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2016 Final Big-Fish List

Updated: 
January 2, 2017 - 1:30am

Final Big-Fish List for 2016. 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 2016 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 2016 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an e-mail (rizzutojim1@gmail.com).

Blue marlin, 898, Carol Lynne, Capt. Marlin Parker. Nov. 20.

Black marlin, 310, Tim Flint, Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup, June 21

Ahi, 233, David Diaz, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II, June 5

Bigeye tuna, 173, Dave Remillard, Miles Nakahara, Puamana II. Jan. 11.

Striped marlin, 151, Sherif Agaiby, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit.

Spearfish, 58.5, John and Nancy Zogorski, Capt. Jeff Heinz, Linda Sue. Dec. 26

Sailfish, 95.5, Josh Fulton, Kayak, Nov 13

Mahimahi, 53, Nainoa Murtagh, Aulani. Feb. 10.

Ono, 62, Charlie Ford, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Mar. 18.

Kaku, (barracuda), 49.5, Koi Lorance and Tyson Fukuyama, Miki. May 7.

Kahala, 70, Jessica Yell, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Jan 22.

Ulua (giant trevally), 74, Bochan Johnson, from shore. Apr 3.

Omilu (bluefin trevally), 18.5, Mikey McCrum, Shoreline. May 13

Otaru (skipjack tuna), 28.5, Ray Valley, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em. June 30.

Broadbill swordfish, 224, Matthew Bolton, Kahele, June 14

Ahipalaha (albacore), 52.5, Devin Hallingstad, kayak, Aug 13

Kawakawa, 23, Tom Schachet, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. July 1

Kamanu (rainbow runner), 18. Don Ferreira, Tyson Fukuyama, Miki Nov. 14.

Opakapaka (pink snapper), 13.5. Mana Maru, Dec 21.

Onaga (ulaula ko`aie), 19.5, Greg Hong, Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. Feb 25.

Uku (gray snapper), 31, Josh Fulton, kayak. July 31.

O`io (bonefish), (vacant)

Beasts of the week (marlin weighing 500 pounds or more, including R for releases).

December 28: Blue marlin (701) Hannabeth Magnussen, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hanamana

Tag and Released

December 26: Blue marlin (70 and 70) Kevin Procida, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

December 26: Spearfish (25) Elfriede Crawford, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

December 27: Blue marlin (275) Tanner Bramlaye, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

December 27: Blue marlin (175) Nolan Seenberg, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

December 27: Blue marlin (150) Ed, Capt. Rich Young, A’U Struck

December 27: Spearfish (30) Andrew Clement, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

December 28: Spearfish (30) Petri Parvinen, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

December 29: Spearfish (35) Tony Benesito, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

December 29: Blue marlin (135) Jonathan Gregg, Capt. Chuck Haupert, Catchem

December 31: Spearfish (25 and 45) Dave Setnicker, Capt. James Bach, Maverick

Notable

December 26: Striped marlin (86.5) Wil Salomon, Capt. Kai Hoover, Waiopai

December 26: Spearfish (58.5) John Zogorski, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

December 26: Ahi (177) Kevin Procida, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

December 27: Ahi (110) Victor Ramirez, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit

December 28: Spearfish (38) McKenzie Oviatt, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

December 28: Striped marlin (151) Sherif Agaiby, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit

December 28: Sailfish (62) Ilsa West, Capt. Jah Nogues, High Noon

December 28: Spearfish (45) Ashlyn Seenberg, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

December 28: Ahi (167) Kurt Naxer, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

December 30: Striped marlin (75) Mark Clienhart, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

December 31: Ahi (112.5) Dana Davis, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

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