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Big Bahamas WAHOO Season in Full Swing!
Get Your WAHOO On! — Capt. Ned Stone
Late Fall through early spring mean Wahoo season in the Bahamas. The steep drop-offs and underwater humps of the Bahamas offer some of the most consistent and predictable wahoo fishing in the world. Five current IGFA World Records were caught in Bahamian waters. The largest tipping in at 155.5 pounds. In recent seasons there have been 100+ pound fish caught just off Old Bahama Bay and off shore of the Green Turtle Club. These oceanic speedsters can top 60 miles per hour on drag busting runs.
The bonus is that these fish taste great just about any way they are prepared. From sushi (Ono) to the grill, wahoo are a keeper. The one trick is to make sure not to over cook them. My favorite is cut into 2 inch thick chunks, rolled in sesame seeds and seared in a hot skillet.
Photo of this 120-pounder courtesy of AFTCO Pro Ryan Griffin.