Wahoo: Acanthocybium solanderi


A member of the mackerel family, long and streamlined with about 30 dark wavy bars for camouflage.


Found offshore; generally not in schools.


Known for their tremendous runs and shifts of direction.

State Record:

139 lb, caught near Marathon

Fishing Tips and Facts:

Wahoo are caught by trolling bait and artificial lures on flatlines.

Additional Information:

Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles

FWC Facts:
In order to stick to plants, larval spotted gar have suction snouts that later become the long, teeth-filled snout.

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