8/27/15 wahoo @ the 181-182 ridge

normandi

Inseiner
Aug 8, 2007
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LA MIRADA,CA
Name
cesar
Boat
21.6 CABO
Went out yesterday with a couple of buddy's we got a few dorado bait was bad with mostly mackarel, Spotted a wahoo on a kelp and tried to bait it after a few minutes of trying one the guys jumped in the water with a spear gun and shot it after a short fight with the hoo the hoo got away. Just wanted to share our experience out on the water the area was in between the 181 and 182 area with water temp of 76.
 

NATIVE

Deeper and Faster
Apr 2, 2008
345
79
28
Earth
Name
'Smitty'
Boat
BaseCamp Parker 2520
Went out yesterday we got a few dorado bait was bad with mostly mackarel, Spotted a wahoo on a kelp and tried to bait it after a few minutes of trying one the guys jumped in the water with a spear gun and shot it after a short fight with the hoo the hoo got away. Just wanted to share our experience out on the water the area was in between the 181 and 182 area with water temp of 76.
Now we are talking!!!
 

LEGENDS

Yogi Bear
May 7, 2011
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Lakeside
Name
Sam
Boat
None
Do it again Monday! Popeye arms wants to go. Where there's one, there's more
 

strackle99

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Mar 20, 2008
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Villa Lepro, Baja
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Todd
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The one on the fish
It was bound go happen.

Wahoo!!!!
 

makairaa

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May 1, 2005
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Tustin CA
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Philip Hunkins
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17 starcraft
Wahoo on its way into the balboa angling club for weigh in today. Caught by one of the marlin guys fishing north.
 

Steve Francis

Well-Known "Member"
Sep 11, 2006
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StephenKatSea
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.--.
Reported on JD's site to be a 35-40 lb wahoo caught near the 17 fa spot, between SB Is and CI Harbor. 14 year old angler on a pink marlin lure. Coming into Balboa Angling club for weigh and photos.
 

Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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San Diego
Name
Doug
Boat
25ft Skipjack fly
Wa.......HOO! Hell YA!

Get ready for every line that comes back with out a hook to be from a wahoo btw LOL
 

Sonny100

Member
May 15, 2015
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Name
Sonny
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Mako 184 CC
Hi All,

New to Southern offshore fishing. How rare is it to catch a wahoo?
 

makairaa

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 1, 2005
4,189
3,244
113
Tustin CA
Name
Philip Hunkins
Boat
17 starcraft
Hi All,

New to Southern offshore fishing. How rare is it to catch a wahoo?
If you do not count last year and this year, there may have been 1 or 2 in the previous 100 years. So rare.
 

e_rack

Member
Aug 22, 2006
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Earth
Name
e_rack
Boat
none
I was at the shelter island launch ramp yesterday afternoon and a guy was walking up the ramp carrying one. No idea if he shot it or caught it on rod and reel. The other interesting thing I saw yesterday afternoon: while driving the boat back to the slip there was a coast guard boat tied up to the harbor police dock and they were unloading huge bundles of drugs off a private boat stacking them on the dock.
 
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finfan

Member
Aug 2, 2005
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San Diego
Name
STEVEN
Boat
32' Blackfin FB
Trolling marlin jigs in from th 43 saturday afternoon and just before the 182 the port rigger goes off and we reel in 3 feet of leader ?????? Whaoooo.............
 

Sonny100

Member
May 15, 2015
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Name
Sonny
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Mako 184 CC
So what is the wahoo setup? I have one avet LX with 60lb braid. Steel leader ? I should start looking at wahoo recipes!
 

seadancer

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Jul 2, 2007
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Westminster, CA
Name
Craig Gilbert
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none
So what is the wahoo setup? I have one avet LX with 60lb braid. Steel leader ? I should start looking at wahoo recipes!
Yes steel leader is a necessity. Worse teeth than any shark. Have even seen wahoo bite through steel leader. If you catch one keep your fingers away from mouth and teeth even if dead.
 

karlow

Twins 2017
Apr 29, 2004
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Duarte/Covina
Name
karl
Boat
20' skippy Topless /17' whaler Wet Ride (sold) /18' Outrage
What lures work best for Hoo?
BK/purple?