Wahoo

WahooConsidered one of the best table fish the Wahoo with its white flesh and fine circular flake and delicate texture. It is a leaner fish than the King Mackerel but resembles the King with its long slender shape but is distinguished by vertical stripes on its sides. The Wahoo can reach a weight of 130 pounds but averages 25 to 30 pounds. Wahoo can be filleted or steaked, broiled, baked, fried, barbecue or smoked. About 60 to 65% of whole fish weight can be recovered as fillet. Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono. Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto. The flesh of the wahoo is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste is similar to mackerel, though arguably less pronounced. This has created some demand for the wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish. In many areas of its range, such as Hawaii, Bermuda and many parts of the Caribbean, local demand for wahoo is met by artisanal commercial fishermen, who take them primarily by trolling, as well as by recreational sports fishermen who sell their catch.