Big Fish List | 2-4-14


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: 97.5, Richard Greger, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai. Jan 31

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: 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): 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

None this week

Tag and release

Jan. 26: Striped marlin (30) Jen Rice, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 26: Striped marlin (15) David Tubbs, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Jan. 28: Striped marlin (25) Rick Anderson, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 29: Striped marlin (40) Unknown, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Jan. 29: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Jan. 29: Spearfish (35) Steve Petras, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 30: Spearfish (35) Bill Hanson, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 30: Spearfish (30) Steve Krause, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Jan. 30: Striped marlin (50/75) Natalie/Kristina Domanski, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 31: Spearfish (20) Lukas Zifcak, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 1: Blue marlin (125) Bill Burns, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Hooked Up

Notable catches

Jan. 26: Ahi (75) Manny Billegas, Capt. Kristin Echelbarger, Baby Blue

Jan. 26: Striped marlin (76) Roger Malcome, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Jan. 26: Spearfish (28.5) Mathieu Williams, Capt. David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

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

Jan. 28: Striped marlin (34) James McGovern, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Jan. 28: Spearfish (30) Norm Moe, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 28: Spearfish (20) Steve Hetland, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 29: Aku (18) Francis Chatain, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Jan. 29: Ahi (118.5/122) Zack Caslte/Jacob Cramer, Capt. Lance Sundquist, Limitless

Jan. 29: Spearfish (30/35) Mike McGinty, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 30: Ahi (134) Nigel Guest, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Jan. 30: Ahi (120.5) Ian Kuramoto, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Jan. 30: Ahi (160) Steve Krause, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Jan. 30: Blue marlin (294.5) Ron Adams, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Reel Class

Jan. 30: Blue marlin (268) Mike McGinty, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Jan. 31: Striped marlin (97.5) Richard Greger, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai

Jan. 31: Spearfish (35) John Coppick, Capt. Carl Sheard, Camelot

Feb. 1: Blue marlin (480) Renee Simpson, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

Feb. 1: Ahi (148) Michael Kennedy, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 1: Mahimahi (17) Linda WIlson, Capt. Chuck WIlson, Fire Hatt

Feb. 1: Mahimahi (27.5) Bill Burns, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Hooked Up