Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Jan. 8


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: vacant

Roundup>Black marlin: vacant

Roundup>Ahi: vacant

Roundup>Bigeye tuna: vacant

Roundup>Striped marlin: vacant

Roundup>Spearfish: vacant

Roundup>Sailfish: vacant

Roundup>Mahimahi: vacant

Roundup>Ono: vacant

Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): vacant

Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

Roundup>Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

Roundup>Otaru (skipjack tuna): vacant

Roundup>Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Roundup>Kawakawa: vacant

Roundup>Kamanu (rainbow runner): vacant

Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant

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>None reported this week.

Tag and release

Roundup>Dec. 30: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (20) Josh Geisberg, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (5) Courteney Morales, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 5: Spearfish (40) Werner Polland, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Notable catches

Roundup>Dec. 31: Spearfish (35 and 35) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Dec. 31: Mahimahi (23) Leo Johnson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Dec. 31: Opakapaka (6.5) Kazuki Doi, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

Roundup>Dec. 31: Spearfish (36) Brett Barney, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 2: Aku (13.5) Veronica Lubben, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 2: Spearfish (41) Keith Horton, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Jan. 2: Spearfish (27.5) Curt Glesmann, Capt. Erik Drahos, Renegade

Roundup>Jan. 2: Mahimahi (6 fish to 40 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (38) Christine Pike, (33) Steve Pike, aku (17) Spencer Pike, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>Jan. 3: Striped marlin (55) Scott Wilson, aku (5 fish to 23 pounds) Amanda Wilson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (35) Colman Crocker, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (40) Nicole Johnson, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (43) Frank Gindle, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>Jan. 3: Spearfish (37) Aubrey Holle, (27) Donovan Holle, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Jan. 4: Striped marlin (47) Jane Kantor, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Jan. 4: Spearfish (32) Quinn Grodzins, Capt. Loyd Potter, Renegade

Roundup>Jan. 4: Ono (25) Tim O’Conner, Kamanu

Roundup>Jan. 4: Spearfish (38) Chris Delamain, Capt. Erik Drahos, Renegade

Roundup>Jan. 4: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Roundup>Jan. 5: Spearfish (32) David Singh, Capt. Wayne Knight, Play Time

Roundup>Jan. 5: Spearfish (37) Colleen Cuisinier, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>Jan. 5: Ono (16 and 22) Unknown, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Reel Class