WAHOO MOUNTS BY NEW WAVE TAXIDERMY
Wahoo are highly prized not only for the level of fight they put up but their excellent flavor as well. Catching a true trophy wahoo, however, is rare. That’s why wahoo mounts are incredibly popular, as they commemorate what is truly one of the ocean’s most incredible fish.
At New Wave Taxidermy we take great pride in all of our work and our wahoo are no different. All of our fish are hand-crafted and custom painted at our facility in Stuart, Florida. We understand what an amazing feat it is to catch one of these amazing fish, and how important it is to capture their likeness in a mount.
Wahoo are one of our favorite mounts to create at New Wave Taxidermy. Our wahoo are museum quality, lifelike representations of the fish you actually caught.
We love what we do and we feel that it is showcased in the quality of our work. Please take a moment to browse the gallery below, then complete the form for your free quote on your trophy wahoo.
Wahoo are related to mackerel and belong to the family Scombridae. They are both fast swimming and fast-growing fish. They live in tropical and subtropical waters around the globe. Adult wahoo have been known to grow to lengths of 8 feet and weigh more than 150 lbs! It’s no wonder they are so highly prized, even despite their overall deliciousness.
The wahoo’s diet consists mostly of squid but they will eat nearly anything that gets in the way and fits in their mouth. They are one of the fastest fish in the ocean and capable of reaching speeds up to 60 miles per hour. With the sizes they can grow to, the speeds they are capable of reaching, and their razor-sharp teeth wahoo are a force to be reckoned with in the water.
- The world record wahoo was caught in Cabo San Lucas Mexico in 2005. It weighed 184 pounds… 184 pounds… Yeah we said it twice.
- In Hawaii wahoo are called “ono” which roughly translates to “good to eat”. Imagine that.
- Another interesting Hawaiian tidbit of wahoo trivia. The Europeans that first encountered the islands quite often mispelled Oahu as “Wahoo” which led to their naming of the species.
- Wahoo aren’t known for their longevity, the oldest recorded lived to nearly 9 years.
- For as fast as they are, they also accelerate at an incredible pace. This of course backs up the concept of them being a good fighting fish. No wonder they are a favorite mount of so many anglers.
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