Possibly the worlds fastest swimmer, this torpedo like fish strikes at lightening speeds and makes spectacular high speed runs, fish around 100lbs are common!
(The Gwendolyn holds the Caribbean record at 138llbs but we expect to beat that soon!) aficionados travel the world to fish for Wahoo on Turks and Caicos.
It is found around wrecks and reefs where smaller fish that it feeds upon are abundant, but it may also be found far out at sea.
It is reputed to be one of the fastest fish in the sea, attaining speeds of 50 mph (80 km) and more. The first scorching run may peel off several hundred yards of line in seconds. Occasionally this fish jumps on the strike and often shakes its head violently when hooked in an effort to free itself.
Fishing methods include trolling with whole, rigged baits as well as with strip baits or artificial lures. Live bait fishing and kite fishing are productive, but the wahoo is a relatively scarce species and is usually taken incidentally while fishing for other oceanic species. The flesh is finely grained and sweet and is considered excellent eating!
This is a wahoo that you find in the turks and caicos islands and it has a lot of stripes when you see it close up in the flesh.