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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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): 21.5, Holly McElroy, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II. Sept. 12.
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 information courtesy of Shawna Haynes of The Charter Desk at Honokohau 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
Tag and release
Sept. 8: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Sept. 8: Blue marlin (225) JoAnne Saccone, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II
Sept. 9: Blue marlin (160 and 200) Robert Holding IV, (150) Robert Holding III, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Game Plan
Sept. 10: Blue marlin (150) Bob McElroy, Capt. Mark Schubert, Miss Mojo
Sept. 10: Striped marlin (130) Tom Dew, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Sept. 10: Blue marlin (160) Bob Holding, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II
Sept. 11: Blue marlin (225) Michael Olsen, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
Sept. 11: Blue marlin (140 and 200) Bob Holding, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II
Sept. 11: Blue marlin (200) Lee Gualtieri, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Sept. 11: Blue marlin (175) Carol Young, (175) Gretchen Stangier, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape
Sept. 12: Blue marlin (300) Will Charnock, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana
Sept. 12: Blue marlin (150) Roger Dockstader, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
Sept. 13: Blue marlin (350) Jan Rice, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Sept. 13: Blue marlin (150 and 160) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols,Monkey Biz II
Sept. 13: Blue marlin (350) Unknown, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic
Sept. 14: Blue marlin (150, 150, and 250) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender
Sept. 14: Blue marlin (125) Unknown, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana
Sept. 14: Blue marlin (300) Jacob Johnson, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader
Sept. 14: Blue marlin (150) Ed Allison, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress
Sept. 8: Ono (38) Mindy and Mikey Silva, Mikey Boy
Sept. 8: Lobster (4.5) TJ Hooper, diving
Sept. 10: Blue marlin (359.5) Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup
Sept. 10: Blue marlin (429) Martha Lamarre, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen
Sept. 12: Aku (21.5) Holly McElroy, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Sept. 12: Mahimahi (38) Tim McClean, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
Sept. 13: Spearfish (25.5) Ian Gray, Capt. Loyd Potter, Renegade
Sept. 14: Sailfish (89) Devin Hallingstad, kayak