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Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release #14006432 05/22/21 12:15 PM
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records are slowly coming in. Here is the new greater amberjack catch and release state record I caught in July 2020. Often called reef donkeys, these fish fight to the bitter end.

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Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: Osbornfishing] #14006484 05/22/21 12:54 PM
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Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: Osbornfishing] #14006680 05/22/21 04:31 PM
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Congratulations on another state record! cheers

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Originally Posted by T Bird
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Thanks T Bird

Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: Pot licker] #14006782 05/22/21 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Pot licker
Congratulations on another state record! cheers


Thank you. It is not a Rio, but it will have to do. roflmao

Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: Osbornfishing] #14006845 05/22/21 08:24 PM
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Congratulations Barry! Awesome fish. flehan


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Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: banker-always fishing] #14006922 05/22/21 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Congratulations Barry! Awesome fish. flehan


Thanks Chuck. One fish closer to the goal.

Re: Greater Amberjack - State Record - Catch and Release [Re: Osbornfishing] #14007981 05/23/21 11:36 PM
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Dang nice!


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Originally Posted by flee fly
Dang nice!


Thanks Flee Fly.

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Beautiful Fish and congratulations on the record. woot

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Originally Posted by Laker One
Beautiful Fish and congratulations on the record. woot


Thanks Laker One

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I caught one in Costa Rica that 55” long a few years ago. Fought it for about 20 minutes and pulled like a freight train. When it finally came up to the surface, it fell off the line but just laid there. We reached over and scooped it up. Gave it to the deckhand and captain. They said it would feed their family for a week. We were fishing for rooster fish but it was a great bonus to catch.

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Originally Posted by Patrnflyr
I caught one in Costa Rica that 55” long a few years ago. Fought it for about 20 minutes and pulled like a freight train. When it finally came up to the surface, it fell off the line but just laid there. We reached over and scooped it up. Gave it to the deckhand and captain. They said it would feed their family for a week. We were fishing for rooster fish but it was a great bonus to catch.


Great report. That was a nice amberjack. Did you catch any roosters?

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Congratulations Barry on another state record banana that AJ is way bigger than any Rio I've seen roflmao


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Originally Posted by gar1970
Congratulations Barry on another state record banana that AJ is way bigger than any Rio I've seen roflmao


It is easy to catch a big amberjack since they have a big mouth. Catching those fish with little mouths show much more skill. roflmao

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