Amberjack, as the name implies, is a member of the Jack family and like all the rest of the members, is a very hard fighter. It is also good eating here, but on the east coast of the US they are often wormy and are released, particularly the larger specimens. Caught over high spots on live bait or by vertical jigging these fish range in size from 5 pounds to 100 pounds with an average of around 20 pounds. They are found in small schools so where one is caught there will often be another. As you can see from the first photo below, they are easy to identify with the yellow lateral line running from the mouth across the eyes then continuing on down to the tail. Larger specimens such as in the second picture have often had the brightness of that line diminished, but are still recognizable as Amberjack. Tackle used for Yellowtail is also fine for Amberjack.