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2017 Big-Fish List update

Updated: 
February 6, 2017 - 12:05am

The Big-Fish 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 2017 in each of 22 categories. Catches are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat and date. The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2017 by Jim Rizzuto).

If a catch has been overlooked, call 885-4208 or email rizzutojim1@gmail.com.

Blue marlin: 771, Brad Pickings, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Ez Pickens. Jan 28

Black marlin: vacant

Ahi: 191, Keri Clavin, Capt. Brad Damasco, Bite Me 6. Jan. 15

Bigeye tuna: 121.5, Kelsey Bestall, Capt. Jah Nogues, High Noon. Jan. 14

Striped marlin: 81, Luke Mcallum, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusion. Jan. 3

Spearfish: 49, Paul Marks, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot. Jan. 14

Sailfish: vacant

Mahimahi: 42, Nick Docken, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl. Jan. 6

Ono: 47, Devin Hallingstad, Kayak. Jan. 10

Kaku (barracuda): 39, Chad Culbertson, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai. Jan 23

Kahala: vacant

Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 18, Larry Chu, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Seawife II. Jan. 5

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Kawakawa: 22.5, Britt McCurdy, Capt. Sean Rotella, Night Runner. Jan 31

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 20.5, Britt McCurdy, Capt. Sean Rotella, Night Runner. Jan 31

Opakapaka (pink snapper): 14.5, Greg Hong, Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. Jan. 12

Onaga (ulaula ko`aie): vacant

Uku (gray snapper): 24.5, Brent Masunaga, Holly Ann 3. Jan. 3

O`io (bonefish): 6.8, Britt McCurdy, Night Runner, shoreline. Jan 31

Beasts of the week

Feb 01: Blue marlin (600 weight estimated) Capt. Keoni Llanes, Holiday

Feb 03: Blue marlin (800R) Diane Reid, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Released

Jan. 29: Spearfish (31.5) Candy Stewart, Capt. Mcgrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 31: Bluemarlin (375) Mark Knotts, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Jan. 31: Blue marlin (250) Kevin Jacques, Capt. Mcgrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 31: Blue marlin (150) Jingto Shi, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusion

Feb. 01: Blue marlin (475) Mark Sawyer, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

Feb. 01: Blue marlin (175) Jordan Wheeler, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

Feb. 03: Spearfish (30) Larry Nissen, Capt. Mcgrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Weighed

Jan. 29: Spearfish (31) Brian Kischu, Capt. John Rooney, Miss Mojo

Jan. 30: Aku (13) Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II

Jan. 31: Blue marlin (483) David Pignolet, Capt. Rick Reger, Bite Me 5

Jan. 31: Spearfish (40) Curt Buckholt, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

Feb. 01: Blue marlin (85), spearfish (38) Gerry Springs, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

Feb. 02: BoneFish (6.8) Brittany McCurdy, Shoreline

Feb. 03: Blue marlin (181) Doug Miller, Molly Palmer, Camelot

Feb. 04: Blue marlin (200) Capt. Will Lazenby, Linda Sue IV

Feb. 04: Blue marlin 160) Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me 4

Feb. 04: Blue marlin (350) Hal Westbrook, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

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