Big Fish List | 1-28-14


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: 97, Bubba Mockchew, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui. Jan. 25

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

Sailfish: 105.5, Peter Blake, TLC 2. Jan. 25

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): 100.5, Mitchell Izuno, Shoreline. Jan. 19

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

None this week

TAG AND RELEASE

Jan. 19: Striped marlin (40) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 20: Spearfish (25) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 20: Striped marlin (75) Roger Freeman, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Jan. 20: Striped marlin (50) Scptt Spangenberg, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 20: Striped marlin (50) Kevin Shrum, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 21: Spearfish (35) Randy Major, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 21: Striped marlin (30) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 24: Striped marlin (120) Maria Hyjek, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Jan. 24: Blue marlin (70) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 24: Striped marlin (90) Shawna Haynes, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 24: Spearfish (15) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 24: Spearfish (25/32) Fiona Beck, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Jan. 24: Spearfish (30) Nissell, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 24: Striped marlin (40) Nissell, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 25: Spearfish (30) Meredith Petras, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (30/35) Steve/Meredith Petras, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (30/60/90) Mike McGinty, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (40) Fiona Beck, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

NOTABLE CATCHES

Jan. 19: Ulua (100.5) Mitchell Izuno, Shoreline

Jan. 20: Spearfish (39) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Jan. 20: Ono (18) Dan Liety, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 21: AHi (80) Randy Major, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 21: Mahimahi (25) Jeff Rupp, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Jan. 21: Ono (20) Kim Rupp, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Jan. 21: Blue marlin (75.5) Rickey Head, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Reel Class

Jan. 21: Ahi (128.5) Russell Peterson, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Jan. 21: Striped marlin (35) Tim Murray, capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 22: Spearfish (17.5) Unknown, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue

Jan. 22: Spearfish (38.5) Melissa Lendemoen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 22: Ahi (76.5) Mike Lindemoen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 22: Striped marlin (40/40) Bill Duceal, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Jan. 23: Spearfish (35/40) Mike/Jo Zeller, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

Jan. 23: Ahi (128) Mark Wegner, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 23: Mahimahi (36.5) Mark Wegner, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Jan. 24: Striped marlin (84) John Tudoy, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 24: Striped marlin (40) Michelle Bunkey, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 24: Mahimahi (six fish 10 to 30 pounds) Jeff Rusow, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Jan. 25: Sailfish (105.5) Peter Blake, Capt. Peter Blake, TLC 2

Jan. 25: Mahimahi (25) Peter Blake, Capt. Peter Blake, TLC 2

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (71) Bruce Kall, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (69) Daniel Miranda, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 25: Striped marlin (97) Bubba Mockchew, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 25: Spearfish (20) Mike Paravano, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 25: Striped marllin (21) Devin Petras, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky