Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Feb. 19


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: 1,008, Ernie France, Capt. Doug Pattengill, Holo Holo. Jan. 15.

Roundup>Black marlin: vacant

Roundup>Ahi: 171, Martin Connaughton, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon. Jan. 7.

Roundup>Bigeye tuna: vacant

Roundup>Striped marlin: 95, Bryan, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.

Roundup>Spearfish: 56, Graham Andrews, Capt. John Gross, Lucky 7. Feb. 15.

Roundup>Sailfish: vacant

Roundup>Mahimahi: 45, Ronald Tai See. Jan. 13.

Roundup>Ono: 62, Jonah and Tate Marks, Kai Holo Pono. Jan. 13.

Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): vacant

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: vacant

Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Roundup>Kawakawa: 12.5, Tramaine Baquiring, Waioleka. Feb. 13.

Roundup>Kamanu (rainbow runner): vacant

Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): 11.5, Asa Sugitan, In Deep. Jan. 10.

Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): 14.5, Conor McDonough, Kawai, Jan. 13.

Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): vacant

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 February billfish catches will be in the April issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> None weighed but note the 500 pound blue in the release report.

Tag and release

Roundup>Feb. 10: Striped marlin (80) Josh Sunburn, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 11: Spearfish (30 and 35) Jim Williams, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 11: Striped marlin (30) Paul Dever, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Feb. 12: Spearfish (45) Derrick Everett, blue marlin (130) George Foster, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 12: Spearfish (35) Suzanne Gustavson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>Feb. 13: Spearfish (35) Adam Salo, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>Feb. 14: Blue marlin (500) Larry Wright, Capt. Brian Tony, Marlin Magic

Roundup>Feb. 15: Blue marlin (450) Roxane Grace, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Notable catches

Roundup>Feb. 6: Blue marlin (435.5) Craig Walters, spearfish (43.5) Dan Collins, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>Feb. 10: Striped marlin (88.5) Robert Wride, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Roundup>Feb. 10: Striped marlin (40) Bruce Tall, (75.5) David Gwen, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 11: Striped marlin (74) James Tedesco, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 11: Ahi (three to 120 pounds), spearfish (35) Keith Loveless, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 11: Spearfish (37) Patrick Schnider, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Feb. 11: Blue marlin (454.5) Pat Dolphin/Joe Page, Island Offshore

Roundup>Feb. 11: Spearfish (40) Carol Williams, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 11: Ahi (96) Chet Chiara, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>Feb. 11: Spearfish (40) Patty Dever, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Feb. 11: Striped marlin (70) Jason Willliams, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 12: Spearfish (27.5) Bruce Lane, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 12: Spearfish (40) George Foster, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 12: Striped marlin (72.5) Bill Crismore, blue marlin (148) Matt Thompson, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

Roundup>Feb. 12: Blue marlin (368), Capt. Oskie Rice, Kaulana

Roundup>Feb. 13: Striped marlin (62.5) Dave and Jackie Flynn, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>Feb. 13: Mahimahi (20) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 13: Spearfish (22) Dan Newton, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 13: Spearfish (35) Joel, Capt. Brad Demasco, Terminator

Roundup>Feb. 13: Mahimahi (25) Adam Salo, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>Feb. 13: Spearfish (30) Darragh Quinn, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 14: Blue marlin (345) Derek Simmons, Capt. Oskie Rice, Kaulana

Roundup>Feb. 14: Striped marlin (53) Ric Gale, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 14: Blue marlin (474) David Little, Capt. Ryan Thurner, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Feb. 14: Ahi (123) Andy Cho, Kayak

Roundup>Feb. 14: Spearfish (30) Darcey Pavlick, blue marlin (340) Kevin Pavlick, Capt Robert Battersby, Pacific Lady

Roundup>Feb. 14: Ono (45) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 14: Ahi (116) Rich Hayward, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 15: Spearfish (43) Jason Henkel, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 15: Ahi (119, 177 and 95) Todd Hendricks, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Roundup>Feb. 15: Spearfish (56) Graham Andrews, John Gross, Lucky 7

Roundup>Feb. 15: Blue marlin (456) Jim Bunn, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 16: Spearfish (45) Tony Bender, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions