Big Fish List | 2-18-14


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 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: 100, Dave Whitehead, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions, Feb. 8

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

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

Mahimahi: 47, Doug Olson, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila. Jan. 26

Ono: 75, Keith Olson, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen. Feb 13.

Kaku (barracuda): 21, Sarah Murphy, Lena Kai, Feb. 6

Kahala (amberjack): vacant

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

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 12, Glen Nakata, Shoreline, Feb. 8

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): 16, Shawn Zenor, kayak. Jan. 9

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

Marlin weighing 500 pounds or more

Feb. 12: Blue marlin (554) Dave Jensen/Canadian Dean, Capt. Bill Murtagh, Nainoa

Feb. 14: Blue marlin (522) Jeff Tregoning, Capt. Bill Murtagh, Nainoa

Tag and release

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (40) George Foster, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (50) Eric Everett, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Feb. 9: Blue marlin (400) John Wellman, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (45) Dale Dogra, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (30/30) Brett Tessier, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (35) Jose Ortiz, Capt. Sam Choy, Foxy Lady

Feb. 9: Blue marlin (100) Jose Ortiz, Capt. Sam Choy, Foxy Lady

Feb. 10: Blue marlin (350) Brett Tessier, Capt.Russ Nitta, Lepika

Feb. 11: Blue marlin (65) Mark Robertson, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 11: Spearfish (25) Mark Robertston, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 11: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Feb. 11: Striped marlin (30) Robert Winslow, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic

Feb. 11: Striped marlin (35/40) Mark Friedman, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Feb. 12: Striped marlin (25) Matthew Locklair, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Feb. 12: Striped marlin (30/40/60) Larry Heints, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Feb. 13: Blue marlin (100/150) James Clarke, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Feb. 13: Striped marlin (50) James Clarke, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Feb. 13: Striped marlin (50) Unknown, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

Feb. 13: Blue marlin (60) Larry Heints, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Feb. 13: Striped marlin (40/50) Larry Heints, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (50) Tammy Glasburner, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (30) Roger Johnson, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 14: Blue marlin (500) Eileen, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (50) Al Waterman, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Feb. 15: Striped marlin (50) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

Feb. 15: Striped marlin (60/60) Gary Sheehan, Capt. Gary Sheehan, Hei Mana II

Notable catches

Feb. 9: Spearfish (30) Eric Everett, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Feb. 9: Blue marlin (414.5) Angela/Bert Bennin, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (25/35) Dave Whitehead, Capt Tim Hicks, Illusions

Feb. 9: Ahi (165) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Feb. 9: Striped marlin (30/40/50) Paul/Patty Dever, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Feb. 9: Spearfish (30) Ben Ward, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Feb. 10: Blue marlin (353) Hisashi Sakata, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Feb. 10: Spearfish (36.5) George Ruiz, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

Feb. 11: Ono (57.5) Mitesh Patel, Capt. Fumi Murasaki, Trixy

Feb. 11: Mahimahi (38) Lee Paulson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 11: Striped marlin (30/50) Tanner Jewel, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Feb. 11: Striped marlin (35) Robert Winslow, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic

Feb. 11: Spearfish (32.5) Kelly Meadows, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Feb. 12: Separfish (37) Lee Paulson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 12 : Striped marlin (30) Steve Settle, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Feb. 12: Blue marlin (140.5) Toby McKain, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Feb. 13: Striped marlin (96.5) Michael Cox, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Feb. 13: Ono (75) Keith Olson, capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (80.5) Lee Paulson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 14: Spearfish (25) Chris Pettersen, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 14: Spearfish (30) Pamela Mufly, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (50) Pamela Mufly, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 14: SeaBass (18.5) Mark Barville, Capt. Mark Barville, ‘Au Kele

Feb. 14: Striped marlin (40) Maylen Johnson, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 14: Mahimahi (30) Roger Johnson, Capt .Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 15: Ahi (131) Nick Posey, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Feb. 15: Ono (28.5) Jeremy, Reiter, Capt. Brian Phillips, Addiction

Feb. 15: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Feb. 15: Striped marlin (40) Unknown, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

Feb. 15: Striped marlin (81) Jaisy Jardine, Capt. Bill Jardine, Kakalina