Wahoo

Scientific Name: Acanthocybium solandri

Wahoo is available year-round fresh or frozen whole, in fillets, and steaks, headed and gutted. Although wahoo is a member of the mackerel family, its flesh is white, mild, and has a taste comparable to albacore. The shelf life of fresh ono is relatively short. For freshness, raw wahoo meat should be pinkish orange, the gills clean, and the eyes bright and clear.

Wahoo Flavor

Wahoo Flavor 2

Expected Fillet Yield

From H&G (average 30# fish with blood line removed):

  • To Skin-On Fillet: 78%
  • To Skin-Off Fillet: 65%

For example, a 150# box with 10 x 15# fish should yield:

117# of skin-on fillet or 97.5# of skin-off fillet

Video courtesy of Roque Tayaba Jr