Updated 

Big Fish List | 4-29-14


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: 220.5, Brett Lockard, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights, April 9

Bigeye tuna: 108, Matthew Bolton, Kehele, Jan 16

Striped marlin: 114.5, John Dieckman, Capt. Tobin Hudgins, Silky, April 16

Spearfish: 49.5, Gwen Stutheit, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit, Feb. 26; and 50, Jack Samson, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit, April 20

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 (tie). Mitchell Izuno, Shoreline, Jan. 19, and Michael Ragas, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai, April 18.

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 14.6, Bruce Lentz, Shoreline, April 16.

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

April 23: Blue marlin (909) Scott Nichols, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

April 26: Blue marlin (563) Hank Rolfs, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

TAG AND RELEASE

April 20: Blue marlin (550) Dick Russell, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

April 21: Blue marlin (350) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

April 22: Blue marlin (375) Henrich Dejongh, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 23: Blue marlin (300) Brad Rieland, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

April 24: Blue marlin (400) Gesia Stavlewski, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 24: Blue marlin (180) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

April 24: Blue marlin (400) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

April 25: Spearfish (30) Shane Walker, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 25: Spearfish (40) Ron Witt, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 26: Spearfish (15) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

NOTABLE CATCHES

April 20: Spearfish (35) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herre, Raptor

April 21: Ahi (160) Jon Boucher, Capt. Billy Ross, Malia Anne

April 21: Ahi (122.5) Craig Hanson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

April 21: Ahi (160.5) Hank Rolfs, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 21: Ahi (150) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

April 22: Ulua (67.5) Ikaika Simpliciano, ulua (62.5) Barron Kepoo, aha (10.5) Barron Kepoo, all speared

April 23: Mahimahi (25 and 25) Bill Williams, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 23: Ahi (88.5 and 90) Dave and Ben Ebenhoe, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

April 24: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern LIghts

April 24: Mahimahi (5 fish to 26 pounds) Scott Sager, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

April 26: Ono (20 and 20) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 26: Ono (25) Scott Sterns, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 26: Mahimahi (25, 35 and 40) Lon Levitt, Mike Levitt and Ken Millard, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape