× Countries Species Methods Top selection Write a review Propose a New Host

Question

Contact Us

WAHOO

Fishing for Wahoo

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


An amazing semi-deep sea speed demon with a body equipped like a slim submarine torpedo, the Wahoo is one of the fastest fish in the ocean.

It is a real “wahoooo!!” to hang on to as they burn through reel spools at sound-barrier-breaking speeds.

Bursts of speed can be up to 80 km per hour, or more, and they are known for tossing their head and occasionally jumping; two great fighting tactics that everyone must experience when out deep sea fishing! Wahoo, with their sharp, pointed teeth are an active eater of small fish they found feeding throughout reefs and vegetative protection.

Wahoo live in small groups that are seasonally migratory throughout the year. They are noted for having a stunning tiger-striped blue patterned vertical bands that is a feast both for the eyes and for the taste buds of the lucky angler but are not an extremely common go-to game fish.

Wahoo can be caught a number of ways including trolling, with live bait or lures and by kite fishing.

Although wahoo are incredibly spontaneous concerning locations, other species seen near wahoo include dolphin, bonita, and sailfish.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Acanthocybium solandri

Size: length 2.5 m

Weight: up to 85 kg

Speed: up to 97 km/h (One of the fastest fish in the world)

Lifespan: 5 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Subtropical and Tropical parts of the Atlantic (Caribbean and Mediterranean included) and of the Indo-Pacific Oceans