Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Feb. 26


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: 195, Todd Hendricks, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando. Feb. 15.

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> Feb. 22: Blue marlin (673) Denie Broad, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Tag and release

Roundup>Feb. 20: Blue marlin (200) Steve Purdum, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 21: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Roundup>Feb. 22: Blue marlin (250) Jeremy Prehn, Capt. Mark Schubert, Miss Mojo

Roundup>Feb. 22: Striped marlin (40) Steven Baldwin, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Feb. 22: Blue marlin (375) Steve Purdum, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 22: Spearfish (30) Cade, Capt. Ryan Thurner, Tropical Sun

Notable catches

Roundup>Feb. 19: Striped marlin (63) Jaycee Dutchik, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>Feb. 19: Spearfish (55) Michael Cellers, Capt. Loyd Potter, Renegade

Roundup>Feb. 20: Ahi (128) Al Raymond, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Roundup>Feb. 20: Ono (35) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 20: Spearfish (41) Denise Broad, Capt. Keith Loveless, TNT

Roundup>Feb. 20: Spearfish (28) Stephanie Sweet, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>Feb. 20: Ono (25) Dick Fisher, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 20: Ono (38) Aren Jenkins, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 21: Blue marlin (274) Craig Dickmeyer, Capt. Peter Blake, TLC

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (43) Marshall Ho, Capt. Molly Palmer, Renegade

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (35) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Roundup>Feb. 21: Blue marlin (345) Will Barber, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Reel Class

Roundup>Feb. 21: Ahi (104) Jade Savage, Capt. Ryan Thurner, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (30) Brenda Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 22: Blue marlin (275 and 406.5) Duke and Alan Kiriu, Yukiko

Roundup>Feb. 22: Blue marlin (362) Ohie Charoenkul, Capt. Chip Fischer, Hanamana

Roundup>Feb. 22: Spearfish (35) Antoine Leblond, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 22: Ahi (75) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>Feb. 22: Ahi (142) Dan Schneider, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Roundup>Feb. 22: Spearfish (35) Steven Baldwin, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Feb. 23: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 23: Striped marlin (147) Greg Reyes, Capt. Louis Crivello, Pau Hana

Roundup>Feb. 23: Striped marlin (89) Gary Hickman, Capt. Mike Oshiro, Krista O

Roundup>Feb. 23: Spearfish (40) Jom Willliams, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 23: Blue marlin (327) Capt. Bronson Cablay, Lady Pamela