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Old 08-01-2019, 07:37 AM   #1
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Reef Donkey Season

Aka amberjack opens today thru October 31 in state and federal waters. Unless, it's closed early like last year. Daily bag limit is 1 per person. Size limit is 34 inches "FORK" length. Time to get some fresh AJ fish spread.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:12 AM   #2
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My personal favorite aj shooting video, you need to have audio and don’t play it at work. Good luck with the ajs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQBXXx5Th0
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: Reef Donkey Season

I've read that in the Gulf they don't have worms all over like in the East coast. Is that true?
I loved to eat AJ when in Panama and Venezuela. I don't like the idea of killing a fish that is going to be wasted.
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I've read that in the Gulf they don't have worms all over like in the East coast. Is that true?
I loved to eat AJ when in Panama and Venezuela. I don't like the idea of killing a fish that is going to be wasted.
Hey Marco, in my experience northern Gulf AJs have very few worms compared to Atlantic/Keys AJs
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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My personal favorite aj shooting video, you need to have audio and donít play it at work. Good luck with the ajs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQBXXx5Th0
First and last time I'd dive with that guy that just watched. Pretty much common sense what you needed help with.
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:57 PM   #6
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Hey Marco, in my experience northern Gulf AJs have very few worms compared to Atlantic/Keys AJs
Thanks Alec!

Any diving lately?
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:30 PM   #7
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I don't think I'd want to dive with either one of them. One idiot and one dude that can't keep his cool.

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:25 PM   #8
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I've read that in the Gulf they don't have worms all over like in the East coast. Is that true?
I loved to eat AJ when in Panama and Venezuela. I don't like the idea of killing a fish that is going to be wasted.
Of all the AJs I've taken...only ONE had ANY worms, and were only a few and in the tail.

As for the comment on looking forward to fish spread...a bit of a waste of good fish...AJ is Delicious ...the trick is DON'T OVER COOK IT!!!! For then it gets hard/tough, kinda like chicken breast...NFG!
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:34 PM   #9
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Re: Reef Donkey Season

Just watched this;
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQBXXx5Th0
HONESTLY? ILMAO!
That is some FUNNY SHIT jfjf!
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My personal favorite aj shooting video, you need to have audio and donít play it at work. Good luck with the ajs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQBXXx5Th0
Is that you in the video?
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:55 PM   #11
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As for the comment on looking forward to fish spread...a bit of a waste of good fish...AJ is Delicious ...the trick is DON'T OVER COOK IT!!!! For then it gets hard/tough, kinda like chicken breast...NFG!
You're absolutely right. In ceviche is also great. But eating raw fish with worms backs me just a little...

Even though if you freeze it for 48 hours it is safe to eat.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:56 PM   #12
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First off the shooter should be responsible for his crappy shot on that fish. I dont expect anyone to clean up my mess when im shooting. Dont bite off more than you can chew.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:14 PM   #13
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Re: Reef Donkey Season

I don't know, I didn't see anything wrong with the shot, and if the plan was to tag team the fish, his buddy let him down. He looked pretty narced.

I also can't knock being pissed. Had a shark took the fish when jfjf was wrapped in the line he'd be screwed.

Probably the most entertaining videos on the YouTube are guys shooting AJs.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:26 PM   #14
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Re: Reef Donkey Season

He put it right at the lateral line just behind the gill plate...
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The shot is good. Everything else is not. IMHO.
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