Amber Jacks are sometimes called reef donkeys, are known for their large size and tremendous strength. They are usually deep water fish, and are common around deep reef and wrecks throughout the Florida Keys.
They are often caught on large jigs or large live baits fished near the bottom. They are not the best eating fish but can be ok if cooked right. Cooked right usually means smoked and made into a dip or made into a soup.
These fish are much more common and in shallower water in the winter although they can be caught all year round.
Catching more then a couple of them in a day can be hazardous to your back.