Late Summer Amberjack Action!
<p> Hello again from St.Lucie Sportfishing Charters.As the Labor Day holiday passes indicating the end of summer we find a few Amberjack still willing to take some live sardines.The current was moving along good at 7-8 knots.I used a 16 ounce lead egg sinker to get close to the bottom.Once on the bottom at 180 feet,I would turn a few cranks to lift off the bottom.A short time passed and a nice Amberjack inhaled a bait and the fight was on!
Tackle on this particular fish was a stout 40-80 Star rod with a Penn International 20.This set-up made short work on reeling in a Amberjack in the 15-20 pound range.The rest of the trip was filled with a few white tipped reef sharks. Not much else to report on this trip.Boat safe,fish hard!For now I am Capt.Sal from St.Lucie Sportfishing Charters.
About The Author: Captain Sal Mattino
Company: St. Lucie Sportfishing Charters
Area Reporting: Ocean & River from Fort Pierce to Stuart ,Florida
Bio: Retired from Firefighting & Law Enforcement Service. Fishing this area for 17 years. U.S. Coast Guard Captains License Qualified to operate vessels up to 100 tons. I carry a maximum of 6 passengers. I am a member of the American Professional Captains Association. I am a certified Captain for the International Game & Fish Association. I have received additional training in First Responder First Aid applications.