Updated 

Big Fish List | 3-25-14


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: 805, Michael Grehan, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii. March 9.

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 18: Blue marlin (508.5) Jim Corbett, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

TAG AND RELEASE

March 17: Blue marlin (650) Lisa Payne, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 17: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

March 17: Blue marlin (300) Daniel Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

March 17: Blue marlin (150) Alice Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

March 18: Blue marlin (650) Nick Rupert, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

March 18: Blue marlin (500) Russ Bennetto, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 19: Blue marlin (175) Marlin Benedict, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 19: Blue marlin (250) Jason Miller, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

March 19: Blue marlin (400) Herb Jensen, Capt. John WIlson, Lawai’a

March 19: Blue marlin (325) Jack Borts, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

March 21: Blue marlin (500) Brette Clarke, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

March 22: Blue marlin (350) Gabriel Mitchel, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

NOTABLE CATCHES

March 16: Ono (17/28) Jaimie Rao, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 16: Mahimahi (31) Rohit Rads, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 17: Spearfish (25) Alastar Wood, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

March 17: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

March 17: Blue marlin (100/150) Alice/Daniel Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

March 17: Mahimahi (20) Pete Shumway, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 17: Sailfish (66) Brad Kepo’o, Speared

March 17: Ahi (115) Rene Simard, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

March 17: Ono (20/20/35) Unknown, Capt. Fran O’Brien, Freedom

March 17: Blue marlin (344) Kalei Villacorde, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

March 17: Ahi (144) Shibata, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

March 17: Blue marlin (313) Tod Bartell, Capt. Mark Bartell, Spearfish

March 18: Thresher shark (440) Tian Hannah, Capt. Kenny LLanes, Vixen

Marhc 18: Blue marlin (173.5) Tim Rodriquez, Capt. Matthew Bolton, Kahele

March 18: Blue marlin (239) Kirby Granger, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hana Mana

March 18: Spearfish (35) Tim Ney, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic

March 18: Ono (5 fish 25 to 40 pounds) Reynolds, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

March 19: Striped marlin (65) Brad Pennetto, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 19: Mahimahi (30) Herb Jensen, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a

March 20: Ahi (108) Doug Sanders, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

March 20: Blue marlin (190.5) Wayne Renkamp, Capt. Jeff Heintz, LInda Sue III

March 20: Spearfish (33) Dana Romans, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

March 20: Black marlin (150) Elpida Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

March 20: Ahi (164) Robert Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

March 20: Striped marlin (48) Ryan Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

March 21: Blue marlin (247.5) Jesse Gee, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

March 21: Spearfish (42) Chad Davis, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

March 21: Blue marlin (279.5) Doris Moon, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class

March 21: Ono (34) Karen Rogers, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class

March 21: Ono (53) David Borges, Capt. David Borges, The He’e

March 21: Ahi (102.5/151) Ann/Dale Kadrmas, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 21: Ono (f5 fish 18 to 30 pounds) Johnathon Family, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 22: Ulua (38) Nelson Llanes, Shoreline

March 22: Ono (30/35) Dimarco Mireles, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 22: Ono (20/25/30) Rudy/ Jim, Cap. David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

March 22: Ahi (110/152.5/176) Mark Eslit, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika