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 (email@example.com).
Roundup>Blue marlin: vacant
Roundup>Black marlin: vacant
Roundup>Ahi: 171, Martin Connaughton, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon. Jan. 7.
Roundup>Bigeye tuna: vacant
Roundup>Striped marlin: 95, Bryan, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.
Roundup>Spearfish: 43, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me 1. Jan 4.
Roundup>Ono: 35, Martin Connaughton, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon, Jan. 7.
Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): vacant
Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): vacant
Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): vacant
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>Kamanu (rainbow runner): vacant
Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): 11.5, Asa Sugitan, In Deep. Jan 10.
Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant
Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): vacant
Roundup>Oio (bonefish): vacant
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 January billfish catches will be in the March issue of Hawaii Fishing News.
There is no catch report for this week.