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 (rizzuto@aloha.net).

Blue marlin: 1,058, Salil Kharat, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt. March 25.

Black marlin: 678.5, Chris Whitmer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III. Aug. 19.

Ahi: 258.5, Johnny and Radon Miles. July 2.

Bigeye tuna: 237.5, Peter Davey, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance. Dec. 10.

Striped marlin: 117.5, Ian Medeiros, Sean Kelly, Caristina. April 4.

Spearfish: 62.5, Peter Blake, TLC II. March 6.

Sailfish: 94, Andy Cho, Kayak, July 9.

Mahimahi: 46.5, Yohan Khosraw, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike. Aug. 23.

Ono: 76, Greg Low, Laakea, April 7.

Kaku (barracuda): 25, John Heinbokel, from shore, Aug. 16.

Kahala (amberjack): 150, Matthew Thayer, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender. Nov. 27.

Ulua (giant trevally): 74, Richard Kaiawe, from shore. June 8.

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 15.5, Kai Hoover, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit. May 7.

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 21.5, Holly McElroy, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II. Sept. 12.

Broadbill swordfish: 40, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy, Salty Dog, March 12.

Ahipalaha (albacore): 79 (tombo), Robert Melnick, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen. Aug. 23.

Kawakawa: 13.5, Dave Wassel, Asa Suguitan, Crazy Ann, Nov. 12.

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 12.5, Danialle Moyal, Adam Hodgson, Lil Hooker, April 10.

Opakapaka (pink snapper): 13.5, Wesley Mattos, Mana Maru, April 10.

Onaga (ulaula koaie): 23.5, Bob and Conor McDonough, Oct. 18.

Uku (gray snapper): 34.5, Dylan Lucas, from kayak, Aug. 18.

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

TAG AND RELEASE

Dec. 22: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

Dec. 23: Spearfish (30/35/40) John Blanos/Paul Dolinoy, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Dec. 23: Spearfish (45) Unknown, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

Dec. 23: Blue Marlin (300) Don McKaba, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 23: Spearfish (25) Mary McKaba, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 23: Spearfish (28/30) Conrad/Erica Scheffler, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Dec. 23: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Carl Shepard, Camelot

Dec. 24: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Dec. 24: Blue Marlin (80) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Dec. 24: Striped Marlin (50) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Dec. 24: Blue Marlin (650) Amy-Lauren LumWon, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 26: Spearfish (30) John Smith, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

Dec. 26: Spearfish (30) Dick Zuzakula, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Dec. 26: Spearfish (35) Unkown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 26: Striped Marlin (40) Josh Lambert, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Dec. 26: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Dec. 27: Blue Marlin (300) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 27: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 27: Blue Marlin (30) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 27: Striped Marlin (20) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 27: Spearfish (25) Alyssa Schaefer, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Dec. 27: Spearfish (4pcs 30-35#) Unknown, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Dec. 27: Striped Marlin (60) Unkown, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

NOTABLE CATCHES

Dec. 22: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Dec. 23: Ahi (120) Robin Lindala, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Dec. 23: Spearfish (36.5) Remi Cormier, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Dec. 23: Spearfish (35) Alex Killops, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Dec. 23: Spearfish (36.5) Evan Gart, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Dec. 23: Striped Marlin (65) Bob Lindeman, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit

Dec. 23: Spearfish (32/42) Bob Lindeman, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit

Dec. 23: Spearfish (35/40) Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Dec. 23: Mahi Mahi (30/35) Courtney/Don Jr. McKaba, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 23: Spearfish (25/30) Unknown, Capt. Carl Shepard, Camelot

Dec. 23: Spearfish (35) Shawn Davies, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Dec. 23: Spearfish (30) Eric Jacobson, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Dec. 23: Ahi (153) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Dec. 24: Spearfish (42) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Dec. 24: Spearfish (45) Aya Koizumi, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Dec. 24: Spearfish (40/40) Bobby Heinsohn, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Dec. 24: Spearfish (26.5) Andrew Cole, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Dec. 24: Ahi (116) Glen Curry, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Lady Dee

Dec. 24: Spearfish (31.5) Glen Curry, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Lady Dee

Dec. 24: Spearfish (30/35) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Dec. 24: Striped Marlin (35) Corey LumWon, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 24: Spearfish (45) Amy-Lauren LumWon, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 26: Spearfish (30) Taylor Dahley, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

Dec. 26: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Lady Dee

Dec. 26: Striped Marlin (92.5) Steven Lea, Cpat. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Dec. 26: Ahi (150) Gunnar O’Farrell, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Dec. 26: Spearfish (20) Unknown, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Dec. 26: Spearfish (35) John Dixon, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Dec. 26: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Dec. 26: Spearfish (40/45) Unknown, Cpat. Trevor Child, High Noon

Dec. 26: Ahi (110/129/132) Allen Reeves, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Dec. 27: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 27: Mahi Mahi (34) Roger Klein, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Dec. 28: Spearfish (42) Heather Braithwaite, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Dec. 28: Spearfish (37.5) Grant Padmos, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II