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
Sailfish: 70 (tie), Dave Hartge, Jim Hartge, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit. Feb 10
Mahimahi: 42.5, Stephanie Holtorf, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani. Feb 8
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): 8.5, Brandon Lopes, Shoreline. Feb 11
Beasts of the week
Feb. 10: Striped marlin (40) Kurt Michelson, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Ez Pickens
Feb. 10: Blue marlin (375) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
Feb. 07: Blue marlin (170) Mike Ohmer, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions
Feb. 07: Blue marlin (150) Trey Perkins, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Feb. 08: Spearfish (46) Jason Krauch, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Feb. 08: Mahimahi (42.5) Stephanie Holtorf, (20) Troy Holtorf, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Feb. 09: Spearfish (27.5) Jeff Larkey, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Feb. 10: Sailfish (70) Dave Hartge, (70) Jim Hartge, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit
Feb. 10: Blue marlin (388) Marie Huettel, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo
Feb. 11: O`io (8.5) Brandon Lopes, Shoreline
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