View Full Version : Stoning an Amberjack
11-10-2002, 05:07 AM
Alot has been talked about on this board regarding stoning an amberjack. Everyone knows that to stone an AJ, you need to hit him right in the brain. But this can sometimes be difficult due to all the bone in an AJ's head. There is another sweet spot, that we are calling "the tail sweet spot". Please refer to the enclosed picture. For clarity, I have shown both sweet spots. The "tail sweet spot" is about two inches forward of the fork right on the lateral line.
This shot may take some time to master, so if it does not work the first time, try and try again. Also, have a very firm grip on your gun, because when you do stone that AJ, the weight of the fish falling may yank the gun out of your hand.
Good luck, and remember "the tail sweet spot" rules
11-10-2002, 05:29 AM
I think you had too many of those "MF Triple Deuce of that Malt Lickity Juices" yesterday!*
*(The new way a beer request is made on the vessel "Myad Venture")
11-10-2002, 07:03 AM
You drink on your boat?????
11-10-2002, 07:27 AM
Thanks for all the concern about getting AJ stoned, but I really don't smoke pot. I wouldn't mind some gin and juice biiaatch!
11-10-2002, 07:50 AM
Didn't Shooter Dan stone his AJ using that sweet spot yesterday? Man, you wouldn't think it would work, but it sure does!!!!
11-10-2002, 09:59 AM
I think the big seas combined with the tournament pressure may have been a littlle more than John could mentally handle yesterday! Maybe we should get him on 100% Oxygen for the rest of the day.
Hey John, did you have a negative experience with an AJ at the tournament? Come on fess up, we'll hear your confession.
11-10-2002, 10:48 AM
Everyone calls it the brain shoot, but it also works if you hit the back bone.. it brakes the back bone and the fish can not swim.. I have hit plenty of bigger gag's hitting them right behind the gil plate at the top edge.. the fish sit there and looks at you but can not move.. I love it when those shoots come out perfect...Here on this grouper you can see where Im talking about.. this fish fell to the ledge when I hit him, and the spear did not even stick into him.. it was about a 20 foot shoot, and the just the tip of the spear stuck him and when I swam up to him the spear was laying next to him and he as "Stoned" as everyone calls it..
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