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: 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 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
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
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