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Egypt Fishing's Species Page for Wahoo

► King Fish, (AKA 'Wahoo')

King Fish, also known as Wahoo, Spanish Mackerels, or King Mackerel, is one of the most welcomed and celebrated fishing species for fishing trips and fishing safaris in Egypt.

Most king fish is caught on trolling, but occasionally also caught on still "middle" fishing of deep waters--fishing half-way down; apprximatley 15-40 meters deep from the surface.

During Egypt Fishing's safaris in the Red Sea (including the fishing the Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba, the Egyptian Strait of Tiran, and southern Egyptian Red Sea), we have practiced and witnessed king fish being caught using all shapes, colors, and sizes of lures and spoons--from metal 5cm shallow silver or golden spoons to 20cm+ deep lures.

Anglers in Egypt consider king fish a smart fish that can easily run away after being hooked, if not managed carefully. The golden rule while reeling in a king fish on trolling (applies also to other trolling fish such as tuna and giant trevally) is to maintain high tension on the line all the time either through slow boat movement, or by a fast reeling action, or both. Full coordination with boat skipper is required in order to use boat movement as a quick reaction in case the king outruns the reeling speed or is close enough behind the boat that it can get beneath it and tangle itself to the propeller. Any slack on the line is believed to be the king's golden chance to go away.

One of the reasons why Spanish mackerel, or king mackerel (سمكة الدراك in Arabic) is considered a smart (or rather, a 'sneaky') fish is that it 'races' the boat or outruns the reeling speed in order to create the necessary slack in the line that it needs either to unhook itself or to bite through the line with its razor-sharp teeth. Tooth sharpness should not be confused with or compared to predator fishhes like barracuda, for example which exhibits a super-strong and sharp 'bite' rather than sharp teeth.

Wahoo, King Mackerel, King Fish
Mohammed Yassin with King Fish (wahoo)
Boat Trolling
Konayyesa (near Sharm El-Sheikh)
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Wahoo, King Mackerel, King Fish
King Fish (wahoo)
Boat Trolling, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Egypt
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Picture of deep-sea Red Sea Spanish Mackerel (AKA Wahoo)
سمكة الدراك أو الكنعد
King Fish (wahoo)
Boat Trolling with Abu Garcia Red Head Lure (shown), Hurghada
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Photo of deep-sea trolling trip for Red Sea Wahoo (King Fish) with Penn Reel
سمكة الدراك أو الكنعد
King Fish (wahoo)
Deep Boat Trolling with 14cm Silver Spoon, Hurghada
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Deep-sea trolling of the Red Sea with spoon and Penn Reel

King Fish (wahoo)
Deep Boat Trolling with 17cm Golden Hopkins Spoon, Hurghada
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Picture of Red Sea trolling in Egypt with lures

King Fish (wahoo)
Deep Boat Trolling with Mann's Stretch 30+ Lure (Blue Striped), Hurghada
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Red Sea Saltwater trolling with natural fish
سمكة الدراك - صيد الجر - الغردقة
King Fish (wahoo)
Deep Boat Trolling with Natural Bait, Hurghada

Red Sea King Mackerel or Red Sea Wahoo Fish
سمكة الدراك - صيد الجر - الغردقة
King Fish (wahoo)
Boat Trolling with Natural Bait, Hurghada
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