When sport fishing Florida Keys, wahoo fish aren't always the first fish that jumps to mind - but they should be.
A relative of the king mackerel, with a sleek and slender body, they're dangerously toothy like the barracuda.
This is also one the fastest Florida Keys fish and is renowned for ripping off line and making the drag on your reel smoke.
Inhabiting temperate waters, the wee-hoos, or juveniles are often found congregated near structure in small to mid-size schools.
It was believed that adults were more solitary and traveled alone or in limited numbers, but they actually are in schools and when you catch one, you can typically back track to get more.
When deep sea fishing Florida Keys waters, nothing compares to the excitement of seeing a wahoo chase your bait at almost blinding speed. With speeds of 60 - 70 miles per hour, these fish race under and around your boat, making it almost impossible to follow their movement with the naked eye.
It obviously takes serious skill and fishing equipment to find, and successfully reel in one of these lightning fast torpedoes.
Going it alone, without having the right equipment or know how, are often the biggest mistakes fishermen make when planning a wahoo fishing trip.