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Wahoo

Acauthocybium solanderi

 

Description: body slender; elongate jaws form a pointed beak; dark bluish above, with about 30 dark wavy bars; whitish below 1st dorsal fin long and low, with 21 to 27 spines; no gill rakers.

 

Similar Fish: mackerels

 

Where found: offshore Gulfstream; bluewater

 

Size: to 83 inches and 183 lbs.

 

*Florida Record: 136 lbs.

 

Remarks: an important game fish, renowned for its tremendous runs and shifts of direction; usually not in schools; caught with trolling bait and artificial lures on flatlines

 

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

 

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