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n. pl. amberjack or am·ber·jacks
Any of various food and game fishes of the genus Seriola, found in temperate and tropical marine waters.

[amber + jack, a fish.]
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(Animals) any of several large carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, esp S. dumerili, with golden markings when young, occurring in tropical and subtropical Atlantic waters
[C19: from amber + jack1]
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(ˈæm bərˌdʒæk)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -jack, (esp. for kinds or species) -jacks.
any of several yellow to coppery carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters.
[1890–95; amber (color) + jack (the fish)]
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Noun1.amberjack - any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
genus Seriola, Seriola - a genus of Carangidae
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Greater amberjacks can bend rods and break tackle, so be sure to bring some heavy artillery with you.
We used BreakDancer-1.1 under GPLv3 [32], which provides genome-wide detection of structural variants from next generation paired-end sequencing reads, with the default parameters to detect insertions/deletions, inversion, and translocations in the pair-end resequenced data of the 20 greater amberjacks. The whole-genome resequenced assembly files were saved in Bam file format.
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On the bottom, around reefs and especially wrecks, you'll be able to tie into large amberjacks which can reach 100 pounds.
FEARS of poisoned amberjacks have come to be added on the increasing list of health fears which riddle local news.
Their logs include lots of dolphin, big amberjacks, gag grouper and red snapper (the latter must be released).
Depths beyond 125 feet will also produce some monster gag and red grouper, scamp, big vermilion, lane, and mangrove snapper, gray triggerfish, and greater amberjacks. AJ season closes the end of October in Gulf state waters.
Frisky live baits are one of the best ways to tempt amberjacks. These can be pinfish, Spanish sardines, menhaden, blue runners or any other live baitfish.
However, both lesser amberjack and greater amberjack juveniles can also be banded, and banded rudderfish have different fishing regulations (size limit, bag limit, closed season) than greater amberjacks.
I've caught snappers, blackfin tuna, amberjacks, kingfish, and just recently a surprise sailfish.