Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Apri 23


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: 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): 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): 2.5, Danialle Moyall, Adam Hoegson, 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 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 April billfish catches will be in the June issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> April 15: Blue marlin (523.5) Mike Deckerman, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai

Roundup>April 16: Blue marlin (640) Matt Clegg, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>April 20: Blue marlin (540) David Unger, Capt. Jack Sampson, Nasty Habit

Tag and release

Roundup>April 15: Blue marlin (550) Mike Magnoth, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Roundup>April 18: Striped marlin (130) Rodney Carlton, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Notable catches

Roundup>April 14: Spearfish (32) Bobby Ross, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Roundup>April 14: Blue marlin (416) Wayne Vanzandt, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>April 14: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>April 14: Ono (20 and 25) Dave Higgins, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>April 15: Blue marlin (253) Monty Daniels, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Roundup>April 15: Aku (17) Sonny Hardy, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>April 15: Ahi (155) Matt Tonioli, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>April 16: Ono (18) Keith Sharp, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>April 16: Spearfish (30) Mike Liebe, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>April 16: Ono (20) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>April 16: Spearfish (49) Derek Retza, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Roundup>April 16: Ono (20 and 20) Derek/Janna Retza, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Roundup>April 17: UIua (54.5) Mark Barville, Speared

Roundup>April 17: Blue marlin (348.5) April Englehart, Mike Christopher, Miss Ruby

Roundup>April 17: Ono (30) Kevin Brooks, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>April 17: Ahi (162) Geoff Ogden, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>April 17: Ahi (120) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>April 17: Ono (6 fish to 35 pounds) Erik Monroe, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>April 17: Mahimahi (15 and 15) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>April 18: Blue marlin (447) Charles Skinner, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>April 18: Spearfish (45) John Michel, Capt. Chuck WIlson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>April 18: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>April 19: Spearfish (25) Bruce Gilmore, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>April 20: Striped marlin (89) Judy Allen, Capt. Chip Fischer, Hanamana