The Wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri, is also known as Ono and Peto.  Its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish.


Wahoo have long, narrow bodies with a long snout and long dorsal fin.  Its body is steel blue on top and pale blue on the bottom with 25 – 30 blackish-blue vertical bands.  They are sometimes confused with King Mackerel

Wahoo tend to be solitary or occur in loose-knit groups of two or three fish, rather than in schools.  They are a warm water, offshore fish and prefer depths of 100’ or more of water.  They can be found from New Jersey to Columbia,migrating through the Gulf Stream north in the summer and returning to the tropics in the winter. 

Their diet consists mainly of other fish like frigate mackerel, butterfish and round herring, as well as squid.

Anglers catch wahoo by trolling at high speeds over deep ocean waters.  Artificial lures such as brightly colored ballyhoo skirts on wire leaders from Blue Water Candy Lures and other makers.

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