Quepos Fishing Charters Wahoo

wahooWithout much of an argument, anglers and experts agree the Wahoo is the fastest fish in the ocean. Even though Wahoo are found all over the country, Wahoo usually travel alone so catching one is always a pleasant surprise. With fast, scorching runs the only thing that is better than the fight is the fish itself. Because of its elusiveness, the Wahoo is a true delicacy among fisherman. Trolling with live bait is your best bet when trying to catch this speedy, intelligent fish.

Physical Description:Long, slender body marked with zebra-like stripes of white and deep blue or black. Mouth is elongated and narrow, and equipped with razor-sharp teeth.

Range: Wahoo are present in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans in clear, tropical and subtropical waters. Heavy seasonal concentrations occur off the Pacific coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Baja California in the summer. Offshore of all Florida coasts, especially the Keys, but for more plentiful in the Bahamas and many Caribbean Islands.

Feeding Habits: While the Wahoo is perfectly capable of biting chunks out of large fish, it primarily feeds on whole small fishes, such as sardines, scads, mackerel and squid. Wahoo are frequently solitary feeders, but Wahoo may sometimes be found in small, loose groups. Wahoo are sub-surface hunters that hang several feet below the surface and shoot up to attack prey with tremendous speed. Although Wahoo feed at all times, Wahoo tend to be more active in the morning and evening hours.

Sporting Qualities: May strike surface bait in spectacular, grey hounding fashion, but seldom jumps after being hooked. Wild fight is characterized by several sizzling runs, usually at or near the surface. One of the fastest of all game fish.

Habitat:Roams the deep blue water, but anglers can find them by working drop-offs, seamounts, weed lines and other favorable feeding locations.



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