Several years ago I fish on a partyboat and I was told by the deckhands I couldn't use spinning tackle for Amberjack because they were inferior to coventionals. One deckhand just about guaranteed I would lose a fish and the fleeing AJ would take the rest of the pack out of the area. Needless to say, I ignored them and went on to bag two bragging size fish while one AJ was lost on a conventional My question is has anyone experience or find that to be true that a lost fleeing AJ will disperse the school? Ksong, you recently returned from successful Amberjack trip in NC. Did u guys lose any fish? And if so, did u lose the school? I've never seen it - not yet anyway.