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10 Best Wahoo Lures for Fishing Off Shore

Wahoo aka Ono are one of the most prized fished in the open ocean and deep sea fishing.  They are fast, aggressive and put up a great fight.  They also have a lot of razor sharp teeth so you’ll need lures that can withstand a chopping.

If you are planning to do some high speed trolling for Wahoo, you’ll need heavy gear and the best wahoo lures to catch this toothy speed demons of the sea.

These are the Best Lures for Wahoo:


Yo-Zuri Bonita Wahoo Lure

Yo-Zuris new Bonita boasts a patented color change technology on the top of the bait and a smooth scale pattern on the sides. Featuring the patented Power Body flat forged stainless steel hooks and stainless steel ball bearing swivels this is most durable trolling lure on the market. Designed to be fished behind a trolling lead or straight off the rod tip Bonitas are particularly deadly on Wahoo and Tuna. This versatile trolling lure can be pulled from 6-15 knots and features a tight swimming action. The Yo-Zuri Bonita comes in two sizes and seven color patterns to cover a variety of fishing conditions.

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Wahoo Lure Desperado Series 7.5″

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Yo-Zuri Purple Bonita Trolling Sinking Lure

This one is my absolute go to wahoo lure.  I have caught more wahoo on this pure than all the rest.  I have lost a few as well, so try to use wire leaders to avoid you line being cut off.

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4 Pack Fully Rigged 7.5″ Trolling Wahoo Lure Set

This is a great set and they already come rigged with tooth proof trolling wire.

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MagTrak 10″ High Speed Wahoo Lure

This is a high speed trolling wahoo magnet. Don;t leave home without it.

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MagBay 16″ High Speed Wahoo Lure

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High Speed Wahoo Lures 2 Pack Fully Rigged

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Jagged Jet Whaoo Lure

The jet action causes a bubble trail that really gets the wahoo excite to bite your lure.

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High Speed Wahoo Lure – El Sincero

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Blue Water Candy Jag-A-Hoo Lure

The Blue Water Candy 51001 Jag-A-Hoo Lure with 275-Pound Cable Rig comes in blue, black and mirage. Blue Water Candy saltwater fishing lures are made in the USA with a focus on quality and effectiveness. The extra attention to detail is what makes Captain Jodie Gay’s Blue Water Candy Lures different from any other line of tackle. Whether fishing inshore or offshore for wahoo, these products are sure to help you catch more fish.

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Accessories for Wahoo Lures

Trolling Weights

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Custom rigged trolling weights are a great way to present your bait deeper in the water column when high speed trolling. This is important for catching hungry wahoo. These trolling weights are rigged on 36 inches of 304 stainless steel cable. Because this cable breaks at 480lbs, you get a very strong product. In addition, they use chafe gear on both ends of the stainless loops, resulting in a more reliable product. It’s important when buying offshore cigar weights to look for a loop on one end and a swivel on the other. If your weights have a swivel on both ends, you’re going to have a swivel to swivel connection at some point. That doesn’t make any sense, and means you’ve got extra metal in the water.

They single crimp connections because there is no need for double crimping. Double crimping puts additional metal in the water, and is unnecessary. Their swivels are not the usual garbage coast lock you’ll find on a lot of trolling weights for wahoo. They use Billfisher 320lb ball bearing snap swivels on our trolling leads. Shock leaders sold separately (see below).


Shock Leader

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These shock leaders are 25 feet of 250lb or 400lb Momoi Smoke Blue Hi-Catch mono. They are crimped with a 200lb Diamond ball bearing snap swivel to the business end, and a loop in the end that attaches to your trolling weight. All loops feature Diamond chafe gear.


Final Thoughts

Wahoo are one of the best saltwater sport fish you can target due to their speed, size and they taste pretty darn good too.  So if you plan to specifically target wahoo on your next fishing trip, try trolling with the lure suggestions above.  You can also try drift or kite fishing for them and using the baits we suggest in this article.



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