Hoʻokipa mai, adventurers! At SurReel Charters, we invite you on an exhilarating journey to encounter the swift and elusive Wahoo in the waters off Honolulu, Hawaii. Known for its striking speed and vibrant blue stripes, the Ono as it’s known to locals, is a prized catch among anglers and a testament to the ocean’s bounty. According to Hawaiian legend, the Ono is celebrated for its agility and power, symbolizing the spirit of the sea. Join us as we set sail and chase this remarkable fish through the azure depths. With excitement in our hearts and lines at the ready, let’s reel in an unforgettable adventure. Mahalo nui loa!

About Wahoo

Ahoy, fellow seafarers! Gather ’round as we embark on an exciting voyage to discover the swift and striking Wahoo—Acanthocybium solandri, for the scientifically inclined, Ono for the locals.

Imagine our vessel gliding through the azure waters off Honolulu, its sails catching the tropical breeze. Below the surface, the Ono darts like a torpedo, a true speedster of the sea. Adorned in iridescent blues and silvers, with a streamlined body built for speed, the Ono is a sight to behold. Known for its blistering pace, reaching speeds up to 60 mph, this fish is the ocean’s swift marauder.

Aboard SurReel Charters, we celebrate the Ono’s culinary prestige. Its firm, white flesh is a favorite among chefs, perfect for grilling, smoking, or even sushi. The Ono is not just a catch; it’s a culinary treasure.

However, our admiration for the Ono comes with a call for stewardship. Overfishing and environmental changes pose threats to its populations. As ocean guardians, we must navigate these challenges with responsibility.

We support conservation efforts, adhering to sustainable fishing practices and promoting awareness. Protecting the Ono ensures that future generations can enjoy this magnificent fish.

The Ono’s life is a testament to nature’s resilience, as it roams vast distances in search of prey and mates. From open seas to coastal waters, its journey is one of speed and endurance.

Join us in honoring the majestic Ono. Through responsible practices and collective effort, we can safeguard its legacy for years to come.

So hoist the anchor and trim the sails as we set course for adventure, chasing the mighty Ono—a tale of speed, beauty, and conservation. Onward to new horizons and grand discoveries!

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Wahoo FAQ

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)


Wahoo is a fast and aggressive game fish found in Hawaiian waters, known for its speed and sharp teeth. It is highly prized for its excellent eating quality.

Wahoo can typically be found in offshore waters around the Hawaiian Islands, especially near ledges, drop-offs, and floating debris.

To catch the primo Ono, call the guides at SurReel Charters. They know the best grounds for Ono fishing, and will get you there first on the fastest fishing charter boat in Hawaii. 

Peak Season for Ono fishing in Hawaii is June - August. Ono season begins in May and ends with September. 

Fishing Techniques

Effective techniques for catching Ono include high-speed trolling with lures and using live bait. Wire leaders are recommended due to their sharp teeth.

The guides at SurReel Charters have decades of experience catching Wahoo in Oahu waters and know the best techniques and locations for catching primo Ono.  

For catching Wahoo, it is recommended to use medium to heavy-duty rods, reels with a fast retrieve rate, and wire leaders to prevent bite-offs.

The Office is fully equipped with the best Shimano rods and reels, all properly maintained and ready ro reel. 

Yes, there are regulations in place to ensure the sustainability of Ono populations. These include size limits and bag limits. Please check the latest guidelines from the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources before fishing.

Conservation and Sustainability

Measures to protect Ono include marine protected areas and sustainable fishing regulations to maintain healthy populations.

Anglers can contribute by practicing responsible fishing, adhering to regulations, and participating in conservation programs. This includes releasing undersized or breeding fish and supporting local conservation initiatives.

Other Information

Ono are one of the fastest fish in the ocean, capable of reaching speeds up to 60 mph. They are also known for their beautiful iridescent blue and silver coloring.

To learn more about the Wahoo, you can visit the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources or marine research centers focused on pelagic species.

Hawaii Sportfishing Resources

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