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Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Oct. 23

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 (

Roundup>Blue marlin: 1,040.5, Paul Morris, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept. Jan. 7.

Roundup>Black marlin: 462.5, Eric Vonderahe, Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup. June 25.

Roundup>Ahi: 250, Roy Edwards, Capt. Lael Wilson, Bite Me 5. June 16.

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): 31, Matt Solomon, shoreline. Aug 17.

Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): 63, Chris Phillips, Capt. Gregg Kaufmann, Patience Jan. 4.

Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally):97.5, Keahi Akana, Shoreline. Aug. 18

Roundup>Omilu (bluefin trevally): 17 Kupaa Elarionoff, Hoku Tea, July 29.

Roundup>Otaru (skipjack tuna): 30, Mike Murphy and Walter Gay, Ikaika Kai, Aug. 9.

Roundup>Broadbill swordfish: 215.5, Lukas Folk, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog. May 19.

Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): 62, Robert Cantine, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila. Sept. 9.

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): 18 Brent Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender. Oct. 4.

Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): 20, Milton Fukumitsu, Flora III. May 5.

Roundup>Oio (bonefish): 9.4, Brandon Lopes, from shore. Jan. 11.

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 October billfish catches will be in the September issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> None

Tag and release

Roundup>Oct. 15: Blue marlin (180) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Roundup>Oct. 16: Blue marlin (350) Frank Worthington, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>Oct. 16: Blue marlin (140 and 150) John Sanden, Capt. Lance Gelman, Long Ranger

Roundup>Oct. 20: Blue marlin (200) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Roundup>Oct. 20: Blue marlin (475) Suzanne Gustavon, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Notable catches

Roundup>Oct. 14: Ono (31.5) Muff Davis, Capt.Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Oct. 14: Mahimahi (10 fish to 45 pounds) Jaden Dutton, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

Roundup>Oct. 14: Ahi (149) Scotty Oshiro, Capt. Kyle Narimasu, Pomaikai

Roundup>Oct. 15: Ono (23) Brent Reagan, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Oct. 16: Ono (19 and 22) April Hewitt/Kelly Halpin, Capt. Kelly Halpin, Kamanu

Roundup>Oct. 16: Blue marlin (143.5) Dave Shelling, Capt. Dave Bensko, High Noon

Roundup>Oct. 16: Ono (23) Doug Epperson, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Oct. 17: Ono (25) Mark Dahlman, Capt. Trevor Child, Alibi

Roundup>Oct. 17: Ahi (191) Nick Farstad, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Oct. 18: Ahi (224) Mark O’Conner, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Roundup>Oct. 19: Sailfish (77) Tim Bauer, Kayak

Roundup>Oct. 19: Mahimahi (4 fish to 31 pounds) Dennis Frost/ Gary Robb, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Oct. 20: Blue marlin (174.5) Greg Haines, Capt. Mark Leong, Lei Lani

Roundup>Oct. 20: Mahimahi (7 fish to 32 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em