Miami Wahoo Fishing

Wahoo Fishing CharterWahoo are one of the most sought after and prized game fish in sport fishing.  A prized catch due to their blistering speed, fighting qualities and excellent flavor. Supposedly, Wahoo got their name both as an exclamation, and also because of how fast they take off on a line. You will know it is a wahoo just by how loud your reel will begin to scream! Wahoo are among the fastest pelagic species known to man, reaching speeds upwards of 60 mph. They are found near the surface in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. While the Wahoo live in tropical waters year-round, they can also be found in higher latitudes during the summer months. They are frequently found alone or in small, loosely connected groups rather than compact schools. They are often found near banks, pinnacles and natural drifting matter in the ocean, especially near Sargassum, a floating brown macroalgae (seaweed) found in the Atlantic.

How to Catch Wahoo

There is a ton of different ways to catch these fish, but the most preferred method when fishing for wahoo in specific, is trolling: a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or baitfish, are drawn through the water behind a boat. The speeds in which you choose to troll really depend on water conditions, and personal preferences. Some fisherman will opt to go as fast as 22 knots, either dragging lures, or dead bait. The best speed however, is anywhere between 12 and 16 knots, dragging either lures, live, or dead bait. Captain Triston Hunt, a renowned Wahoo fisherman based in Boca Raton, FL has gotten his technique down to a science. Hunt fishes a six-lure line spread, setting them out 150, 250 and 350 feet apart on the left side of his boat, and 200, 300 and 450 feet on the right side he claims. Hunt will make abrupt 15-degree turns along his course to slide up and down the drop-off, staying between 120 and 350 feet of water. Hunt uses 100-pound monofilament line on 50-wide reels with drags set to 30 pounds. His lures are rigged on four feet of No. 19 piano wire attached to a 25-foot 400-pound monofilament shock cord. A cabled trolling lead links the shock cord to his main line — ­generally 48-ounce leads on the shorts, 32-ounce leads on the mids, a 24-ounce lead on the 350-foot line and a 16-ounce lead on the 450-footer. Significant tackle for an admirable opponent, as Wahoo have extremely sharp, serrated teeth that are designed to slice their prey into bite sized morsels. Anything less dense than a piano wire and the wahoo will snip your line in a heart beat.

There are a few more methods that do work. When you set out for mahi-mahi, and are seeing a lot of bait and the waters are just teeming with life, try jigging: the practice of fishing with a jig, a type of fishing lure. A jig consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it and usually covered by a soft body to attract fish. Jigs are intended to create a jerky, vertical motion, as opposed to spinnerbaits which move through the water horizontally. Drop your line down as far as you can, some go as far down as 500 feet. Then reel in as fast as you can! The bite will come either on the descent, or the retrieve. Then there is chumming, or “chunking” as some may call it. Basically when you just pour a bunch of fish guts and blood behind your boat to attract game. When doing this, wahoo practically come up right behind your boat, in which case, throw a line in the water and enjoy the fight! Get a good nights rest, because your arms are going to be falling off you afterwards!

Miami Fishing Boats

Due to Miami’s well-deserved reputation as a premier destination for world-class fishing, the area enjoys a plethora of fishing boats from which the public can choose. Depending on the kind of fishing experience you’re looking for, Miami has fishing charter boats that fit every angler’s desire. But keep in mind that all Miami fishing boats are not created equal. That’s why the Jumanji team takes great pains in maintaining its Miami-based fishing boats to secure its reputation as having the best quality fleet among all Miami fishing boats. Jumanji’s selection of Miami fishing boats regularly undergo a through inspection and exceed safety standards as set fourth by US Coast Guard regulations. Jumanji’s fleet of Miami fishing boats are equipped with the latest marine technology including state-of-the-art electronics and the highest quality rigging to assure your positive experience while aboard one of our chartered Miami fishing boats

Why does Jumanji go through all of the effort and expense to maintain its fleet of Miami fishing boats? The answer is pride in ownership. Jumanji wishes to protect its hard earned reputation as having the cleanest, best maintained fishing boats in Miami. We feel that its well maintained fleet of Miami fishing boats is essential in order to deliver on the best fishing boat experience Miami has to offer.

The other component that separates Jumamji’s Miami fishing boats from the competition is knowledge. Our experienced captain and crew have been plying Miami fishing boats in these waters for decades. It is their life long avocation to know exactly where the action is. Some of our regulars swear that our crew actually knows what the fish are thinking. In fact, there is no replacement for spending years on one of our Miami fishing boats to acquire the fishing expertise and familiarity of Miami-area waters and fishing boat navigation. That is why, when angling off of one of Jumanji’s Miami fishing boats; victory is not about luck but rather the years of experience in consistently landing the big ones on our sleek Miami fishing boats.

As soon as you board one of our clean Miami fishing boats, you recognize the pride in our crew’s efforts to prepare you for the fishing trip of a lifetime. As the boat pushes off from the dock, leaving the Miami skyline behind be assured that you are about to experience the fishing trip of a lifetime. Heading out deep into the blue sea, relax in the knowledge that the boats captain is heading right to where the fishing action is off of our Miami shores.

As the crew prepares the rigging and baits the hooks, you realize that the dream trip on our Miami fishing boat is about to come to fruition. As your hook is lowered into the sea’s depths, you wait in anticipation for the first strike. It then that it hits you what fishing off one of our Miami boats is all about.

Later in the day, as our fleet of Miami-based fishing boats winds down the day’s frenetic adventure, we head back to the dock satisfied in having experienced a great day of fishing on one of our Miami fishing boats.