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 (rizzuto@aloha.net).

Roundup> Blue marlin: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.

Roundup> Black marlin: 248, Simon Turkin, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah. May 20.

Roundup> Ahi: 243, Nick Trudell, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry PIt II. June 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> Sailfish: vacant

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): 85.5, Rick Beloit, Capt. Brian Balancio, Marlin Grando. May 26.

Roundup> Ulua (giant trevally): 67.5, Bernie Llanes, Shoreline. April 21.

Roundup> Omilu (bluefin trevally): 15.5, Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit. May 7.

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): 12.5, Danialle Moyal, Adam Hodgson, 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 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 June billfish catches will be in the August issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

Beasts of the week

Roundup> June 10: Blue marlin (556.5) Michael Caudill, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>June 14: Blue marlin (632) Mark Heitz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Tag and release

Roundup> June 9: Blue marlin (150) Marco Vehhuis, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>June 9: Blue marlin (250) Unknown, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

Roundup>June 10: Blue marlin (400) Sam Hasegawa, striped marlin (75) Matt Hasegawa, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

Roundup>June 11: Blue marlin (150) Ota-Ellyn, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

Roundup>June 12: Blue marlin (375) Matt Hancock, spearfish (30) Jenny Hancock, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Roundup>June 12: Blue marlin (775) Blaine Cradall, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>June 13: Blue marlin (350) Mike Brechting, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

Roundup>June 13: Blue marlin (250) John Hancock, (150) Matt Hancock, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie Ii

Roundup>June 15: Blue marlin (250) Derick Sharsky, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Roundup>June 15: Striped marlin (60) Suzanne Gustavson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>June 15: Blue marlin (500) Zac Pogan, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Roundup>June 15: Spearfish (35) Jack Bell, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Notable catches

Roundup> June 9: Ulua (74.5) Richard Kaiawe, Shoreline

Roundup>June 11: Ahi (192) Josh Burnam, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>June 12: Blue marlin (318.5) Sosimo Tabieros, Anela

Roundup>June 12: Ahi (240.5) Heather Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>June 12: Ahi (174.5) Dianne Sellers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>June 12: Blue marlin (367) Ayako Toma, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>June 12: Ono (48) Nathan Reardon, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>June 12: Ahi (239) John and Mary, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Roundup>June 13: Ahi (243) Nick Trudell, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry PIt II

Roundup>June 14: Blue marlin (416) Kalani, Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup

Roundup>June 14: Spearfish (47) Nathan Siebert, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III