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 (email@example.com).
Roundup> Blue marlin: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.
Roundup> Black marlin: 248, Simon Turkin, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah. May 20.
Roundup> Ahi: 243, Nick Trudell, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry PIt II. June 13.
Roundup> Bigeye tuna: 181.5, Hillary Papich, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. March 12.
Roundup> Striped marlin: 117.5, Ian Medeiros, Sean Kelly, Caristina. April 4.
Roundup> Spearfish: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.
Roundup> Sailfish: vacant
Roundup> Mahimahi: 45, Ronald Tai See. Jan. 13.
Roundup> Ono: 76, Greg Low, Laakea, April 7.
Roundup> Kaku (barracuda): 22, Kristof Hovaten, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Feb. 27.
Roundup> Kahala (amberjack): 85.5, Rick Beloit, Capt. Brian Balancio, Marlin Grando. May 26.
Roundup> Ulua (giant trevally): 67.5, Bernie Llanes, Shoreline. April 21.
Roundup> Omilu (bluefin trevally): 15.5, Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit. May 7.
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): 12.5, Danialle Moyal, Adam Hodgson, Lil Hooker, April 10.
Roundup> Opakapaka (pink snapper): 13.5, Wesley Mattos, Mana Maru, April 10.
Roundup> Onaga (ulaula koaie): 14.5, Conor McDonough, Kawai, Jan. 13.
Roundup> Uku (gray snapper): 8.5, Tom McKelvey, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai. April 2.
Roundup> Oio (bonefish): vacant
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
Roundup> June 16: Blue marlin (570) Derek Parks, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner
Tag and release
Roundup> June 16: Blue marlin (175) Teresa Oswald, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl
Roundup>June 16: Blue marlin (220) Roger Sayles, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue
Roundup>June 16: Spearfish (30) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana
Roundup>June 16: Blue marlin (300) Tracy Leverone, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike
Roundup>June 17: Spearfish (35) Vince Spatafore, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape
Roundup>June 17: Blue marlin (175) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana
Roundup>June 18: Blue marlin (650) Kathy MonCoeur, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader
Roundup>June 18: Blue marlin (500) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>June 18: Blue marlin (500) Voodoo Man, Capt. Lance Gelman, Long Ranger
Roundup>June 19: Blue marlin (500) Dave Riemann, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>June 19: Blue marlin (250 and 250) John/Meaghan Bryan, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger
Roundup>June 20: Blue marlin (600) Voodoo Man, Capt. Lance Gelman, Long Ranger
Roundup>June 21: Blue marlin (150) Richard Bailie, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon
Roundup>June 21: Blue marlin (300) Luis Chiappy, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>June 21: Blue marln (150) Shiono Ya, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun
Roundup>June 22: Spearfish (40) Jeff Brody, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress
Roundup> June 16: Blue marlin (340) Ron Miller, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean
Roundup>June 16: Blue marlin (317.5) David Soloman, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Roundup>June 16: Ulua (114) Barron Kepoo, Speared
Roundup>June 16: Blue marlin (435) Fisher Nitta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>June 16: Blue marlin (359) Brad Walters, Capt. Jim Wigzel, Go Get Em
Roundup>June 17: Blue marlin (392) Greg Neal, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike
Roundup>June 18: Ono (44.5) Lucy Golish, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Roundup>June 18: Ahi (156) Lacie Liman, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela
Roundup>June 18: Ono (7 fish to 40 pounds) unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner
Roundup>June 18: Ahi (141.5) Gary Gamble, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>June 19: Ahi (161 and 162) Beavers, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights
Roundup>June 20: Ono (36) Bryan Farrell, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>June 22: Blue marlin (391) Cliff Cultee, Capt. Loyd Potter, Renegade
Roundup>June 22: Ono (60) unknown, Capt. Ty Sponchia, Safari Kai