out the largest and fastest type of mackerel found in
American waters when you fish for wahoo. These fish
do not travel in schools, so targeting wahoo can make
for a challenging fishing experience. Although they
may be a difficult target, the highest catch rate of
wahoo is off Louisiana’s Gulf coast. Wahoo are
also known as Oahu fish, Pacific kingfish, ocean barracuda
and ono (which means delicious in Hawaiian) throughout
other parts of the world.
The months of January, February and June have proven
to be the best times of year for wahoo fishing off the
coast of Louisiana. The average wahoo that we catch
weigh in at roughly 30 pounds, but there have been some
that range between 80 and 90 pounds. Since wahoo are
not fished commercially, there is currently no set bag
What makes wahoo fishing great?
- They travel alone or in small groups, which makes
them a challenging target
- They're the fastest species of mackerel found in
- Their fierce fighting ability guarantees an exciting
When fishing for wahoo, Capt. Trey Pique will travel
approximately 15 to 30 miles off the shore of Venice,
Louisiana, to find the best spot for fishing, which
may often be near oil production platforms and are often
found swimming around weed lines. Wahoo can be caught
anywhere from 2 to 500 feet under the water’s
surface by trolling lures. While trolling in the Gulf
of Mexico, you can also do some tuna, dolphin and marlin fishing.
A wahoo fishing charter with Capt. Pique is sure to be a successful trip whether you are an experienced fisherman or a novice looking to try something new.
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