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Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List April 30

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 (

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): 67.5, 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 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> 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

Notable catches

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