“Wahoo” is just like it sounds when they hit the line and run out about 300 yards in just a few seconds. Your heart races and you temporarily lose control of everything for a moment until you get the pole in your hand and feel the pull of a monster shaking his head back and forth and then he makes another run. Oh yea, he’s got some serious power! Most of the time, these fish live around dwellings and tide lines where bait is found and other fish like Dolphins live. They also will stay over the top of large wrecks where there is a lot of bait and will hang out in groups of several fish together. It’s not uncommon to get more that one bite off of a spot. Typically during the summer, provided we get to go over 20 miles or so, we use our High Speed trolling rods on the way out and on the way in fishing for Wahoo or King Mackerel. We catch other stuff too on the trollers like Cobia, Bonita, Shark and Blue Marlin. Just like the Dolphin, they will jump and put on a great show. I’ve seen them jump as high as 20 feet in the air. Pretty awesome! Some people like to fry Wahoo like other fish, however my favorite way is to grill a steak with some type of teriyaki glaze with lemon and garlic seasoning and a dash of some kind of Cajon seasoning. The trick is not to overcook it and dry it out. You can take the left over’s from grilling and make a mean fish salad.
Check out the Fishing Seasons in the Gulf of Mexico and plan your trip around the fish you want!