Big Fish List | Aug. 27, 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: 678.5, Chris Whitmer, Capt.Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III. Aug. 19

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: 46.5, Yohan Khosraw, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike. Aug. 23.

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

Kaku (barracuda): 25, John Heinbokel, 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): 79 (tombo), Robert Melnick, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen. Aug. 23. 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): 18, Keola Toriano, Ted Toriano, Breezin II. Aug. 22.

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. 18: Blue marlin (589.5) Iacopo Mozzoni, Capt. Tom Casey, Maui Jim

Aug. 19: Black marlin (678.5) Chris Whitmer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Tag and release

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (225) Iacopo Mozzoni, Capt. Tom Casey, Maui Jim

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (125) John Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 18: Blue Marlin (150) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (225) Laura Holt, Capt. Tom Casey, Maui Jim

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Lance Gelman, Long Ranger

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (200 and 200) Unknown, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (225) Unknown, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (250) Rob McCarthy, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (150 and 175) Manny Gonzales, Capt. Trevor Child, Alibi

Aug. 19: Blue marlin (200) Grady Mulberry, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Aug. 19: Blue marlin (180) Octavian Mardarfevia, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Aug. 19: Blue marlin (275) Liu Huimin, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Aug. 20: Blue marlin (700) Max Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 20: Blue marlin (275) Grady Mulberry, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Aug. 21: Blue marlin (300) Bob Quillin, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Aug. 21: Blue marlin (160) Max Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 21: Blue marlin (275) Joey Purcell, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Aug. 22: Blue marlin (275) Erik Ryan, Capt. Bob Sylva, Thrill Seeker

Aug. 22: Blue marlin (500) Unknown, Capt. Sam Choy, Foxy Lady

Aug. 22: Blue marlin (175) Cody Brown, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 23: Blue marlin (175) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 24: Blue marlin (250) Charlie Tomita, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Notable catches

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (439.5) John Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 18: Ahi (190) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Aug. 18: Blue marlin (438) Jada Van Mols, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Aug. 19: Blue marlin (441) Kenton Whitmer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Aug. 20: Ahi (five tuna from 114 to 201 pounds) Don Erickson, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 20: Blue marlin (499) Elroy Ito, Capt. Renee Ito, Dixie Too

Aug. 20: Ahi (11 tuna from 110 to 160 pounds), Keinath, Madden and Willabee, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Aug. 21: Onaga (17) Milton Fukumitsu, Flora III

Aug. 22: Onaga (18) Keola Toriano, Ted Toriano, Breezin II

Aug. 23: Aku (19) Cindy Dawson, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Aug. 23: Big eye tuna (96.5) David Szczecinski, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

Aug. 23: Tombo (79) Robert Melnick, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

Aug. 23: Ono (35) Claire Ownby, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 23: Mahimahi (46.5) Yohan Khosraw, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

Aug. 24: Spearfish (40.5) Cody Kaiser, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Aug. 24: Mahimahi (52 fish to 25 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando