Wahoo

WAHOO (Acanthocybium solandri)

Wahoo is the biggest member of mackerel family and can be found in all warm water oceans and is pelagic. They can reach 78 inches (200cm) and weight up too 180lb (82kg). Bigger specimens can be solitary, smaller can be found in small schools. They are build for speed and agility, reaching up to 50 mph (75km/h).  Fishing for them is done from the boat during high tides, ideally looking for in current lines. Wahoo are quite often teased up like fishing for Sailfish, teaser lure is removed and there are few seconds to make the cast. Strips need to be quick and powerful, quite often the fish will take on the strip.

 

Wahoo flies:

Wahoo are predatory fish that are a part of mackerel family, they are teased up like sailfish. We use big flies for them, occasionally also poppers.  

 

Equipment:

For wahoo we use 10 to 12wt, 9ft rods. Reels are extremely important, since they need to have strong and smooth drag. For wahoo, tuna, sailfish we use shock tippet with wire.

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