Wahoo Fishing in Oahu’s Tropical Waters
Going after a prized gamefish like the wahoo means a fun (and challenging) day of Hawaiian deep-sea fishing. Granted, it’s smaller than many others you might hunt, but its speed and agility increase the challenge of catching on –, and when you do, it’s delicious to eat. It’s why wahoo fishing in Oahu remains one of the most popular north shore charters with us at Flyer Sportfishing. They’re prevalent in our North Shore waters, and we know where to find them.
Catching wahoo requires trolling since they don’t live in groups like many other fish. Their one-of-a-kind striped bodies in various colors are memorable in pictures, and it adds to the fun of reeling one in. Because their average weight is only around 25 pounds, the struggle is not as intense unless you happen to hook a surprisingly large one, and then things could change instantly. But then again, that’s part of the thrill of going big game fishing … because you never know.
About Oahu Wahoo Fishing
Hunting wahoo or ono with the right captain makes all the difference since you need to troll, and they’re among the fastest fish in the ocean. Not all Oahu fishing charters are alike, and it’s why our experienced people make the difference. There are no guarantees in deep-sea fishing, but you improve the odds by choosing the right boat. Use caution when reeling one in because wahoos are well-known for their razor-sharp teeth.
Wahoos are related to mackerel and sometimes mistaken for barracuda, but they have distinguishing characteristics. They’re also delicious to eat, which adds a bonus besides the challenge of catching one. They’re present in Hawaiian waters year-round and most numerous from March to September. If you’ve never fished for a species requiring such skillful trolling, give it a try.