There’s never a wrong time to go fishing for wahoo in beautiful Venice, LA. In fact, it’s a prize game fish that you can pretty much find all year round on one of exciting offshore chartered fishing trips. Here we take a closer look at this aggressive beast of a fish along with some tips on how to catch one.
Extremely popular fish amongst sports fisherman, wahoo are scombird fish typically found in tropical and subtropical seas around the world. They are best known for their speed and high quality flesh which is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste is similar to mackerel which has created a demand for wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish.
The bodies of wahoo are elongated and covered with small, scarcely visible scales with an iridescent blue back, slivery sides, and an irregular pattern of vertical blue bars. As they age and approach death, these beautiful colors fade rapidly. They have a large mouth filled with razor sharp teeth, and both the upper and lower jaws have a somewhat sharp appearance. The size of wahoo has been recorded up to 8 feet in length, weighing up to 183 pounds. Growth is rapid. For example, one specimen tagged at 11 pounds grew to 33 pounds in one year. Wahoo are extremely fast swimmers and can travel at speeds up to 60 mph. They tend to either be solitary or found in loose-knit groups of two or three fish. However, in certain conditions, they can be found in schools as large as 100 or more. Their diet is largely made up of other fish and squid.
Due to their healthy size, speed, and aggressive habits, wahoo are some of the most prized catches in recreational sports fishing. If you’ve got your sights set on hooking a wahoo, make sure you’re up for the challenge as they make for a worthy and tenacious opponent. Want to know more? Check out these helpful tips on how to catch a wahoo.
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