Updated 

Big Fish List | 3-18-14


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 9: Blue marlin (805) Michael Grehan, Capt. James Dean. Blue Hawaii

March 13: Blue marlin (589) Bob Carroll, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Tag and release

March 9: Blue marlin (450) Unknown, Capt. Bill Crawford, Kona Blue

March 9: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Bill Crawford, Kona Blue

March 9: Blue marlin (450) Larry Angelotti, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

March 10: Striped marlin (70) Bob Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 10: Spearfish (30) Sally Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 10: Striped marlin (30) Larry Lundeen, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 11: Striped marlin (30/45) Sean/Randy Gertzen, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 11: Striped marlin (40) Chuck Rice, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

March 11: Blue marlin (75) Loren Wilcox, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

March 11: Blue marlin (250) Bob Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 11: Striped marlin (60) Richard Hord, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 11: Spearfish (25) Richard Hord, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 12: Striped marlin (40) Mara Singer, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 12: Blue marlin (375) Mara Singer, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 12: Blue marlin (300) Denis Frost, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 12: Blue marlin (300) Harlna Hill, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

March 12: Blue marlin (250) Ryan McCord, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

March 12: Blue marlin (300) Mark Lawrence, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

March 12: Striped marlin (40) Unknown, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

March 13: Blue marlin (300) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

March 13: Blue marlin (400) Bob Carroll, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

March 13: Blue marlin (150) Cash Ray, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

March 14: Blue marlin (175) Nicole Wright, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

March 14: Blue marlin (350) Mike Corich, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 14: Blue marlin (325/370) Unknown, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

March 15: Blue marlin (400) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Notable catches

March 9: Striped marlin (45.5) Elena Nizovtseva, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

March 9: Ahi (128) Clint Smith, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 9: Ahi (115) Gary Pandachuck, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 9: Ahi (115) Clint/Lane Smith, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 10: Ono (24) Jack Keenan, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 10: Ahi (111.5) Gordon Robinson, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 10: Ono (20) Larry Lundeen, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 11: Bigeye (54) Sean Groundwater, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 11: Blue marlin (136) Dennis Lambertz, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 11: Spearfish (37) Bill Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

March 11: Ono (25) Simon Jones, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

March 11: Striped marlin (37) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

March 12: Spearfish (30) Denis Frost, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 12: Spearfish (40) Jeffery O’Brian, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

March 13: Blue marlin (311) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

March 13: Striped marlin (50) Don Calber, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 13: Spearfish (30) Rudy Wankow, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

March 13: Striped marlin (35) Rudy Wankow, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

March 13: Mahimahi (45) Rudy Wankow, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

March 14: Blue marlin (209.5) Alex Haukom, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

March 14: Spearfish (28) Hope Haukom, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

March 14: Spearfish (25) Trent Wright, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

March 14: Mahimahi (22) Nancy Zortorski, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 14: Spearfish (25) Sally Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 14: Ahi (115.5) Kevin Brown, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

March 15: Spearfish (35) Gene Alexander, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

March 15: Ono (20/25/28) Damien Delzer, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 15: Mahimahi (30) Austin Glimpse, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 15: Mahimahi (40) Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious