2017 Big-Fish List update
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).
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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
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
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
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
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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