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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: 615, Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy Jr., Salty Dog. Jan. 2.

Black marlin: vacant

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

Bigeye tuna: 69, Mark Barville, Jan 2.

Striped marlin: vacant

Spearfish: 44, Derek Odland, Capt. Sam Choy, Marlin Grando. Jan 3.

Sailfish: vacant

Mahimahi: vacant

Ono: vacant

Kaku (barracuda): vacant

Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

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

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Kawakawa: vacant

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

Jan. 2: Blue marlin (615) Lukas Folk, Capt. Sam Choy Jr., Salty Dog

TAG AND RELEASE

Dec. 29: Spearfish (35) Benjamin Marqueda, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 29: Spearfish (30) Dan Fowler, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Dec. 30: Spearfish (40) Nick Alekowski, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Dec. 31: Blue Marlin (100) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Dec. 31: Spearfish (three fish at 30 pounds) Unkown, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Jan. 2: Striped marlin (50) Matthew Lowe, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 2: Spearfish (25) Kevin Luttrell, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Jan. 2: Spearfish (three fish at 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

Jan. 3: Blue Marlin (100) Matthew Radostovets, Capt. Mark Schubert, Miss Mojo

Jan. 3: Striped marlin (75) Viktor Radostovets, Capt. Mark Schubert, Miss Mojo

Jan. 3: Spearfish (25) Radostovets, Capt. Mark Schubert, Miss Mojo

Jan. 4: Spearfish (40) Heather Martin, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

Jan. 4: Spearfish (40) Brian Grable, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

NOTABLE CATCHES

Dec. 29: Ahi (102.5) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Dec. 29: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Dec. 29: Spearfish (35) Benjamin Marqueda, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Dec. 29: Striped marlin (82) Drew Fowler, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Dec. 29: Ahi (165) Ray Diaz, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Dec. 29: Ahi (185.5) Stanley Cross, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Dec. 29: Spearfish (28) Nick Cornea, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Dec. 30: Blue marlin (288.5) Stuart Kitayama, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Dec. 30: Spearfish (50) Makena Galimba, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Dec. 30: Spearfish (30/30) Mark Heintz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Dec. 30: Spearfish (25) Ben Tanasiuk, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Dec. 30: Spearfish (30/45) Unknown, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Dec. 31: Ahi (71) Rich Mahnke, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Dec. 31: Spearfish (34) Zachary Phillips, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

Jan. 1: Spearfish (35) Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Jan. 1: Ahi (152) Solomon Endlich, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Jan. 1: Blue marlin (96.5) Jada Van Mols, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

Jan. 1: Blue marlin (90) Dan Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

Jan. 1: Ahi (137) Unknown, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Jan. 1: Blue marlin (83) Ron Miller, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

Jan. 1: Blue marlin (257) Tony Bender, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Jan. 1: Striped marlin (95) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Jan. 1: Blue marlin (149.5) Jenny Anastos, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 1: Aku (20) Pono Thronas, Capt. Bill Jardine, Kakalina

Jan. 2: Spearfish (45) Camille Ledlond, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 2: Spearfish (30) Lorne Balaski, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 2: Spearfish (35) Jon Fraschetti, Capt. Ernie Clayton, Hana Hou II

Jan. 2: Ahi (135) Unkown, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

Jan. 3: Spearfish (44) Derek Odland, Capt. Sam Choy, Marlin Grando

Jan. 3: Spearfish (30) Mitch Green, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Jan. 3: Spearfish (30) Ryan Neany, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Jan. 4: Ono (20) Deidra Gilligan, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Jan. 4: Ahi (150/107/102.5/190.5) Scott Scovira, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika