Big Fish List | 1-21-14


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: 752, Sean Jensen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky. Jan. 18.

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: 108, Matthew Bolton, Kehele. Jan 16.

Striped marlin: 95, Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana. Jan. 1

Spearfish: 45.5, Glenn Trusty, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier. Jan 13.

Sailfish: vacant

Mahimahi: 39.5, Dr. Jeff Wachs, Capt. Greg Kaufman, Reel Screamer. Jan. 15.

Ono: 52.5, Justin Lee, Asa Suguitan, In Deep. Jan. 14

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. 18: Blue marlin (752) Sean Jensen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

TAG AND RELEASE

Jan. 12: Spearfish (30) Mary Wunderlich, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 13: Striped marlin (40) Shawna Haynes, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 13: Spearfish (30) Mary Wunderlich, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 13: Striped marlin (45) Scott Erikson, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 14: Bronze whaler, Marvin Carroll, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 14: Blue marlin (100) Robert Anthony, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Jan. 14: Spearfish (25/25) Robert Anthony, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Jan. 15: Striped marlin (75) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Jan. 15: Striped marlin (50) Dan Watson, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

Jan. 16: Blue marlin (275) Keith Wright, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Jan. 16: Blue marlin (400) Deniz Tek, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Jan. 17: Striped marlin (50) Scott Kraul, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

NOTABLE CATCHES

Jan. 12: Spearfish (41) Jack Sampson, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit

Jan. 12: Mahimahi (30.5) Jack Sampson, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit

Jan. 13: Spearfish (45.5) Glenn Trusty, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Jan. 14: Spearfish (30) Bill Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Jan. 14: Striped marlin (70) Marvin Carroll, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 14: Spearfish (38) Marvin Carroll, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 14: Spearfish (30) Edward Decavoogerk, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 14: Ono (52.5) Justin Lee, Capt. Asa Suguitan, In Deep

Jan. 14: Ahi (117/117/145) Paul Ingraham, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 14: Mahimahi (49) Brad Edwards, Capt. Bryan Tyerman, No Name

Jan. 15: Spearfish (32) Juan Carlos, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 16: Big eye (108) Matthew Bolton, Capt. Matthew Bolton, Kehele

Jan. 16: Mahimahi (12/26) Brad Born, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 16: Blue marlin (100) Mike Wilson, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a

Jan. 17: Mahimahi (23) Kathy Cameron, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Jan. 18: Spearfish (30) Luke Kannicke, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 18: Striped marlin (76) George Jarvie, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Jan. 18: Spearfish (45) Bower, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I