James m

SC Guides for Amber Jacks?

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Been looking into making a trip down to South Carolina to fish for amberjacks and am wondering if anyone has any experience with any specific guides down there?

 

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James

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I wonder what grain weight line it would take to get down to where amberjack are typically found

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2 hours ago, albacized said:

I wonder what grain weight line it would take to get down to where amberjack are typically found

not sure but after some looking into it it seems they have some ways of teasing them ip to the surface

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They can be teased up for sure and they can also be chummed up as well. 
 

While it’s illegal today in most, if not all, places, Lefty would say that one of the best ways to bring those types of fish to the surface was with firecrackers. 
 

Also, line grain weight doesn’t matter when you’re looking for depth, you’ll want to focus on sink weight. Grain weight is really the density of the line—you could have a 1200 grain floating line that won’t sink at all, whereas a 250 grain 9ips line would actually sink, and quite fast at that. 

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27 mins ago, Ftyer said:

They can be teased up for sure and they can also be chummed up as well. 
 

While it’s illegal today in most, if not all, places, Lefty would say that one of the best ways to bring those types of fish to the surface was with firecrackers. 
 

Also, line grain weight doesn’t matter when you’re looking for depth, you’ll want to focus on sink weight. Grain weight is really the density of the line—you could have a 1200 grain floating line that won’t sink at all, whereas a 250 grain 9ips line would actually sink, and quite fast at that. 

yea ive seen some videos of them being chummed up as well

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