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Big Fish List | 1-14-14


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 2014 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 (rizzuto@aloha.net).

Blue marlin: 593, Michael Klopp, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot. Jan. 6.

Black marlin: 161, Scott Wnuck, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier. Jan. 10

Ahi: 190.5, Scott Scolvira, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika. Jan. 4.

Bigeye tuna: 69, Mark Barville, Jan 2.

Striped marlin: 87, Joy Rawlins, Peter Blake, TLC. Jan 10.

Spearfish: 42.5, Aulani and Richard Jeffery, Malukai. Jan. 10.

Sailfish: vacant

Mahimahi: 27.5, Michael Leach, Russ Milhausen, Makalei. Jan. 9.

Ono: vacant

Kaku (barracuda): vacant

Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 20, Pono Thronas, Bill Jardine, Kakalina, Jan 1.

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Kawakawa: 21, Mark Andrews, Donna Mae. Jan 10.

Kamanu (rainbow runner): vacant

Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant

Uku (gray snapper): vacant

Oio (bonefish): vacant

CATCH REPORT

Catch information courtesy of Shawna Haynes of the charter desk at Kona 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. A complete list of June billfish catches will be in the August issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

BEASTS OF THE WEEK

Jan. 6: Blue marlin (593) Michael Klopp, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

TAG AND RELEASE

Jan. 7: Blue marlin (150) James Fontang, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Jan. 7: Blue marlin (95) Russell Truman, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

Jan. 7: Spearfish (30) Jim Harrold, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 8: Blue marlin (100) Michael Dean, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 8: Blue marlin (40) Tina Dean, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 8: Spearfish (40) Jordan Shropshire, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

Jan. 9: Striped marlin (40/45) Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Jan. 9: Blue marlin (100) Scott Scolera, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 9: Striped marlin (100) Scott Scolera, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 10: Striped marlin (40) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 11: Spearfish (30) Payton Prevost, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 11: Blue marlin (450) Shawn/Frank/Skip, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

NOTABLE CATCHES

Jan. 5: Spearfish (38) Michael Blackwell, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 5: Ahi (171) Zach Hartz, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 5: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

Jan. 6: Aku (19) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Jan. 6: Mahimahi (20) Kyle Bornstien, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 6: Spearfish (40) David Hinojosa, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Jan. 6: Striped marlin (60) Bruce Barnes, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Jan. 6: Spearfish (25) Bruce Barnes, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Jan. 6: Spearfish (22/25) Russell Truman, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

Jan. 7: Blue marlin (103.5) John McPhail, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Jan. 7: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Jan. 7: Ahi (166) John Streberg, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Jan. 7: Blue marlin (174.5) Cody Griffin, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 7: Spearfish (35) Agnes Vassdive, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 7: Mahimahi (20) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 7: Blue Marlin(95) Russell Truman, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

Jan. 8: Spearfish (25) David Vincent, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 8: Mahimahi (25) Jasen Doi, Capt. Neil Matsuo, Makau

Jan. 9: Ono (25) Rod Bieller, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 9: Mahimahi (21.5/27.5) Michael Leach, Capt. Russ Milhausen, Makalei

Jan. 9: Blue marlin (70) Jack Ong, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

Jan. 9: Spearfish (30) Adam Istas, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 9: Spearfish (40) Brentt Frost, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Jan. 9: Blue marlin (244.5) Andy Netupsky, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Jan. 9: Spearfish (42) James Smith, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 9: Mahimahi (35) Jon Cloke, capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 10: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Jan. 10: Kawakawa (21) Mark Andrews, Capt. Mark Andrews, Donaa Mae

Jan. 10: Striped marlin (87) Joy Rawlins, Capt. Peter Blake, TLC

Jan. 10: Black marlin (161) Scott Wnuck, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Jan. 10: Spearfish (42.5) Aulani Jeffery, Capt. Richard Jeffery, Malukai

Jan. 10: Spearfish (27) Melissa Miller, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 11: Spearfish (30/35) Fred/Erik Duboe, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 11: Spearfish (25) Shawn/Frank/Skip, capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Jan. 11: Spearfish (25) Mike Hollen, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela