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Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List March 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 (

Roundup>Blue marlin: 1,008, Ernie France, Capt. Doug Pattengill, Holo Holo. Jan. 15.

Roundup>Black marlin: vacant

Roundup>Ahi: 222, Dave Unger, Capt. Jack Sampson, Nasty Habit. March 13.

Roundup>Bigeye tuna: 181.5, Hillary Papich, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. March 12.

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: 40, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog, March 12.

Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Roundup>Kawakawa: 13.5, Mark Hinkle, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II. March 14

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 17: Blue marlin (675) Tobi Fisher, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Roundup> March 20: Blue marlin (958) Alex Nuttall, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup> March 22: Blue marlin (798) Warren Thompson, Capt. Doug Pattengill, Sea Baby III

Tag and release

Roundup>March 18: Blue marlin (500) Linda Lanterman, Capt. Doug Lanterman, No Mercy

Roundup>March 19: Blue marlin (500) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>March 20: Blue marlin (650) Donna Newlin, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

Roundup>March 21: Blue marlin (550) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

Roundup>March 23: Mako shark (150) Josh Lieberman, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Notable catches

Roundup>March 18: Striped marlin (84.5) Ralph Lard, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>March 19: Blue marlin (433.5) Anthony Nakandalage, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

Roundup>March 19: Ahi (163.5) George Kefalas, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Roundup>March 19: Mahimahi (10 fish to 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>March 19: Ono (25 and 35) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 19: Mahimahi (28.5) Joey Salvador, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Roundup>March 19: Mahimahi (5 fish to 20 pounds) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>March 19: Mahimahi (8 fish to 18 pounds) Norm Johnson, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>March 19: Ono (35) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Roundup>March 19: Ono (66) Devin Hallingstad, kayak

Roundup>March 20: Ahi (110) Jasen Doi, Capt. Shaun Matsuo, Makau

Roundup>March 20: Ahi (140) Ken Kincaid, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

Roundup>March 21: Mahimahi (3 fish to 30 pounds) Lee Family, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>March 22: Blue marlin (484) Paul Leroy, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>March 22: Mahimahi (30) John Beckstrom, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>March 23: Ono (50) Paul Bays, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

Roundup>March 23: Ono (25) Lorelle and Greg Harmon, Kailana