Wahoo are highly sought after by offshore fishing enthusiasts. Their abundance in the Mid Atlantic varies considerably by region and season. In North Carolina, the wahoo is common but the fish is encountered less frequently farther north. They are often associated with weedlines, temperature breaks, wrecks, and other offshore structure.

One of most popular rigs for catching wahoo is a rigged ballyhoo, in combination with a purple and black feather or sea witch. Wahoo are also taken using specialized planer rigs, hard baits, and other deep running lures.