Updated 

Big Fish List | 2-25-14


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).

Roundup> Blue marlin: 752, Sean Jensen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky. Jan. 18

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

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

Roundup> Bigeye tuna: 108, Matthew Bolton, Kehele. Jan 16.

Roundup> Striped marlin: 100, Dave Whitehead, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions, Feb. 8

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

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

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

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

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

Roundup> Kahala (amberjack): vacant

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

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

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

Roundup> Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Roundup> Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

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

Roundup> Kamanu (rainbow runner): 16, Shawn Zenor, kayak. Jan. 9

Roundup> Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Roundup> Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant

Roundup> Uku (gray snapper): vacant

c Oio (bonefish): 10, Brandon Lopes, Shoreline, Feb. 16

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

Roundup> Feb. 22: Blue marlin (598.5) Bill Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Tag and release

Roundup>Feb. 16: Striped marlin (50) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Marlin Grando

Roundup>Feb. 18: Striped marlin (40) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Roundup>Feb. 18: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Roundup>Feb. 20: Striped marlin (65) John Runnke, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 20: Striped marlin (30) Carol Williams, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 20: Spearfish (25) Jim Williams, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Roundup>Feb. 20: Blue marlin (350) Marcel Laflamme, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic

Roundup>Feb. 20: Striped marlin (50/70) Denis/Pete Snyder, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Roundup>Feb. 21: Striped marlin (30) Joe Root, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 21: Striped marlin (50/60/70) Koman Busat, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 21: Striped marlin (75/80) Koman Busat, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (20) Koman Busat, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Notable catches

Roundup>Feb. 16: Ahi (96.5) Chaz/Keith Kerling, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Roundup>Feb. 16: Oio 10) Brandon Lopes, Shoreline

Roundup>Feb. 16: Spearfish (40) Bruce Barnes, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Roundup>Feb. 17: Striped marlin (33) Bill Heard, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 17: Spearfish (36) Carl Konblock, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Feb. 18: Aku (22) Jeff Jester, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Lehuananai

Roundup>Feb. 18: Mahimahi (20) Marty Mufley, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Roundup>Feb. 18: Separfish (25) Jimmy Jewel, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Roundup>Feb. 18: Striped marlin (40) Dan Anderson, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Roundup>Feb. 19: Blue marlin (96) Scott Rector, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Roundup>Feb. 19: Spearfish (34) Katie Daley, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Feb. 19: Striped marlin (40) Spencer Miller, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Roundup>Feb. 19: Ono (20) Gary Malecha, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Roundup>Feb. 19: Mahimahi (26.5) Shawna Haynes, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, Kalalawai

Roundup>Feb. 20: Mahimahi (26) Syl Muckerhude, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Roundup>Feb. 20: Blue marlin (323) Carry Maio, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>Feb. 20: Spearfish (43.5) Daniel Masi, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Roundup>Feb. 20: Blue marlin (154.5) Kurt Lund, Capt. Mike Christopher, Miss Ruby

Roundup>Feb. 21: Spearfish (21) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

Roundup>Feb. 21: Striped marlin (40) Mel Rogers, Capt.Robert Hudson, Camelot

Roundup>Feb. 21: Ono (18) Unknown, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue

Roundup>Feb. 22: Blue marlin(213.5) Kaehu Kuahuia, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Roundup>Feb. 22: Mahimahi (15) KD Roland, Cpat. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Roundup>Feb. 22: Ono (51) Koele, Capt. Ben Salmo, Kaila

Roundup>Feb. 22: Spearfish (30) Craig Mabers, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Roundup>Feb. 22: Spearfish (38) Larry Peardon, Bomboy Llanes, Lana KIla