Updated 

Big Fish List | 4-1-14


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: 1,211, Robert Steffens, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit. March 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 24: Blue marlin (583.5) Mitchel Robertson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

March 27: Blue marlin (1,211) Robert Steffens, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit

TAG AND RELEASE

March 24: Blue marlin (150) Marty Meisler, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 24: Blue marlin (625) Jody Robertson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

March 24: Blue marlin (225) Trish Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

March 25: Blue marlin (500) Brian Biggs, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

March 26: Blue marlin (200) Oliver Richards, Capt. Scott Fuller, Jr’s Hooker

March 26: Blue marlin (550) Unknown, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

March 27: Blue marlin (700) Leann Ring, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

March 27: Blue marlin (250) Unknown, Capt. Sam Choy Jr., Salty Dog

March 27: Striped marlin (30) Unknown, Capt. Sam Choy Jr. Salty Dog

March 28: Blue marlin (175) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

March 28: Blue marlin (400) Mark Johnson, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

March 29: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

NOTABLE CATCHES

March 23: Blue marlin (484.5) Sione Moniati, Capt. Jonah Marks, Kai Holo Pono

March 23: Blue marlin (272.5) Mike Furrer, Capt. Joe Page, Pekekini

March 23: Ahi (177) Ekolu Jensen, Ke Alaka’i

March 23: Thresher Shark (454) Zonk Dancevic, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

March 23: Ono (20 and 25) Pat Charterson, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 23: Black marlin (104) Rob Wong-Yuen, Kayak

March 24: Blue marlin (228) Doris Moon, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class

March 24: Ono (25 and 35) Luke Owens/Leilani Saena, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 24: Blue marlin (462) Steven Ray, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

March 24: Ono (25 and 35) Manny Ramirez/Daryl Strawberry, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 25: Blue marlin (277.5) Mary James, ahi (129) Thad Murata, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

March 25: Ahi (122) Jim Pollack, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

March 25: Ahi (197) Cecil Chaney, Sammy’s Dad, Capt. Billy Ross, Malia Anne

March 25: Ono (41.5) Robert Brown, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 26: Blue marlin (490.5), mahimahi (36) Matt Stacy, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 26: Ono (20, 30 and 45) Unknown, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

March 27: Thresher shark (400) Reza Mohammed, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

March 27: Mahimahi (10 fish to 35 pounds) Knight Family, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

March 27: Bigeye tuna (65) Chuck Cook, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

March 28: Ono (25) Daemon Knight, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

March 28: Ono (25), mahimahi (25) Carlos Ortega, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 28: Ahi (147.5) Jennifer Allain, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

March 28: Ono (35) Scott Charterski, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry PIt II

March 29: Ahi (112 and 142) Matt Allain, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

March 29: Ahi (150) Craig Chambers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 29: Spearfish (40) Darren Hagman, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

March 29: Ulua (98) Brad Kepoo, Speared