Big Fish List
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 2013 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 2013 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Roundup> Blue marlin: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.
Roundup> Black marlin: 678.5, Chris Whitmer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III. Aug. 19.
Roundup> Ahi: 258.5, Johnny and Radon Miles. July 2.
Roundup> Bigeye tuna: 181.5, Hillary Papich, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. March 12.
Roundup> Striped marlin: 117.5, Ian Medeiros, Sean Kelly, Caristina. April 4.
Roundup> Spearfish: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.
Roundup> Sailfish: vacant
Roundup> Mahimahi: 46.5, Yohan Khosraw, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike. Aug. 23.
Roundup> Ono: 76, Greg Low, Laakea, April 7.
Roundup> Kaku (barracuda): 25, John Heinbokel, from shore, Aug. 16.
Roundup> Kahala (amberjack): 150, Matthew Thayer, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender. Nov. 27.
Roundup> Ulua (giant trevally): 74, Richard Kaiawe, from shore. June 8.
Roundup> Omilu (bluefin trevally): 15.5, Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit. May 7.
Roundup> Otaru (skipjack tuna): 21.5, Holly McElroy, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II. Sept. 12.
Roundup> Broadbill swordfish: 40, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog, March 12.
Roundup> Ahipalaha (albacore): 79 (tombo), Robert Melnick, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen. Aug. 23.
Roundup> Kawakawa: 13.5, Dave Wassel, Asa Suguitan, Crazy Ann, Nov. 12.
Roundup> Kamanu (rainbow runner): 12.5, Danialle Moyal, Adam Hodgson, Lil Hooker, April 10.
Roundup> Opakapaka (pink snapper): 13.5, Wesley Mattos, Mana Maru, April 10.
Roundup> Onaga (ulaula koaie): 23.5, Bob and Conor McDonough, Oct. 18.
Roundup> Uku (gray snapper): 34.5, Dylan Lucas, from kayak, Aug. 18.
Roundup> Oio (bonefish): vacant
Catch information courtesy of Shawna Haynes of The Charter Desk at Honokohau Marina (329-5735).
If you catch a fish on rod and reel in West Hawaii waters bigger than one on the list, take it to the fuel dock to be weighed and recorded.
If you weighed it somewhere else, call me at 885-4208 and leave a message.
Beasts of the week
Roundup> Dec. 7: Blue marlin (647) Andy Tamasese, Capt. Andy Tamasese, Tamasese
Tag and Release
Roundup> Dec. 2: Blue marlin (120) Adam Jones, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II
Roundup> Dec. 2: Blue marlin (300) Ron Rocheleau, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II
Roundup> Dec. 2: Spearfish (30) Ron Rocheleau, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II
Roundup> Dec. 3: Blue marlin (160) Shaun Hartley, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue
Roundup> Dec. 7: Blue marlin (125) Robbie Brown, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean
Roundup> Dec. 1: Ahi (149.5) Herb Jensen, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a
Roundup> Dec. 1: Ahi (137) Chappy Chapman, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape
Roundup> Dec. 2: Ahi (162) Michael Place, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
Roundup> Dec. 2: Ahi (113.5) Anna Balgaard, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
Roundup> Dec. 2: Ahi (179.5) Sharon Friedman, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
Roundup> Dec. 2: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. Ryan Foster, Dojo
Roundup> Dec. 3: Ahi (175) Kelly Tkachuk, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape
Roundup> Dec. 4: Ono (20) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
Roundup> Dec. 4: Spearfish (40) Liz Gioja, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana
Roundup> Dec. 4: Mahimahi (4pcs 12-25#) Mike O’Toole, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Roundup> Dec. 5: Uku (24) Tommy Ah-Tou, Capt. Ralf, Pau Hana
Roundup> Dec. 7: Blue marlin (147) Judy Balucan, Capt. John Balucan, Shawnell Lynne
Roundup> Dec. 7: Mahimahi (20.5) Herb Jensen, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a
Roundup> Dec. 7: Mahimahi (19) Robbie Brown, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean