Big Fish List
These are 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 2012 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 2012 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an email (email@example.com).
Roundup>Blue marlin: 1,040.5, Paul Morris, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept. Jan 7.
Roundup>Black marlin: vacant.
Roundup>Ahi: 217, Mark Barville, Au Kele. Jan. 5.
Roundup>Bigeye tuna: 231, Troy Kincaid, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Lehuanani. March 24.
Roundup>Striped marlin: (tie) 95.5, Kohichiro Saegusa, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept. Jan. 2, and Jimmy Jewell, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions. Feb. 21.
Roundup>Spearfish: 51.5, Gary Sheehan, Hei Mana. March 26 and William Matthews, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit, April 10.
Roundup>Sailfish: 112, Devin Hallingstad, kayak. March 26.
Roundup>Mahimahi: 56.5, Ronald Taisee, Ehu Kai II, Feb 19.
Roundup>Ono: 78, Shannon Galieto, Braddah Man. March 8.
Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): 28, Roy Farber, Shoreline. May 17.
Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): 63, Chris Phillips, Capt. Gregg Kaufmann, Patience Jan. 4.
Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): 90.5 Dan Manuel, Shoreline. Feb. 27.
Roundup>Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant.
Roundup>Otaru (skipjack tuna): 27.5, Alan Barbour, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika. Feb. 21.
Roundup>Broadbill swordfish: 215.5, Lukas Folk, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog. May 19.
Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): 37, Tony Martin, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II. May 5.
Roundup>Kawakawa: 17.5 Derek Markstein, Capt. Asa Suguitan, In Deep. March 3.
Roundup>Kamanu (rainbow runner): 9.5, Dana Constable, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Bomboy’s Toy. Jan. 21.
Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant.
Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant.
Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): 20, Milton Fukumitsu, Flora III. May 5.
Roundup>Oio (bonefish): 9.4, Brandon Lopes, from shore. Jan. 11.
Catch information courtesy of Heather Goto 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 May billfish catches will be in the July issue of Hawaii Fishing News.
Beasts of the week
Roundup> May 13: Blue Marlin (659.5) Scott Smith, Capt. Bill Benbow, Capt. Jack
Roundup> May 13: Blue Marlin (565) Candy Geringer, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious Tag and release
Roundup>May 14: Spearfish (30/35/35) Todd Hammerick, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 15: Striped Malrin (70) Frank Como, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>May 16: Spearfish (30) Noah aned Paul Mascia, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Roundup>May 17: Blue Marlin (800) Lukas Folk, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog
Roundup>May 18: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner
Roundup>May 19: Blue Marlin (100) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
Roundup>May 19: Spearfish (40/40) Lukas Folk, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog
Roundup>May 15: Ahi (97/140) Travis Tavares, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 16: Ono (25) John Ribeiro, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, Malolo
Roundup>May 17: Barracuda (28) Roy Farber, Shoreline
Roundup>May 17: Spearfish (41) Nick Jewell, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III