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Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List March 12

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 (

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: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.

Roundup>Sailfish: vacant

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

Roundup>Ono: 70, Wayne Hartman, Good Habit. Feb. 27.

Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): 22, Kristof Hovaten, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Feb. 27.

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

Beasts of the week

Roundup> March 9: Blue marlin (603.5) Barb Jensen, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a

Tag and release

Roundup>March 3: Blue marlin (300) Royce Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>March 3: Blue marlin (100) Daryl Goodrum, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>March 3: Spearfish (50) Justin Stress, (25) Greg Foster, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 4: Blue marlin (480) Greg Pishkur, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 4: Blue marlin (225) Howard Mesuyn, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>March 5: Blue marlin (80) Roxanne Davis, Capt. Chris Kam, Illusions

Roundup>March 5: Blue marlin (400) Olivia Poth, striped marlin (50) Matt Poth, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 6: Spearfish (40) Sabao Yamamura, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 6: Striped marlin (60) Edward Saros, Capt. Chuck Haupert, Catchem I

Roundup>March 7: Blue marlin (650) Kelly Price, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

Roundup>March 7: Spearfish (40) Carol Herren, Capt.Scott Fuller, Raptor

Roundup>March 7: Spearfish (40) Ron Hall, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 7: Blue marlin (370) Charlie Wright, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>March 7: Spearfish (45) Austin Caran, (15) Walker Caran, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Notable catches

Roundup>March 3: Spearfish (42) Dennis Vanderhoff, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>March 3: Spearfish (40) Scott Matterson, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>March 3: Spearfish (41), ahi (183.5) Mathieu Williams, David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

Roundup>March 3: Blue marlin (325), spearfish (45) Aaron Kaitoku, Duke Kiriu, Yukiko

Roundup>March 3: Spearfish (40) Bill Condon, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 5: Spearfish (36) Mark Baynham, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>March 5: Blue marlin (380) Erik Bachman, striped marlin (45) Chase Beard, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>March 5: Ahi (119) Matt Kunkle, Capt. Jim Wagner, Eclipse

Roundup>March 6: Striped marlin (86) Charlie Aresta, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>March 6: Ahi (137) John Wilson, Herb Jensen, Lawaia

Roundup>March 6: Spearfish (62.5) Peter Blake, TLC II

Roundup>March 6: Striped marlin (90) John Arnold, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>March 6: Blue marlin (190), Vera Potter, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>March 7: Blue marlin (226.5) Susan Walbridge, Capt. Molly Palmer, Renegade

Roundup>March 7: Ahi (125) Kevin Kerzenowski, Mike Milligan, Na Pali Kai II

Roundup>March 7: Spearfish (58) John Cho, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>March 7: Mahimahi (eight fish to 20 pounds) Clarence/Tina Kahlig, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Roundup>March 7: Spearfish (47) Jennifer Kwon, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>March 8: Ono (63) Tom McKelvey, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai

Roundup>March 8: Spearfish (42) Larry Schuler, Capt. Jeff Heintz, LInda Sue III

Roundup>March 8: Mahimahi (twelve fish to 15 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 9: Spearfish (51) Nancy Fann, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity