Stubborn Amberjack Live Up To ‘Reef Donkey’ Name
Greater amberjack are often called “reef donkeys” by fishermen because of their strength and stubbornness. These powerful fighters can test any anglers’ tackle and ability to land them.
Greater amberjack are commonly caught while anglers are pursuing king mackerel. They have a deeply forked tail like that of tuna. Fishermen catch this species by drifting with live or cut baits, jigging and by trolling with spoons and other deep-running artificial lures. Chumming will draw in and keep schools of amberjack near the boat.