Fishing in your small lake or river is great. But you have not had the full fishing experience until you have fished Wahoo in Miami, Florida.
Florida has been awarded more fishing records than any other place in the world. There are many fish out there, but the one, which is the fastest, meanest, and biggest is the Wahoo fish. The city is filled with sport fishermen angling to catch a Miami Wahoo.
The Wahoo fish was probably given its name from the common sound that came from the fisherman’s mouth when the fish was about to strike. They are compared to a guided missile; the wahoo are proficient hunters and are capable to soar through the seas. The Wahoo are deadly assassins and have extraordinary jaws lined with serrated teeth which are capable of tearing through a twenty pound tuna just in one slice.
The best time to go for Miami Wahoo fishing is during May and October to December, which are winter peak months. This is when weather can pose to be a problem. During this time, one is required to keep a close watch on the marine forecasts and local weather patterns.
The Wahoo is a far more structured fish than one may realize, especially when one thinks big fish. When going Wahoo fishing, it is better to look for two or three fish swimming together, because they don’t travel in schools. When conditions permit, the Wahoo fish might travel in schools as large as one hundred or more.
The Wahoo basically feeds on pelagic forage fish and squid. Since they are not a tightly schooling fish such as Tunas, commercial fleets have not aimed the Wahoo. But some fishermen catch the Wahoo so they can sell it.
The best way to catch or locate one of these fish is to focus on wrecks and reefs. While on Wahoo fishing, something to keep in mind is speed and trolling in a zigzag pattern is essential. Numerous fishermen use a combination of artificial and fresh baits either large Ballhoo or Mullet to catch the Wahoo. They either place them on a planner board or a silver drone spoon on a smaller board. The Wahoo likes to feed below the surface, but eventually they do hit a surface plug. Basically, it is important not to give up, but to try different combinations.
When Wahoo fishing, one option may be book a guided tour where they will take you to the best locations for this type of fish. They can even you give vital local tips on catching a fish so that one does not leave empty handed.
Before heading out, it is a good idea to do some research and book your guide before leaving. This will allow you to make the most of your fishing experience and time spent in Florida.
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