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Having a long sleek body with a shape similar to a torpedo, the Wahoo is one of the fastest fish in the ocean reaching speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. It is related to the tuna and the mackerel and they live in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world. They are also found under the names of kink fish, peto and especially ono, which is the Hawaiian word which means good to eat. It is believed that the name Wahoo came from the island name Oahu, where the fish is plentiful.

The Wahoo has very small scales with a large mouth and very sharp teeth. It is iridescent blue with silver sides and has blue vertical bars that extend the length of the fish. They are a colorful fish, although like the mahi mahi, it fades in color very fast after death. It looks very similar to the barracuda although the barracuda has larger teeth and larger scales. The Wahoo is important as a sport fish because of its speed and great taste. However it is not as important commercially. The majority of the marketed fish comes from the Hawaii area. It is a fast growing fish and average catches range from 8 to 30 pounds although it has been known to reach 180 pounds and over 8 feet in length.


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The Wahoo has a white to light-grey colored meat that is lean, delicate in texture and mild in flavor. The best way to cook Wahoo is to bake, broil, grill, sauté, pan fry, oven fry or poach. Click on a link below for easy ways of cooking.
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