Big Fish List April 2


Big Fish List

The list recognizes the biggest fish caught on rod and reel (except opakapaka and onaga, for which we’ll accept hand line catches) in West Hawaii waters for 2013 in each of 22 categories. They are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat, and date.

The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2013 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an email (rizzuto@aloha.net).

Roundup>Blue marlin: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.

Roundup>Black marlin: vacant

Roundup>Ahi: 222, Dave Unger, Capt. Jack Sampson, Nasty Habit. March 13.

Roundup>Bigeye tuna: 181.5, Hillary Papich, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. March 12.

Roundup>Striped marlin: 95, Bryan, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.

Roundup>Spearfish: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.

Roundup>Sailfish: vacant

Roundup>Mahimahi: 45, Ronald Tai See. Jan. 13.

Roundup>Ono: 70, Wayne Hartman, Good Habit. Feb. 27.

Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): 22, Kristof Hovaten, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Feb. 27.

Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): 67, Eric Marriott, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Jan. 24.

Roundup>Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

Roundup>Otaru (skipjack tuna): 18.5, Jean LaLiberte, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.

Roundup>Broadbill swordfish: 40, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog, March 12.

Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Roundup>Kawakawa: 13.5, Mark Hinkle, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II. March 14

Roundup>Kamanu (rainbow runner): vacant

Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): 11.5, Asa Sugitan, In Deep. Jan. 10.

Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): 14.5, Conor McDonough, Kawai, Jan. 13.

Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): vacant

Roundup>Oio (bonefish): vacant

Catch report

Catch information courtesy of Shawna Haynes of the charter desk at Kona Marina (329-5735).

If you catch a fish on rod and reel in West Hawaii waters bigger than one on the list, take it to the fuel dock to be weighed and recorded.

If you weighed it somewhere else, call me at 885-4208 and leave a message. A complete list of March billfish catches will be in the May issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> March 25 Blue marlin (751) Dan Csizmadia/John Park, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Roundup>March 25: Blue marlin (1058) Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>March 29: Blue marlin (734) Indar Bhan, Capt. Chris Kam, Illusions

Roundup>March 29: Blue marlin (524.5) Ken Dulin, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Tag and release

Roundup>March 24: Blue marlin (130) John Peterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>March 25: Blue marlin (275) Mike Richards, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>March 28: Blue marlin (500) Cam Bolter, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>March 29: Blue marlin (400) Jim Gallagher, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>March 29: Blue marlin (325) Kelly Dulin, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Notable catches

Roundup>March 24: Ono (51) Lucas Manocherian, Capt. Tobin Hudgins, Silky

Roundup>March 24: Mahimahi (29) Britteny Benedict, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>March 25: Mahimahi (30) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 25: Ono (45.5) Jennifer Edwards, Capt. Ernie Clayton, Hana Hou II

Roundup>March 25: Ahi (92) Kevin Tracy, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>March 25: Barracuda (55) Victor Haanio, Kayak

Roundup>March 25: Spearfish (30) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>March 25: Mahimahi (25) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>March 27: Ono (20) Max Doscher, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>March 27: Mahimahi (20 and 20) Justin Cook/Tony Burger, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 27: Ono (32) Gaston Laliberte, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

Roundup>March 28: Mahimahi (25 and 35) Unknown, Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 28: Mahimahi (30) Gabriel Mitchell, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>March 28: Ono (51) Jim Thomas, Freedom

Roundup>March 28: Blue marlin (424.5) Rick Marlette, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Roundup>March 28: Spearfish (50) Robert Oswald, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 28: Spearfish (58.5) Peter Blake, TLC

Roundup>March 29: Spearfish (25) Parker Berolzheimer, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>March 29: Blue marlin (231.5) Judd Cockett, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog

Roundup>March 29: Ahi (122) Bitsy Kelley, Capt. Ryan Foster, Dojo

Roundup>March 30: Blue marlin (238) Unknown, Capt. Jason Baggs, Uilani D

Roundup>March 30: Ono (25) Melissa Thompson, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 30: Spearfish (34) Sofia Yonke, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>March 30: Ulua (62) Trevor Hartwell, Speared