Big Fish List | Aug. 20, 2013


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).

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

Black marlin: 248, Simon Turkin, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah. May 20.

Ahi: 243, Nick Trudell, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II. June 13.

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

Striped marlin: 117.5, Ian Medeiros, Sean Kelly, Caristina. April 4.

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

Sailfish: vacant

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

Ono: 76, Greg Low, Laakea, April 7.

Kaku (barracuda): 25, John Heindokel, from shore, Aug. 16.

Kahala (amberjack): 85.5, Rick Beloit, Capt. Brian Balancio, Marlin Grando. May 26.

Ulua (giant trevally): 74, Richard Kaiawe, from shore June 8.

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 15.5, Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit. May 7. Otaru (skipjack tuna): 18.5, Jean LaLiberte, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.

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

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

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

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 12.5, Danialle Moyal, Adam Hodgson, Lil Hooker, April 10.

Opakapaka (pink snapper): 13.5, Wesley Mattos, Mana Maru, April 10.

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

Uku (gray snapper): 34.5, Dylan Lucas, from kayak, Aug. 18.

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 June billfish catches will be in the August issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (593), Gary Hickman, Capt. Mike Oshiro, Krista O

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (580.5), Jade Savage, Capt. Ryan Thurner, Tropical Sun

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (674), Walter Hesters, Capt. Tom Casey, Maui Jim

Tag and release

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (250, 600), Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (200), Jeff Puskar, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (175), John Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (350), Austin Nathan, Capt. Trevor Child, Alibi

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (250), Doug Montgomery, Capt. Trevor Child, Alibi

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (250), Tom Newton, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (200, 300), Unknown, Capt. Gabe Heflin, Kila Kila

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (185), Heidi Wilson, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (180, 250), Steve Wilson, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (550), Mike Duvall, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (165), Steve WIlson, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (175), Chris Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (300), Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (525), Tom Tufts, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (125), Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (500), Bob Granados, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (150), Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (300, 700), John and Chris Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Kila Kila

Aug. 14: Blue marlin(275), Yin Guochen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (550), unknown, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (175, 225), David and Jude Ellender, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (600), Jeff Brus, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (600), Andrew Burke, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (200), Lorenzo Hernandez, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (700), Adam Lustig, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (500), Steve Wilson, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (165), unknown, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Aug. 16; Blue marlin (290), Chris Muller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (150), Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (200), unknown, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (200), Steve Wilson, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (285), Diao Honghao, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (175), Jack Sanford, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (175), Rick Zador, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (150), Mike Parris, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (150), Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (300), Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Notable catches

Aug. 11: Ahi (198), Cameron Johnson, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Aug. 12: Mahimahi (42 fish ranging from 10 to 40 pounds), unknown, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Aug. 13: Ahi (184), Jan Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 13: Ahi (eight fish from 96 to 131 pounds), Steve/Deanna Tsuchida, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 15: Barracuda (25), John Heinbokel, Onshore

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (499.5), Justin Russell, Capt. Kahan Cazimero, Kamalani

Aug. 17: Uku (34.5), Dylan Lucas, kayak

Aug. 17: Blue marlin (481.5), Anne Sturgis, Capt. Dave Bertuleit, Kona Seafari