Amberjack We think

Amberjack We think

Lost abit of colour in this photo

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Amberjack We think

Sun, 2010-02-21 07:52

nice fish im not to sure with out seeing the colour as well

nice set off wobb jaws on the wall and your makos are up side down

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looks like  sambo to me.

Sun, 2010-02-21 08:25

looks like  sambo to me. great catch though:)

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a bit hard to tell with the

Sun, 2010-02-21 09:10

a bit hard to tell with the angle and color gone out of it but it is possible looking at the head it is a ambo. either way would have put up a nice fight

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looks like a sambo and an ambo

Sun, 2010-02-21 10:38

no idea mate maybe look up the differences fin rays etc

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Sun, 2010-02-21 11:16

I use the dorsal fin rays to determin the sepcies.

http://www.gfaa.asn.au/html/4spe_01.htm?section=species&sp_id=2

Sambos have less rays.

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Looks slimy, not scaly so

Sun, 2010-02-21 11:21

Looks slimy, not scaly so probably a sambo.

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/suday-fishing-out-wide

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Definately a sambo. Can tell

Sun, 2010-02-21 16:49

Definately a sambo. Can tell by the shape of the head, and position of the eye. Sambos dont always have the splotches, and can have a kinda yellowy streak, so colour isnt really a good way to tell them apart sometimes (pretty obvious its a sambo if its splotchy though).

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Hi Matt

Mon, 2010-02-22 16:02

That fish came up with the normal sambo splotchy colouring, and then changed to gold almost immediatey.

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MEAT

Tue, 2010-02-23 15:13

Did you process it , was the meat white (SAMBO) or red (AMBO) also an Ambo has a yellow stripe along it's lateral line and it goes thru the eye and sambo's have the stripe but it doesn't go thru the eye.

Easiset way to tell is if it has small and rough scales and if you process it the meat is red not white, also the stripe thru it's eye.

 

Amberjacks do get the stress markings like a sambo too, the blotches are a sighn the fish is stressed if you put one on a deck hose to help revive it the marking fade a bit as they lose the lactic acid and stress less .

HTH

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Sure mav, but we want to ID

Tue, 2010-02-23 20:33

Sure mav, but we want to ID them without opening them up =)

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Other ways

Wed, 2010-02-24 14:44

I did mention 2 other ways as well, the stripe thru the eye as well as the rough scales, someone allready mentioned fin ray count.

 

But what would I know.

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I think you missed the

Wed, 2010-02-24 14:49

I think you missed the smilie!

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Not sure what they did with it Maverick

Tue, 2010-02-23 21:31

Some good info there though thanks mate.

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This picture might help with the ID

Tue, 2010-02-23 21:32


It was a pretty good capture on Steve's old Alvey.

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Definately a sambo. The

Wed, 2010-02-24 14:55

Definately a sambo. The dorsal spacing would be tighter if an ambo (and the eye position and head shape arent right).

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Thanks Matt

Wed, 2010-02-24 15:37

All the best, Colin

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Looks like a fish to me....

Tue, 2010-02-23 22:03

Something I haven't experienced for a week or so. The water last weekend was like dishwashing water at the office. Nice catch though :)

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