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Big Fish List | 5-6-14

May 6, 2014 - 12:05am

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: 212, Devin Hallingstad, kayak, April 26

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 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 weighed


April 27: Blue marlin (550) Toby Procter, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

April 27: Blue marlin (250) Chris Bays, Raven

April 29: Spearfish (45) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

May 1: Blue marlin (350) Steve Snow, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

May 3: Spearfish (40) Monty Brown, Larry Peardon, El Jobean


April 27: Striped marlin (40 and 40) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

April 27: Black marlin (212) Devin Hallingstad, Kayak

April 27: Spearfish (40) Brad Procter, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

April 27: Ahi (129.5) Rick Frey, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

April 28: Blue marlin (84.5) Daryl Bassett, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

April 28: Ono (20 and 25) Unknown, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

April 29: Spearfish (40) Terry Schoft, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

April 30: Mahimahi (20.5) Jennifer Harrell, Capt. Mat Bowen, Northern LIghts

April 30: Mahimahi (4 fish to 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando

April 30: Spearfish (25), ono (15, 15, and 20) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

April 30: Mahimahi (24 fish to 30 pounds), ono (18, 21, and 22) Rob Hanks, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 30: Ono (16, 18, and 45.5) John Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

May 1: Ono (25) Travis Reid, Capt. Bradley Demasco, Marlin Grando

May 1: Ono (22) Jesse Oliver, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

May 1: Ono (50) Larry Point, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

May 2: Ono (22) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

May 2: Ono (15 and 20) Unknown, Capt. Chris Kam, Illusions

May 2: Ono (42.5) Unknown, Capt. Sam Choy, Marlin Grando

May 2: Ono (37) David Prager, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

May 3: Thresher Shark (547) Jack Leverone, Capt. Mitch Lattof, Salty Dog

May 3: Ono (15 and 20) Lisa and Peter Bionogi, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

May 3: Ono (15, 18, 30.5) Pomaikai Nahuina, David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

May 3: Ahi (148.5) John Sakai, Paul Cantor, SIlver Star

May 3: Blue marlin (410.5) Alexander Silva, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

May 3: Blue marlin (103) Monty Brown, Larry Peardon, El Jobean