Wahoo – (Acanthocybium solandri)

Wahoo are a pelagic and seasonally migratory, it tends to be a loner or travel in small groups of 2 to 6 fish. The season is generally better during autumn and winter months where they gather around structure at depths between 40 and 120 meters. In the summer – catches of Wahoo are more scattered.

The upper jaw is movable and the teeth are large, strong and laterally compressed – they can be a nuisance when destroying the expensive marlin lures…

The back is a brilliant, deep, blue sometimes described as metallic or electric blue. Bright blue vertical bands, or “tiger stripes”, flow down the sides onto the silver and sometimes join into pairs on the belly. It is reputed to be one of the fastest fish in the sea, attaining speeds of up to 80 km/h . The first scorching run may peel off several hundred yards of line in seconds. Occasionally this fish jumps on the strike and often shakes its head violently when hooked.

Fishing methods include trolling with whole, rigged baits as well as with strip baits or artificial lures.
The flesh is considered excellent eating – light and well defined.

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