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Big Fish List | 4-8-14

April 8, 2014 - 8:38am

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 (

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 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.


Marlin weighing 500 pounds or more

None this week


March 30: Blue marlin (450) Vince Malarbi, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

March 30: Blue marlin (700) David Borgess, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

March 30: Blue marlin (250) Joe Jaggers, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

March 31: Blue marlin (550) Steve Millham, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

April 4: Striped marlin (50) Tim Wersper, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 5: Blue marlin (325) Roger Carroll, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot


March 31: Ahi (93 and 113.5) Gina Guglielmelli, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

March 31: Black marlin (136.5) Andy Cho, Kayak

March 31: Ono (20, 22 and 25) Aggergaard Family, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 1: Ono (25 and 25) Bill Williamson, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 1: Ono (55) Unknown, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

April 1: Walu (62) Mary Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

April 2: Blue marlin (184.5) Peter Opsal, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

April 3: Mahimahi (20 and 30) Gary Andrews, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

April 3: Black marlin (155) Rob Wong Yuen, Kayak

April 3: Blue marlin (322.5) Tiffany Thompson, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

April 4: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Lady Dee

April 4: Striped marlin (40) Toni Wersper, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 4: Mahimahi (28) Tim Wersper, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 4: Bigeye tuna (90) Unknown, Capt. Ryan Lutes, Tropical Sun

April 4: Striped marlin (50) April Johnston, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 4: Mahimahi (25 and 25) Mark Johnston, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 5: Blue marlin (327) Paulette Pama, Capt. Steve Fassbender, Teresa

April 5: Ono (25 and 30) Jake Schmidt, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 5: Ono (30) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 5: Blue marlin (282.5) Kimbo, Capt. Daniel Schneider, Kona Buzz

April 5: Ulua (74) Daniel Royce, Speared

April 5: Ono (25 and 30) Sevatini Family, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 5: Ono (27.5) Teresa Thomas, Capt. Jim Thomas, Freedom

April 5: Ahi (103, 118, 110.5, and 151.5) Kevin Oshikawa, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

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