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 Marchchlin: 771, Brad Pickings, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Ez Pickens. Jan 28
Black Marchchlin: 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 Marchchlin: 82, Mitchelle Duke, Bomboy Llanes, Bomboy’s Toy Feb 19
Spearfish: 49, Paul Marchchks, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot. Jan. 14
Sailfish: 73.5, Andy Hauswirth, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Feb 24
Mahimahi: 42.5, Stephanie Holtorf, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani. Feb 8
Ono: 72.5, Monica Rolleri, Jeff Zader, Lehua. Feb 18
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): 21, Greg Hong and Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. March 6
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
March 7: Blue Marchchlin (500R) Hank Lewis, Capt. Shawn Palmer, El Jobean
March 6: Blue Marchchlin (250) Taine Miller, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii
March 8: Blue Marchchlin (275) David Ochs, Capt. Steve Sahines, Hooked Up
March 8: Blue Marchchlin (275) Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up
March 9: Sailfish (70). Capt Shawn Rotella, Night Runner
March 10: Blue Marchchlin (200) Haydon Morris, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
March 11: Blue Marchchlin (140) Jeff, Capt. James Bach, Maverick
March 11: Blue Marchchlin (250) David, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious
March 5: Spearfish (30 and 30), mahimahi (20) Renea Simpson, Capt. Rocky Gauron, Ez Pickens
March 6: Spearfish (42) Bruce Ware, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Seawife II
March 8: Ono (33.5) Olga Dendy, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Seawife II
March 8: Mahimahi (15) Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked up
March 10: Blue Marchlin (118.5) Adam Hoover, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Seawife II
March 10: Spearfish (30) Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
March 10: Mahimahi (4 fish from 15 to 20) Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
March 10: Spearfish (25, 30 and 35) Capt. Rocky Gauron, Hooked Up
March 10: Spearfish (30) Vicki Pickings, ono (12) Brad Pickings, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up
March 10: Spearfish (30) Shana Tambourn, Capt. Al Gustavson, TopShape
March 11: Blue Marchlin (170) Arthur Osland, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Go Get Um
March 11: Spearfish (22.5) Shelly Slater, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean
March 11: Spearfish (39) Mandy Davidson, Capt. Jah Nogues, High Noon
March 11: Blue Marchlin (100) Jeff, Capt. James Bach, Maverick
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