Todd Stetz of Reseda reeled a large wahoo aboard New Hustler during a recent overnight trip at the Channel Islands.
The big catch wasn’t weighed but it is believed to be the most northerly Pacific wahoo ever caught. The reported water temperature at the time of catch was 74 degrees. Stetz caught the wahoo near Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands.
The anglers aboard New Hustler (out of Hook’s Landing) were trolling as Capt. Chris Volaski navigated the sportfishing vessel back to harbor. Stetz reeled in the wahoo with the help of the deckhand.
Wahoo are generally found in warm waters, generally south of the U.S.-Mexico border, though some anglers began spotting the speedy fish species off the Southern California coast in recent weeks.