Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Jan. 22


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, Jona and Tate Marks, Kai Holo Pono. Jan. 13.

Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): vacant

Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

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: vacant

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>Jan. 15: Blue marlin (1008) Ernie France, Capt. Doug Pattengill, Holo Holo

Roundup>Jan. 19: Blue marlin (575) Jeannine Rich, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Tag and release

Roundup>Jan. 15: Striped marlin (30) Char Russle, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Jan. 16: Spearfish (25) Ron Steward, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Jan. 17: Striped marlin (30) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Roundup>Jan. 17: Striped marlin (80) Derek Andrew, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 18: Spearfish (25) Brett Cracroft, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Notable catches

Roundup>Jan. 13: Ono (48 and 62) Jona and Tate Marks, Kai Holo Pono

Roundup>Jan. 14: Spearfish (38) Mike Miles, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Jan. 15: Spearfish (30) Tony Henner, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 15: Mahimahi (12 fish to 40 pounds) Wayne Dressler/Jensen Reynolds, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Roundup>Jan. 15: Spearfish (32.5 and 33.5) Steve Vanderhaar, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>Jan. 15: Blue marlin (325) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Hot Rod

Roundup>Jan. 15: Mahimahi (8 fish to 22 pounds) Gary Robb/ Dennis Frost, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Jan. 15: Blue marlin (267.5) Andrew Brush, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Pacific Lady

Roundup>Jan. 15: Mahimahi (7 fish to 30 pounds) Erik and Sandra Stevens, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Jan. 16: Ono (36 and 45) Kanoa Llanes, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Lehuanani

Roundup>Jan. 17: Spearfish (30) Chris Scott, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Jan. 18: Striped marlin (70.5) Trey Strout, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>Jan. 18: Mahimahi (15) Jared Fletcher, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani