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Top 5 Live Baits for Landing Amberjacks

This November, it’s time to hit the road and get your Amberjack. There’s no question they are every fisherman’s dream game fish. Due to their aggressive resistance to being caught, Amberjacks proudly claim the nickname, “Reef Donkeys.” If you’re looking for a serious fight, be prepared to meet your match with these guys.

To catch an Amberjack, one must be the Amberjack. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but it does help to know what they like to eat. We’re giving you the low-down on the top 5 live baits that are sure to land you your Amberjack.

Amberjacks aren’t picky when it comes to what they eat. They like to feed on squid, fish, and crustaceans but will bite on just about anything, especially if it's shiny. As natural predators and extremely aggressive fish, they are sure to go after your live bait. Fish like Cigar Minnows, Sardines, Mullets, Blue Runners, and Menhaden make excellent bait for Amberjack.

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It’s prime-time Amberjack season, so let us know on facebook, twitter, or instagram what your go-to live bait, tips, and tricks are for fishing Amberjack!
― The BUBBA™ Team