Wednesday | September 20, 2017
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Jim Rizzuto’s Big Fish List

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 (

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>Sailfish: vacant

Roundup>Mahimahi: vacant

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>Kawakawa: 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 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 January billfish catches will be in the March issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

There is no catch report for this week.