Birthday amberjack

Every year to celebrate my birthday, my dad takes me out for an overnight trip. We had a great night and caught a box full of yellowfin!
After fishing for tuna all night, we stopped on the way in to try for amberjack. On my second drop I hooked up to this monster. I knew I was in for a fight as he was ripping line off of my 50w Penn International. After a 30-40 minute battle, I finally landed this 88.36-pound amberjack! Couldn’t have done it without my crew cheering me on and singing me the “happy birthday” song during the fight! This is by far the biggest amberjack I’ve ever caught. I’m very proud to have hooked, fought, and landed him on my own!
I will never forget this fish!

Mallory O’Brien Talley
Port Fourchon, LA

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