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Wahoo

Fishing for 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. These colors fade rapidly at death. The mouth is large, and the teeth of the Wahoo are razor sharp. 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 (96.5606 km/h). They are some of the fastest fish in the sea.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Wahoo Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

WHERE CAN YOU FISH FOR WAHOO?

As a global species, Wahoo are caught at several lodges we represent around the world from the west coast of Central America to Australia.  

FISHING TACKLE FOR WAHOO 

Most are caught trolling with conventional stand-up gear. Fly fishing is possible casting into balling bait or in bays where fish are stalking food. Bigger Wahoo can be solitary fish, but they also move in groups formed by 2 to 3 fish to as many as 100 fish. These big groups of Wahoo are known by some anglers as “wolfpacks.” You will want 11-13-weight rods with huge reels with plenty of backing and an incredible drag system. These fish are rockets! With their razor sharp teeth, a steel leader is required!

FISHING FLIES FOR WAHOO

Use large bait fish imitation streamers. Articulated patterns work well with double hook rigs.   

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Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.


Sporting Travel Specialist


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

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