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: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.
Roundup>Black marlin: vacant
Roundup>Ahi: 222, Dave Unger, Capt. Jack Sampson, Nasty Habit. March 13.
Roundup>Bigeye tuna: 181.5, Hillary Papich, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. March 12.
Roundup>Striped marlin: 117.5, Ian Medeiros, Sean Kelly, Caristina. April 4.
Roundup>Spearfish: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.
Roundup>Mahimahi: 45, Ronald Tai See. Jan. 13.
Roundup>Ono: 76, Greg Low, Laakea, April 7.
Roundup>Kaku (barracuda): 22, Kristof Hovaten, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Feb. 27.
Roundup>Kahala (amberjack): vacant
Roundup>Ulua (giant trevally): 67.5, Bernie Llanes, Shoreline. April 21.
Roundup>Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant
Roundup>Otaru (skipjack tuna): 18.5, Jean LaLiberte, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity. Jan. 6.
Roundup>Broadbill swordfish: 40, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog, March 12.
Roundup>Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant
Roundup>Kawakawa: 13.5, Mark Hinkle, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II. March 14.
Roundup>Kamanu (rainbow runner): 2.5, Danialle Moyall, Adam Hoegson, Lil’ Hooker, April 10.
Roundup>Opakapaka (pink snapper): 13.5, Wesley Mattos, Mana Maru, April 10.
Roundup>Onaga (ulaula koaie): 14.5, Conor McDonough, Kawai, Jan. 13.
Roundup>Uku (gray snapper): 8.5, Tom McKelvey, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai.April 2.
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 May billfish catches will be in the July issue of Hawaii Fishing News.
Beasts of the week
Roundup> None weighed
Tag and release
Roundup>May 5: Spearfish (35) Ryan Ohanrahan, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Roundup>May 6: Blue marlin (450) Ken Milstein, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress
Roundup>May 6: Spearfish (25 and 25) Brett Liechert, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 9: Blue marlin (125) Mike Agema, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Roundup>May 9: Spearfish (35) Brad Browder, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Roundup>May 10: Spearfish (35) Roy Johnson, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Roundup>May 10: Spearfish (15 and 15) Elfriede Crawford, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>May 5: Spearfish (35) Dave Young, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress
Roundup>May 6: Blue marlin (461.5) Sean Victorino, Brian Komo, Ikaika Aukai
Roundup>May 6: Swordfish (53 and 260) Ian Medeiros, Jason Vandenhende, Pialani
Roundup>May 6: Blue marlin (246) Vincent Moore, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
Roundup>May 6: Spearfish (35) Cindy Gilmore, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>May 7: Striped marlin (60) Matt Howard, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II
Roundup>May 7: Omilu (15.5) Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit
Roundup>May 8: Diamondback squid (23.5) JD Hudson, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog
Roundup>May 8: Spearfish (44.5) Edward Jefferson, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>May 8: Blue marlin (222) Ty Sponchia, Safari Kai
Roundup>May 9: Mahimahi (39) Heather Dinger, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Roundup>May 9: Ono (22), mahimahi (32) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Roundup>May 9: Spearfish (35 and 38) Jeff Jackson, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Roundup>May 9: Ono (21) Ralph Luttenbher, ahi (100) Charles Katz, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue
Roundup>May 10: Ahi (150.5) Myra Friesen, (100, 106, and 128.5) Russ Friesen, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 10: Ahi (157.5) Devin Hallingstad, Kayak
Roundup>May 10: Spearfish (30), ahi (173.5) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
Roundup>May 10: Ahi (140) John Crouch, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 11: Ahi (87.5, 105, and 120.5) Darrell Archuleta, ahi (85 and 111.5) Jeff Archuleta, ahi (82.5 and 161) Carla Archuleta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Roundup>May 11: Ahi (143.5) Mark Leong, Leilani
Roundup>May 11: Ahi (110 and 150) Bairds, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights