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Old 10-14-2021, 04:16 PM   #1
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Stoked to get a Wahoo

Last Saturday I had a double strike right before sunrise in 190ft off Pompano Beach, Florida.



On the deep bait, I pulled up a King Mackerel.


The fish that hit the surface bait had stripes! It was no giant but broke the dry run that would have been 2 years by next January.


Even though it was on the border of being a fish I would consider releasing, I was pretty stoked to get a Wahoo!


After the morning bite, things got slow, with no bites on the jigs. Before the morning was over with, I did catch 3 Cuban Wahoos....AKA Great Barracudas.






The fresh Wahoo gave me an opportunity to try out Ecuadorian Wahoo Ceviche.


Another home run by the Fisherman's Belly!
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:26 AM   #3
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Stoked for you! That wahoo is so cool!
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Killer! Bucket list for sure.
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Congrats John! That looks like fun. Great fishing action and great eats, can't beat that. Thanks for sharing the the fishing report and great photos.
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Is there a different in taste between....

The king Mackeral and the wahoo, if so what do you like the best 👌
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:28 AM   #7
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Congrats John! That looks like fun. Great fishing action and great eats, can't beat that. Thanks for sharing the the fishing report and great photos.
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The king Mackeral and the wahoo, if so what do you like the best 👌
"Ono" Hawaiin translation is "good to eat." Wahoo is the better-eating fish. It is slightly firmer in texture and milder flavor. Kings are also mild-flavored, but because of their abundance, they are undervalued. Most are relegated to being smoked or converted into fish dips.

Wahoos are clean water open ocean fish while the Kings can sometimes be found just outside the breakers and frequently in dirty water. Both are noted for mercury, but the King Mackerel are on reduced consumption/do not eat lists. Otherwise, they would be a regular on my menu.
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Bummer....

On the consumption report. I ate alot of fish this year. I don't feel any different. I was thinking about getting tested for mercury, I think its about $80 to get tested. I ate way more fish than your suppose to.Blue water makes a big difference. I have noticed a big difference in taste in lobster and yellowtail alijos rocks and Cortez banks vs la Jolla and SD Bay lobster
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Old 10-17-2021, 01:32 PM   #10
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That wahoo is a nice looking fish!
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Dream fish and from a kayak... Congratulations!
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Old 10-18-2021, 12:07 PM   #12
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On the consumption report. I ate alot of fish this year. I don't feel any different. I was thinking about getting tested for mercury, I think its about $80 to get tested. I ate way more fish than your suppose to.Blue water makes a big difference. I have noticed a big difference in taste in lobster and yellowtail alijos rocks and Cortez banks vs la Jolla and SD Bay lobster
It's hard to be a fisherman and stay under the recommended allowances of various fish according to the state of Florida. I am also constantly consuming more than recommended and who knows of the side effects? The owner of one of the local tackle shops was hospitalized for mercury poisoning. I suspect he was eating too much swordfish. Luckily that one is a bit too far offshore for me to target on the kayak. I would suspect the lobster and yellowtail taken on a long-range trip can safely be consumed in larger quantities than those recommended for fish from local waters, that said you probably can skip the mercury test.
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That wahoo is a nice looking fish!
Thanks. It was hanging on a rod in the rod holder while I reeled up the king, as a result, it has more line rash that erased much of the striped pattern from the front and back half of the fish.


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Thanks, I've been dreaming of one for a while, nice to have it happen.
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:53 AM   #14
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COngrats on the double and an over all kick ass day. Wahoo is definitely a bucket list fish for me
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