The term amberjack is applied to two members of the jack family that occur in the Mid Atlantic region.

During the summer, greater amberjacks appear around wrecks, reefs, buoys, and other structures. They are often seen swimming near the surface and sometimes respond to surface poppers or other lures that have a splashing action.

They are also taken by live bait fishing when baits are available. Adult greater amberjacks are sometimes found together with crevalle jacks, cobia, and other large predators.

The lesser amberjack is smaller, but otherwise similar in appearance. Lesser amberjacks are sometimes found near inshore buoys, wrecks, debri fields, weedlines, and other floating objects.


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