Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Feb. 5


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: 43, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me 1. Jan. 4.

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: 8, Chuck Eldeen and Ernie Sasaki, ENJ. Jan. 24.

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 January billfish catches will be in the March issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> Feb. 2: Blue marlin (690.5) Brad Picking, Capt. Rocky Gauron, Hooked Up

Tag and release

Roundup>Jan. 27: Spearfish (35) Brenda Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Jan. 27: Spearfish (40) Bob Keys, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Jan. 28: Spearfish (25 and 35) Unknown, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Jan. 29: Striped marlin (45) Mike MGinty, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Jan. 31: Striped marlin (70) Steve Hearst, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Jan. 31: Striped marlin (85) Marty Cepkavskas, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropcial Sun

Roundup>Jan. 31: Striped marlin (40 and 50) Unknown, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Roundup>Jan. 31: Striped marlin (60) Mike M., Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Jan. 31: Spearfish (30, 30 and 30) Mike M, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Jan. 31: Spearfish (40) Chad Smith, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 2: Spearfish (25) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Harren, Raptor

Roundup>Feb. 2: Striped marlin (60) Unknown, Capt. Rocky Gauron, Hooked Up

Notable catches

Roundup>Jan. 27: Striped marlin (39) Jeremiah Bradtke, Capt. Guy Terwilliger

Roundup>Jan. 27: Spearfish (33) Pomaikai and David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

Roundup>Jan. 27: Omilu (25) Daniel Royce, Speared

Roundup>Jan. 28: Mahimahi (41) Jonah Marks, Nainoa

Roundup>Jan. 28: Spearfish (47.5) Marvin Perry, striped marlin (60) Rudy Becerra, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Jan. 29: Ono (45) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Jan. 30: Spearfish (37.5) Dan Probert, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 30: Spearfish (42) Jeffery Fogel, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>Jan. 30: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Jan. 30: Spearfish (40) Dick Ceresko, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Jan. 31: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Jan. 31: Striped marlin (89) Barbara Hearst, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Jan. 31: Spearfish (30) Chad Smith, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 2: Spearfish (30) Debbie Sarkoci, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>Feb. 2: Ono (41) Peter Blake, TLC 2

Roundup>Feb. 2: Ono (34) Larry Ostini, Capt. BooBoo Tolentino, Margaritaville