Genus and Species:

Acanthocybium solandri



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Wahoo Description:

A member of the mackerel family, wahoo have long, streamlined bodies with wavy bars or stripes that fade quickly upon death. The wahoo is a top predator that chops its prey with its small, razor-sharp teeth. Highly prized by fishermen around the world as a sport fish and for its white, mild meat. Wahoo are quick and agile reaching weights up to 150-pounds. Wahoo are considered open water fish but are often found near the edges of continental shelves and pinnacles. They can also be found under floating debris. They live in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world. These fish are caught trolling with baits and lures with wire leaders due to their sharp teeth. Anglers often use high-speed methods, as wahoo like to hit a fast-trolled bait and often a sub-surface presentation. They can also be caught on jigs, irons, and live bait. Anglers fish structures such as natural ledges, oil rigs, and floating debris. Wahoo are often found schooling if conditions are favorable and bait is present. The wahoo is known for blazing fast runs after the initial strike.