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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 (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 7: Blue marlin (513) John Bowers, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me II

Roundup>July 10: Blue marlin (503) Snap Nelson, Bret Hawes, Sapo

Roundup>July 11: Blue marlin (691) Newmark/Marcil/Hindin, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (643.5) Shawna Haynes, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (586.5) Lee Leblanc, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Tag and Release

Roundup>July 7: Blue marlin (80 and 150) Mike Glimpse, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Roundup>July 8: Blue marlin (200) Amanda Henderson, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

Roundup>July 9: Blue marlin (200) Heidi McBride, Capt. Andy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>July 9: Blue marlin (175) Anthony Caputo, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Roundup>July 9: Spearfish (30) Greg Fogarty, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>July 9: Blue marlin (200) Mike Kehoe, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>July 9: Blue marlin (375) Doug Behrman, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>July 10: Blue marlin (225) Keith Schmitt, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>July 10: Blue marlin (500) Lio Osotio, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>July 10: Blue marlin (175) Bobby Gassett, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>July 11: Spearfish (30) Jake Hill, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Roundup>July 11: Blue marlin (175 and 175) Fricker/Hindin, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Roundup>July 11: Blue marlin (300) Linda Bauer, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>July 11: Blue marlin (135) Dave Schaffer, Capt. Marlin Parker, Capt. Marlin Magic II

Roundup>July 11: Spearfish (30) Ross Tocher, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (150) Jack Sanford, Capt. Jason Holtz, Marlin Magic

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (250) Brenda Bagwell, Capt,. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (250) Wayne Umlauf, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (225) Rick Chaponot, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (200) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona BLue

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (400) Dave, Capt. Lance Gelman, Long Ranger

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (150) Lori Swanson, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (125) Tony Bender, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>July 12: Ahi (206) Mike Benaquista, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (375) Mark Westlake, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (350) Logan Oviatt, Capt. Scott Fuller, Raptor

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (100) Guy Terwilliger, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin(175 and 175) Randy Stocker, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (200) William Parks, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (290) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (150) Warren Keinath, Capt. Carlton Taniyaman, Five Star

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (275) Mike Benacquista, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (200) Lance Fudickar, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (275) Rick Gay, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Roundup>July 13: Blue marlin (200) Keith Chapman, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Notable

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

Roundup>July 7: Blue marlin (423.5) Randy Weih, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Roundup>July 7: Ono (40) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>July 7: Ahi (198.5) Morgan Craft, Capt. Clint Holdbrook, Lucky Me

Roundup>July 7: Ahi (209) Scott Sion, Capt. Keith Robinson, Halcyon

Roundup>July 7: Ahi (235) Gary Nardi, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>July 8: Ono (30) Dale Hubbs, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>July 9: Ahi (144.5) Dana Oviatt, Capt. Scott Fuller, Raptor

Roundup>July 10: Blue marlin (416.5) Dan Rutledge, Capt. Loyd Potter, Renegade

Roundup>July 11: Ahi (183) Rob Shallengerger, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (451) Tom Corley, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Roundup>July 12: Blue marlin (485.5) John Bennett, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Roundup>July 12: Ono (54) Lloyd Leong, Capt. Carl Shepard, Camelot

Roundup>July 13: Ahi (211) Bennett Loope, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Lehuanani

Roundup>July 13: Ahi (219.5) Edgar Arecona, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II