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.

Wahoo Illustration by 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.
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 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 Length and Weight 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 106 pounds
Will Stahlgren