Big Fish List | 3-11-14


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 2014 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an email (rizzuto@aloha.net).

Blue marlin: 787, Dick Davis and Mannie Green, Capt. Lance Gelman, Spearfish. Feb. 27.

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: 49.5, Gwen Stutheit, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit. Feb. 26

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

Aku (skipjack tuna): 28, Betsy Wheeler, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I. Feb. 28

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): 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

March 5: Blue marlin (573) unknown. Capt Pat Erwin, Bite Me 4

Tag and release

March 3: Striped marlin (40/50/60) Scofield Family, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 3: Spearfish (20) Michael Brandon, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

March 4: Blue marlin (450) Bret Campbell. Capt Jeff Watson. Bite Me 3

March 4: Striped marlin (25) Tracy Burnz, Capt. Sam Choy, Game Plan

March 5: Blue marlin (125) John Reece, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

March 6: Striped marlin (50) Chris Karabinutts, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

March 6: Blue marlin (350) Megan Ledger, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

March 6: Blue marlin (550) Matt Jugovion, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

March 6: Blue marlin (375) Wayne Tupling, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

March 7: Striped marlin (50/50) Bob/Sally Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 7: Striped marlin (30) Unknown, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

March 7: Blue marlin (250) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

March 7: Spearfish (20) Curtis Cooper, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

March 8: Striped marlin (80) Tim Rupli, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 8: Spearfish (25) Cole Roper, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Notable catches

March 4: Mahimahi (19) John Mansville Group, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

March 4: Mahimahi (10 fish 11 to 16 pounds) John and Nancy, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 5: Mahimahi (25 fish 12 to 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

March 5: Striped marlin (45) Paul Blavin, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 6: Striped marlin (46.5) Stephanie Jugovich, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Monkey Biz II

March 6: Striped marlin (65) Ron Ross, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 6: Ahi (116.5/133.5) Dave Denton, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 6: Spearfish (38.5) Denise Denton, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 7: Ono (46) Richelle LeMay, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

March 7: Ahi (102.5) Sally Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 7: Mahimahi (26) Unknown, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

March 7: Ahi (127.5) Tara Marrs, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 8: Mahimahi (26) Robbie Brown, Capt. Larry Peardon, El Jobean

March 8: Blue marlin (153) Ryan Ball, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Vixen

March 8: Ono (26/28/40.5/47) Jay Meek, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

March 8: Ahi (133./147.5) Tim Rupli, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 8: Striped marlin (50) Shiono, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun