Wahoo are often the fastest swimming fish in the ocean, able to achieve speeds of up to 60 MPH. They spool reels within seconds, but are a prized gamefish and taste great on the grill.

While difficult to catch, they can be caught year-round from offshore locations most notably around the oil rigs. The winter and early spring months offer greater opportunity for larger fish. Trolling and live bait fishing are most common wahoo fishing techniques.

 

Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish.

Its body is elongated and covered with small, scarcely visible scales; the back is an iridescent blue, while the sides are silvery, with a pattern of irregular vertical blue bars and have razor sharp teeth. These colors fade rapidly at death. The mouth is large, and both the upper and lower jaws have a somewhat sharper appearance than those of king or Spanish mackerel.

Specimens have been recorded at up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, and weighing up to 83 kg (183 lb).] Growth can be rapid.  Wahoo can swim up to 60 mph (97 km/h). They are some of the fastest fish in the sea.

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