 pounds, but stay close to rig structures, wrecks and artificial reefs. It’s not rare to see Amberjack exceed 100 pounds, but it doesn’t matter, for at most any size, Amberjack give a good fight. 

Amberjack facts

  • Average weight of 30 -40 pounds
  • Older fish weigh up to 60 pounds
  • Some monsters exceed 100 pounds
  • Found in water column near rigs and reefs
  • earned thier nick name “reef-donkey” from thier fierce fight
  • Excellent food quality

Book a trip with MGFC now! Whether you’ve experienced a charter trip going for Amberjack , or if this is your first time, give us a call. Let’s catch some Amberjack with MGFC!






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