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okie dokie..... i think its a amberjack but please correct if wrong... got 2 big sambos yesterday but this big puppy jumped on and madddde me piss..... had more girth and was shit load thicker across the shoulders than a sambo no markings to speak of was a lovely goldish tinge when caught and head looked a lil different... if it is a amberjack first one for me so stoked... another plastic on 6kg victim.... just a guess but i rekon it was 15kg very easily would give it more.... cheers poddy

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nice one poddy, good fish on

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:04

nice one poddy, good fish on 6kg, looks like a amberjack to me

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tnx

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:06

thn matt yeh it was a solid fish thats for sure..... was unreal when it smashed the plak off the bottom ran like a makkie for 60odd meters just cranking!

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Yep, Looks like an Amberjack to me too Poddy

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:09

That's a superb catch on the light gear mate.

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Yep Ambo! Solid one at

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:11

Yep Ambo!

Solid one at that...

Onya Poddy, would have made you p*ss

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Yup

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:18

thanks guys.... yeah same it made me Pi$$ alright... took bout 20mins to get up some huge runs.... i know fishing light isnt great on the bigger fish but both sambos and the amber released fine which was good to see....

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I'd guess AJ as well

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:24

really a great looking fish, its a shame that you cant really target them as such and they tend to be more of a by-catch type of fish.

 

I've been told the "easiest" way to tell an AJ and sambo apart is dorsal fin rays: Aj has 30+, sambos 20 odd. No idea how accurate it is, personally I couldn't see myself being arsed counting them.

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Sure you can, barges, out of

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:45

Sure you can, barges, out of sambo season ;)

Might still get some sambos, but then you can get pinkies if targetting dhuies anyways.

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solid AJ poddy

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:31

hope the darg wahsers are holding up on the reel.

would be some heat generated.....

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Amberjack, but it does look

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:45

Great fish there poddy! Must of gone hard, especially on the light gear (amberjacks will outpull a sambo IMO)

 

Amberjack, but it does look a little more 'snub-nosed' than they usually are.

You can tell by the yellow eye and the more rounded head. Sambos have a bit of a 'bump' on their head, while amberjacks are a smooth curve, and more streamlined. You can do a dorsal count if you want. Though that one does look a bit stockier than i've seen. Bit odd that it was bigger across the shoulders than a sambo, but individual fish vary.

Colourwise, amberjacks tend to have yellow stripes, and a stripe through they eye, and tend to be a more uniform, lighter colour (hard to explain, but sambos tend to have darker tints and more uneven). Sambos have blotches, sometimes. If it has blotches, its a sambo, if it doesnt, it could be either.


Have a look at the comparisons hear and you should get an idea of the difference in profiles.

Amberjack, and profiles one, two, three, four, five

Sambo, and profiles one, two, three, four, five

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Nice AJ there poddyfish!

Thu, 2009-09-24 12:57

Nice AJ there poddyfish!

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Thu, 2009-09-24 13:53

Well done mate, your certainly cleaning up lately...

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yep definately an

Thu, 2009-09-24 18:58

yep definately an Amberjack!

Nice one too one of the bigger specimens I've seen in WA waters.

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its a tailor. amberjack has

Thu, 2009-09-24 19:11

its a tailor. amberjack has a little ruff before the dorsal fin.

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lol, now at 15kg, that would

Thu, 2009-09-24 20:39

lol, now at 15kg, that would be one hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee mother of a tailor

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yeh nice tailor

Thu, 2009-09-24 21:59

hahaha yeah sure would have been a nice tailor.... yeh think it was 15 pretty easily matt bloke at tackleworld today gave me 25kg! hahaha not sure if his left or right eye was closed but not sure its that big haha

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i would say with a definate

Thu, 2009-09-24 22:06

i would say with a definate conclusion its a nice big FISH ,well done on the light gear would have tested your skills , congrats on a first , but that one will be hard to beat

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nice fish poddy. I've been

Fri, 2009-09-25 07:56

nice fish poddy. I've been towelled up by a few 15kg sambos on the twinpower 4000 so the AJ's a great capture on the light stuff. Looks like a fair day for it too, fingers crossed for more of the same.

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haha had a few beers but

Fri, 2009-09-25 14:20

haha had a few beers but wasn't joking. Caught one mother of what i thought was green back at Steep this time last year (looks the same to me) tasted good too;)