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Big Fish List | 3-4-14


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 2013 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

Feb. 26: Blue marlin (688.5) Ted Myers, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

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

Feb. 28: Blue marlin (594.5) Lou Groebner, Capt. Rocky Gauron, Hooked UP

TAG AND RELEASE

Feb. 23: Blue marlin (300) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 23: Striped marlin (40/50) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 24: Blue marlin (350) Pete DeLuca, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 24: Striped marlin (75) Mario DeLuca, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makan Lani

Feb. 25: Blue marlin (250) Roger Oergel, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

Feb. 25: Striped marlin (35) Jody Miller, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Feb. 25: Spearfish (40/40) Gary Miller, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

Feb. 26: Striped marlin (50) Don Strickland, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Feb. 27: Spearfish (30) Gabe Winkler, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 27: Blue marlin (300) Shaun Lebaron, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 28: Blue marlin (270) Ruthie Evan, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

March 1: Striped marlin (40) Kristy Blough, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 1: Striped marlin (30) Doyle King, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

NOTABLE CATCHES

Feb. 23: Striped marlin (50) Smith, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

Feb. 23: Spearfish (37) Steve Berger, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 23: Spearfish (30) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 23: Striped marlin (50) Jimmy Jewell, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

Feb. 24: Spearfish (40) Mark Recel, Capt. Chuck WIlson, Fire Hatt

Feb. 25: Ahi (140) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Feb. 25: Ahi (110) Arnold Shope, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Feb. 26: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

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

Feb. 26: Striped marlin (87) Dave Hembroff, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Feb. 27: Spearfish (25) Phillip Foster, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Feb. 27: Spearfish (30) Ken Warnick, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Feb. 27: Spearfish (46) Sheldon Willis, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 27: Spearfish (35) Mike Grabseth, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

Feb. 28: Bigeye (242) Charlie Martin, Capt. Charlie Martin, Coral

Feb. 28: Aku (28) Betsy Wheller, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

Feb. 28: Spearfish (41) Rob Emerson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Feb. 28: Ahi (137) Sam Marasco, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hana Mana

March 1: Striped marlin (50) Mary Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier