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> July 1: Blue marlin (565) Ari Drainas , Capt. Billy Ross, Malia Anne

Roundup>July 1: Blue marlin (593.5) Edwin Castillo/Josh Ward, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (536) Paul Evans, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>July 3: Blue marlin (1043) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>July 4: Blue marlin (709.5) Keala/Cavan Cox, Capt. Archie Cox, Theresa C

Roundup>July 4: Blue marlin (660) Wayne Holmes, Capt. Steve Kaiser, Medusa

Tag and release

Roundup> June 30: Blue marlin (180) Mark Hoffman, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Roundup>June 30: Blue marlin (200) Jim Irwin, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>June 30: Blue marlin (200 Jim Roger, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Roundup>June 30: Blue marlin (150) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>June 30: Striped Marlin (60) Jim Ward, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>June 30: Blue marlin (1800 Unknown, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>July 1: Blue marlin (150/200) Jens Laub, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Roundup>July 1: Spearfish (30/35) Jens Laub, Capt,. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Roundup>July 1: Spearfish (30/30) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Roundup>July 1: Sailfish (40) Jerry, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>July 1: Blue marlin (500) Larry Geweke, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (200) Zack Kimura, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (250) Whitney Armond, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (250) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (250) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (275) Steve Fassbender, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (150) Bill Ingram, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (175) Gage Allard, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (175) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (350) John Bowers, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me II

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin (120) Jada Van Mols, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>July 3: Spearfish (30) Doug Plumley, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>July 3: Blue marlin (150) Steve Provenda, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>July 4: Spearfish (35) Curt Fujimoto, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Roundup>July 5: Blue marlin (200) William Robbins, Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin (200) Jack Sampson, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin (200) Jason Long, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin (200) Pierre Mulacek, Capt. Gabe Heflin, Kila Kila

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin (200) Steve Keinath, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin (200) Ron Miller, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

Notable catches

Roundup> June 30: Swordfish (169.5) Ivan Mount, Capt. Geof Walker, Jeanette M

Roundup>June 30: Blue marlin (458) Paul Douglas, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>July 1: Ahi (201) Angeli Wedlock, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>July 1: Ono (50) Steve Provenda, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>July 1: Ahi (206.5) Jonathan Lim, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>July 2: Ahi (258.5) Radon Miles, Capt. Johnny Miles, Hoolako

Roundup>July 2: Blue marlin(414) Keoki Murphy, Capt. Steve Lassly, Bad Company

Roundup>July 4: Ahi (211) Brian Fischer, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Roundup>July 4: Ahi (185) Devin Douglas, Capt. David Bertuleit, Kona Seafari

Roundup>July 4: Ahi (198) Tobin Hudgins, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>July 4: Blue marlin (378.5) Heidi McBride, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>July 5: Ahi (187) Peter Pogorzelski, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando

Roundup>July 5: Ahi (185.5) Claudia Torres, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>July 5: Blue marlin (426) Spencer Misraje, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Roundup>July 6: Blue marlin(335.5) Jack Sanford, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Roundup>July 6: Ahi (209.5) Kainoa Kaaihili Capt. Tramaine Baquiring, Waioleka

Roundup>July 6: Ahi (204.5) Peter Deluz, Capt. Chris Gomes, Lanela P

Roundup>July 6: Ahi (191) Malia Kamaka, Capt. Roy Jensen, Fo Reel

Roundup>July 6: Ahi (236.5) Scott Lopetinsky, Capt. Tom Casey, Maui Jim