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).
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>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): 67.5, Bernie Llanes, Shoreline. April 21.
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 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> None weighed
Tag and release
Roundup>April 21: Spearfish (35) Brenda Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>April 21: Blue marlin (350) David Tubbs, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious
Roundup>April 24: Spearfish (25) Fred Woodward, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Roundup>April 24: Spearfish (15) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>April 25: Striped marlin (80) Mark Johnson, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>April 21: Ulua (67.5) Bernie Llanes, Shoreline
Roundup>April 21: Ono (25 and 32) Brenda Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>April 21: Ahi (186) Shawn Grigsby, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen
Roundup>April 21: Ono (35) Joe Maclean, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Roundup>April 22: Ahi (119) Martin Talon, Kalalau
Roundup>April 22: Ahi (105) Mark Johnson, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>April 22: Ono (25) Chris Hunt, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Roundup>April 23: Spearfish (20 and 25) Larry and Steve, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu NUi
Roundup>April 23: Ahi (145.5) Dan Mirkert, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>April 23: Kamanu (18) Mark Barville, Speared
Roundup>April 24: Ono (41) Christi Decker, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Roundup>April 24: Ahi (114) Karen Gast, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed
Roundup>April 24: Spearfish (45) Unknown, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog
Roundup>April 25: Ahi (148) Adrian McKibbin, Capt. Ryan Foster, Dojo
Roundup>April 25: Ahi (100) Ron Gilson, Capt. Will Lazenby, Golden Dragon
Roundup>April 25: Spearfish (45) Mark Rogers, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II
Roundup>April 26: Ahi (164) Tyler Pitts, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog
Roundup>April 27: Ahi (109) Christopher Darling, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
Roundup>April 27: Blue marlin (198) Michael Woulf, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I
Roundup>April 27: Spearfish (45) John Hulsey, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II