WahooDRP.jpg

Wahoo: Acanthocybium solanderi

Appearance:

  • Slender body with a dark bluish-green back, silvery sides and a whitish belly 24 to 30 wavy, dark blue bars on sides
  • Jaws elongated, forming a pointed beak with triangular finely-serrated teeth
  • First dorsal fin is low and long

Similar Species: King mackerel, S. cavalla (lateral line drops sharply) 

Size: Up to 98 inches 

Habitat:

Offshore waters; generally not in schools.

Behavior:

Known for their tremendous runs and shifts of direction. Feeds on fishes and squid.

Additional Information

State Record:External Website 139 lb, caught near Marathon

Fishing Tips and Facts: Wahoo are caught by trolling bait and artificial lures on flatlines.

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
The Youth Hunting Program appreciates the volunteer landowners who graciously open their properties to youth hunting, and the volunteers who plan and facilitate the hunts.

Learn More at AskFWC