Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List Sept. 18


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 (rizzuto@aloha.net).

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): 14.5, Mark Andrews, Donna Mae. July 16.

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

Beasts of the week

See also the 500-, 550- and 600-pounders in the tag report.

Roundup> Sept. 15: Blue marlin (671) Hiroshi Koyama, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (624) Brett Simpson, Teiana

Tag and release

Roundup> Sept. 9: Blue marlin (500) Dane Rubenstein, Capt. Terry Adams, Visions

Roundup>Sept. 9: Blue marlin (200) John Gamrot, spearfish (25) Chris Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Roundup>Sept. 10: Blue marlin (120) Chris Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Roundup>Sept. 11: Silky Shark (175) Dan Berstein, (250) Jaime Bernstein, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Sept. 11: Blue marlin (550) Valarie Roos, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Sept. 11: Blue marlin (200) John Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Roundup>Sept. 12: Blue marlin (200) Jim Bogle, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Roundup>Sept. 12: Blue marlin (600) Joe Gregory, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Sept. 12: Blue marlin (180) Randy Weih, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Sept. 12: Blue marlin (160) Kelsey Sanborn, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (175) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (175) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (275) Tom Voigt, Capt. Gabe Legay, New Horizon

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (600) Hwan Park, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (200) Bob Rosado, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (350) Jared Hawkins, Capt. Chuck Haupert, Catchem

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (180) Hiroshi Koyama, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (375) Paulette Pama, Capt. Steve Fassbender, Teresa

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (200) Tucker Tooley, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (300) John Gamrot, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Notable catches

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

Roundup>Sept. 9: Spearfish (35) Kelly McCoy, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

Roundup>Sept. 10: Ahi (199) Chip Collester, Mama Jo

Roundup>Sept. 14: Blue marlin (491.5) Jon and Norman Kaneta, Joely-K

Roundup>Sept. 15: Blue marlin (495.5) Mike Parris, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Roundup>Sept. 15: Ahi (198) Lou Denizard, Capt.David Nahuina, Keiki Auana