There will be no more returning back home empty-handed when you apply the tips in this article. Are you still coming back with a bucket full of nothing? Or you even buy or beg for Wahoo from fellow fishermen so your wife and your family doesn’t know you cannot hunt? Well, do not worry because the following are great tips about how to catch Wahoo, so you can come back with a tasty Wahoo and great catches for the family.
Wahoo is a thin and streamlined predator found in tropical offshore waters around the world. They have an amazing outline pattern when they are caught; they have very sharp teeth that cut its prey in a similar way to scissors. Wahoo is one of the fastest and attractive pelagic fish. They get speeds of more than 50 miles per hour and are known for their stealth. The fish is long and thin, with vertical blue lines. They have blue eyes and wide opening mouth equipped with sharp teeth.
Wahoo baits. This fish will definitely grap baits like Pacific Mackerel although they can be difficult to hook this way. The baits do not move quickly like using lures for them, so they have more time to inspect them and see the wire leader and shy away. It can sometimes be difficult to catch this fish as it might be in the middle of the reefy bottom, which will destroy the cast net. The Gulf Coast and other areas of the Atlantic Ocean may have a good number of live baits at certain times of the year.
Lures: For trolling, you can try Rapalas and other swimming plugs that can be trolled quickly. Yo-Zuri Bonita or Braid Maurader lures work very well and when they are on the surface, they sometimes take stick baits or poppers.
Produced wire rigs with as light of wire as you feel comfortable with, Use a colored coffee wire around # 6, which will be around a 55 lb test. Rig a 6/0, 7/0 or even 8/0 live bait hook with a similar treble hook around 5 inches back. It is best to make these rigs only 2 feet long and use the Albright special to connect it to an 80 lb fluorocarbon leader that should give it a length of five to seven feet. There is no need for a very long leader, as it is best to not even let an experienced wire man handle the leader, because many people lose this fish because the wire man allows a bit of slack or unequal pressure. Of course, when you are trolling with cigar sinker and long leaders, you have no other choice in this matter.
You can either hook the bait at the front in a suitable way that allows it to breathe and swim while you tenderly move the boat forward. A simple hardness can as well be made of monel wire pushed through the front of the bait and twisted together at the top of the forehead. Simply move your 6/0 hook to the sides to pass the tip and the barb between the fish and the cable. The hook should point upward when finished, and you can now slide your baits into the water. Move the boat slowly, going in and out of the gear [if you have trolling valves] move fast enough to keep the boat pointed in the right direction as you do not want to drown your baits. I strongly believe if you follow the above tips on how to catch Wahoo, you will be coming back with a bucket full of Wahoo for your family.