Wahoo Fishing Guide - Fishing Tips

Wahoo Fishing Guide - Fishing Tips

Cockpit chaos, multiple hookups and unpredictable ­behavior make wahoo a pelagic favorite. Here's how to catch them.

With an economy of words, Capt. Mike Dupree sums up the appeal of wahoo: “It’s the baddest fish in the ocean,” says the skipper based out of Harkers Island, North Carolina. The one characteristic of wahoo that accounts for that reputation, in the minds of enthusiasts, is speed. 

Capt. Kevin Beach, a well-known offshore runner out of Venice, Louisiana, has an additional take on wahoo. “The wahoo is one of my favorite fish in the world to catch,” he says. “Why? Two things: speed and chaos. The wahoo’s run is faster than any tuna. In my opinion, only a blue marlin....

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