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Wahoo

Illustrator
Duane Raver, Jr.
Season
Open Year-Round
Size Limit
No Size Limit
Daily Limit / Person
2
Delaware Range
Atlantic Ocean
Abundance in Delaware Waters
Uncommon
General Habitat and Food Preferences
The Wahoo is an oceanic species that are most often solitary in nature.

They feed primarily on ocean fishes.
General Description
The back of the Wahoo is an iridescent blue, while the sides are silvery, with a pattern of irregular vertical blue bars (stripes).

They have razor sharp teeth.
Did You Know?
A giant slug-like parasite is commonly found in Wahoo stomachs. The parasite (being in the stomach) does not affect the portion of the fish eaten by humans.
Common Fishing Lures and Baits
Trolling with lures and natural baits account for most Wahoo caught off Delaware in the Atlantic Ocean.
Typical Sizes Caught
Wahoo are commonly caught in the range of 20 to 50 pounds by anglers.
Citation Minimum Lengths/Weights
Live Release Award
Adult: 50 inches minimum
Youth (age 15 and under): 41 inches minimum

Sport Fishing Tournament Award
Adult: 20 pounds minimum
Youth (age 15 and under): 15 pounds minimum
Delaware State Record
98 pounds
Jeff Murtoff
2003