Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List March 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: 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: 56, Graham Andrews, Capt. John Gross, Lucky 7. Feb. 15.

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 February billfish catches will be in the April issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> Feb. 24: Blue marlin (612) Jon Bush, Capt, Brad Damasco, Terminator

Tag and release

Roundup>Feb. 24: Spearfish (30) Tony Cowell, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 25: Striped marlin (50) Carol Herren, Capt.Bruce Herren, Raptor

Roundup>Feb. 25: Blue marlin (425) Jerry Swanson, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 25: Spearfish (25) Valerie Wise, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 25: Blue marlin (100) Mark Owens, spearfish (30) Taylor Owens, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 25: Blue marlin (450) Eugene, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Roundup>Feb. 25: Spearfish (40), striped marlin (50) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (45) Bruce Jorgensen, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 26: Striped marlin (60) Peta Rust, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>Feb. 26: Blue marlin (100) Peter Cowles, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 27: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 27: Blue marlin (100) Rich Crossly, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>Feb. 28: Blue marlin (500) Greg Kersten, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 28: Blue marlin (700) Jenn Ward/ Richard Tracey, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 1: Striped marlin (80) Unknown, Capt. Keith Loveless, TNT

Roundup>March 1: Spearfish (35) Roy Bunnell, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>March 1: Striped marlin (40) Mike Smith, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>March 1: Striped marlin (75 and 85) Heather Dawson, (45) Rob Dawson, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>March 1: Striped marlin (50 and 50) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Roundup>March 2: Spearfish (40) Lou Corvette, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Hooked Up

Roundup>March 2: Spearfish (40) Keith Bowers, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Roundup>March 2: Spearfish (25), striped marlin (60) Carol Herren, Capt. Scott Fuller, Raptor

Notable catches

Roundup>Feb. 24: Spearfish (46) Joseph Mark, Capt. Ty Sponchia, Safari Kai

Roundup>Feb. 24: Blue marlin (453) Jose Valdovinos, Capt. Tony Clark, Hot Rod

Roundup>Feb. 24: Blue marlin (278 and 300) Dustin Esteban, Capt. Bronson Cablay, Lady Pamela

Roundup>Feb. 24: Ahi (120) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Roundup>Feb. 24: Ahi (110 and 123.5) Sessien Sarkis, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

Roundup>Feb. 25: Striped marlin (76) Manny Billegas, Capt. Ryan Brunner, Baby Blue

Roundup>Feb. 25: Striped marlin (88.5) Sherrie Sells, spearfish (28) Jeff Esep, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>Feb. 25: Spearfish (40) Jeff Wise, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 25: Striped marlin (60) Shawn Palmer, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Roundup>Feb. 25: Spearfish (40) Sallie Mason, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 25: Spearfish (30) Jodie Taylor, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (45.5) Tian Sunny, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>Feb. 26: Striped marlin (72) Jerry Brownfield, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (35) Mario Cardenuto, spearfish (45) Marcello Giampiedro, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (30 and 35) Shirley and Roger Curry, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (36) Rick O’Rourke, spearfish (30) Larry Little, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (30 and 35) Myron and Rose Hall, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>Feb. 26: Spearfish (45) Travis Lewis, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

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

Roundup>Feb. 27: Striped marlin (60) Geoff Bridge, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>Feb. 27: Striped marlin (50) Unknown, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Feb. 27: Striped marlin (35 and 35) Unknown, Capt.Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Feb. 27: Ahi (122) Mike Wilson, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

Roundup>Feb. 27: Barracuda (23) Kristof Hovaten, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 28: Spearfish (35) Carol Herren, Capt. Scott Fuller, Raptor

Roundup>Feb. 28: Blue marlin (417) Don King, (108) Rog Tegland, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog

Roundup>Feb. 28: Spearfish (30 and 35) Susan and Hugh Morrison, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 28: Spearfish (30) Barbara Kersten, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 28: Blue marlin (493) Derek Simmons, Capt. Oskie Rice, Kaulana

Roundup>March 1: Striped marlin (60) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>March 1: Mahimahi (20) Unknown, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Roundup>March 2: Blue marlin (170) Bryan Mai, Capt. Tony Clark, Hot Rod

Roundup>March 2: Blue marlin (300) JJ and John Balucan, Shawnelle Lynn

Roundup>March 2: Spearfish (50.5) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

Roundup>March 2: Ahi (134) John Sakai, striped marlin (74) Brian Thomas, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star