General Species Information
Type of Fish: Saltwater
Common Name: Amberjack
Scientific Name: Seriola dumerili
Size: Most common at 20-50 pounds, but will reach 170 pounds.
Habitat / Location: Greater amberjack are found from nearshore waters out to depths of 300 feet and occasionally deeper. Greater amberjacks are usually found near reefs, wrecks and artificial reefs.
Qualities: Nicknamed the "reef donkey" because of the tremendous pulling ability.
NC Record Catch: 125 lbs Off Cape Lookout 1973 Caught by: Paul Bailey Jr.
Record: 155 lbs 10 oz Challenger Bank, Bermuda June 24, 1981 Caught by: Joseph Dawson
Suggested Rod/Reel package: