“Oh no? Oh yes! It’s an Ono fish!” Deadliest Catch‘s legacy fisherman Josh Harris has himself an enormous Wahoo in Bloodline‘s latest clip.
“There’s fish right there! We’re barkin’!” Harris exclaims. His finder has hits – and soon it’ll be onboard.
“Not sure what we got, but we got something on this puppy!” he continues as he reels in the hot line. “I’m seeing color! That’s lookin’ like it’s an Ono!”
And right Harris is. It may not be the Deadliest Catch he’s ever caught – but it’s a beauty nonetheless. “Yup, it’s an Ono! We got an Ono, buddy! You ready for ’em? Oh wow, look at the razor strip on that puppy…”
A+ chatter for an A+ angle, right there. Catch the impressive catch for yourself below, courtesy of the official Deadliest Catch Twitter. And curious about the Ono & Wahoo? Outsider has you covered there, too, below.
“Love Bloodline! Really hope there is another season!” replies Deadliest Catch fan Teddy O. Spoken like a true Outsider! We’re hoping much the same.
In Deadliest Catch: Bloodline, “Legacy fisherman Josh Harris embarks on a quest to explore the coast of Hawaii, guided by maps left behind by his late father, Phil Harris, as per IMDb’s straightforward synopsis. And if there’s more to explore within the Harris legacy (which there absolutely is), then we’re 100% onboard.
In the meantime, let’s get to the bottom of the fascinating fish that Harris has himself above.
‘Deadliest Catch’: The Wahoo (Ono) Fish
Scientific Name: Acanthocybium solandri
Hawaiian Name: Ono Malani
Common Name: Wahoo (Ono)
Firstly, what’s in that fascinating fish name? According to Hawaii Seafood, Ono is a Hawaiian word meaning “good to eat.”
Outside of its Hawaiian name, the fish is commonly known as the Wahoo. So the two are indeed one and the same! But why? Hawaii Seafood cites the name’s origin:
“European explorers who first mapped the Hawaiian Islands found ono to be plentiful off the island of Oahu. Maps of the time indicate that a very common spelling of the word “Oahu” was “Wahoo,” and this is believed to be the origin of the fish’s other name.”Hawaii Seafood: The Ono
A close relative of the king mackerel the Ono is built like a torpedo. As such, they’re incredible, super-speedy swimmers. Which, as you can imagine, makes them a difficult – or deadly – catch.
In size, Ono are capable of surpassing 100 pounds in weight – but this is rare. A typical Wahoo catch around Hawaii will be 8 to 30 pounds on average. Everything from their size and speed to their beauty and remarkable taste make them a popular gamefish for light-tackle fishermen.
As for their habitat, “Ono rarely school,” Hawaii Seafood continues. “But groups are often found around fish aggregation buoys. Surface catches indicate that ono associate with banks, pinnacles, and flotsam. However, longline catches suggest that this species is also widely distributed in the open ocean.”