While fishing in the Northeast Florida Wahoo Shootout Tournament, Capt. Stewart Witt and his crew aboard the Git Witt It landed three wahoo with a total aggregate weight of 318.54 pounds. The huge wahoo weighed 129.26, 96.16 and 93.12 pounds respectively. Northeast Florida continues to grow its reputation as a world-class wahoo fishing destination. The St. Augustine, Florida-based Shootout hosted a field of 217 boats, and the region provided world-class wahoo fishing rivaling that found in any other part of the world. For example, the tournament pays winnings to the top 10 places, and the 10th place boat scored an impressive three-fish aggregate of 203.92.
Tournament teams landed five wahoo over 100 pounds this year, and the second place overall team on Hells Bells with Capt. Mike Bell, took the heaviest wahoo award with a 113.12-pound fish. Wahoo can either be entered as part of the aggregate or individually, so Bell fish took the award as heaviest since it wasnt entered in the aggregate category.
“We have had great wahoo fishing in the Wahoo Shootout over the years, but 2023 was crazy with five fish over 100 pounds, including four in the last week of the tournament, said Shootout organizer Paul Dozier. Who could have ever imagined a three-fish aggregate weight of over 318 pounds? Amazing, world-class fishing right here in Northeast Florida!”
Witt and his team won the grand prize of a new Yellowfin 21 Bay boat with a 200 hp Yamaha outboard engine and an AmeraTrail trailer.