The greater Amberjack, or AJ as they often called, is a "angry" fighter that will try to wrench your hands from your arms, your arms from your shoulders, your shoulders from the rest of you and the rest of you from the boat, Yes this species will not go down (or come up) easily. In addition of its fighting spirit, the Amber Jacks gets BIG, so, all you iron pumping boys and girls, put down the protein shakes and pick up a rod instead and prepare for a new type of workout.
AJ's are creatures of structure and the hundreds of wrecks and crevasses dotting the bottom of the Gulf are welcome havens for the big jacks. AJ's will weave in and around the structure, persistently looking for a meal. In most cases they travel in small groups, so if you hook one, chances are there's more to catch. A good bait of choice is usually a big live fish but when they're in a feeding mood, they aren't real picky eaters, squid, crabs and cut fish, all goes.
So the bottom line is that what the Amberjack lacks in long runs it easily makes up for with its super strength and tenacious fight. Amberjacks have beautiful gold and purple colors. They are found in ocean water on and around wrecks. Amberjacks are extremely difficult to get off the bottom when hooked and will give even heavy tackle a test of strength and endurance.
An Amberjack fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will be a conversation piece wherever you hang it. You can add to the many tales and stories yourself, just make sure your legend is 100% true, or somewhat accurate... or just a good fishing story.