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Big Fish List | 6-17-14


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: 212, Devin Hallingstad, Kayak, April 27

Ahi: 227.5, Kim Gardner, Capt. Ruben Rubio, Vixen, May 15

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): 51, Kevin Shiraki, Grady-White, May 6

Kahala (amberjack): 56, Ryan Cintick, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai, May 16

Ulua (giant trevally): 100.5, 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

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 28, Betsy Wheeller, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I, Feb. 28

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): 36, Duncan Severance, Capt. Robert Beach, Reel Screamer, May 30

Kawakawa: 21, Mark Andrews, Donna Mae, Jan. 10

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 28.5, Lokahi and Kalani Aipia, Small Kine, May 22 Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Onaga (ulaula koaie): 16.5, Heather Masunaga and Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender, May 4

Uku (gray snapper): 31, Victor Haanio, kayak, May 6

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

June 12: Blue marlin (557) Tim Dean, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

TAG AND RELEASE

June 6: Blue marlin (250) Scott Ebarra, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 7: Blue marlin (150) Cherise Dane, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 7: Blue marlin (180) Lea Dane, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 8: Blue marlin (175 and 175) Gary Hunzinker, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

June 8: Blue marlin (150) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 8: Blue marlin (180 and 300) Brenda/John Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 8: Blue marlin (375) Jack Duvall, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 9: Blue marlin (150 and 150) Jose Jacquez, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue June 9: Blue marlin (180) Stefan Walsh, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

June 9: Blue marlin (250) Ed Boyd, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

June 9: Blue marlin (120) Jack Duvall, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 9: Blue marlin (180) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

June 9: Blue marlin (175) Richard Amar, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 9: Blue marlin (180) Landon Benson, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

June 10: Blue marlin (175) Mark Roberts, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 10: Blue marlin (120) Brandon Benson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 10: Blue marlin (140) Michael Eagan, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 10: Spearfish (30) Cody Novotny, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

June 11: Blue marlin (150) Nicholas Corbat, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue

June 11: Blue marlin (175) Jarred Russell, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

June 11: Blue marlin (160) Colton Dillion, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 11: Blue marlin (175, 300 and 600) Fred McCraw, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 11: Blue marlin (150) Kenny Collins, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 11: Striped marlin (40) Bill Indie, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

June 11: Blue marlin (150) Lea Wilcox, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

June 11: Blue marlin (225) Cole Estes, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 12: Blue marlin (350) Jay Hallabay, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 12: Blue marlin (150) Dan Donlin, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 13: Blue marlin (125) David Dillareal, Capt. Robert Navarro, Sapo

June 14: Blue marlin (225) Mike Magnotti, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 14: Blue marlin (125 and 275) Chuck Cook, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

June 14: Blue marlin (250) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 14: Blue marlin (200) Keith Chapman, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 14: Blue marlin (200) Shaughn Cantor, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

June 14: Blue marlin (120), spearfish (20) Dr. Kent Nakamaru, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

June 14: Blue marlin (140 and 160) Heather Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

June 14: Blue marlin (150 and 260) Unknown, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

June 14: Blue marlin (160 and 200) John Wurster, blue marlin (115) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 14: Blue marlin (150 and 150) Brad/Vicki Picking, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

June 14: Blue marlin (160 and 200), spearfish (30) Ed Boyd, Capt Jason Holtz, Pursuit

June 14: Blue marlin (200), spearfish (24) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 14: Blue marlin (150 and 175) Unknown, Capt. Randy Parker, Strong Persuader

June 14: Blue marlin (150) Mike Shimamoto, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

June 14: Blue marlin (150) Mike Parish, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

June 14: Blue marlin (150) Northern LIghts

June 14: Blue marlin (120) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 14: Blue marlin (250) Andrew Stusiner, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

June 14: Blue marlin (275) Caleb Hudnall, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

NOTABLE CATCHES

June 8: Ahi (4 fish from 120 to 150 pounds) Jean Laliberte, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

June 8: Ahi (126.5) Greg Horton, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 8: Ahi (142.5) Hunter Lewis, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 9: Ahi (105) Stephanie McClung, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

June 9: Ono (36) Dick Gushman, Capt. Mike Pietsch, Napela B

June 9: Ahi (108) Tony Harris, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

June 9: Ahi (151, 170, 129 and 106) Brooke Darah, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

June 10: Spearfish (45) Gordon Roberts, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 10: Blue marlin (221.5) Debra Diurba, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

June 11: Ono (41) David Fellows, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

June 11: Ahi (109.5) Fred McCraw, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 12: Ahi (125) Anthony Genett, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

June 12: Blue marlin (201) Koa Tadio, Capt. Zach Gibson, Hookele

June 12: Blue marlin (202.5) Jim, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

June 12: Ono (4 fish from 20 to 25 pounds) Landon Benson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 13: Ahi (199.5) Moorea Suguitan, Asa Suguitan, Crazy Ann

June 13: Ono (6 fish from 22 to 32 pounds) Stonefiefer Family, Lance Sundquist. Limitless

June 13: Ahi (110) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Miss Mojo

June 13: Ahi (110) Chuck Cook, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 14: Blue marlin (232.5) Brandon Carvalho, Capt. Larry Tolentine, Lehiwa

June 14: Ahi (106 and 142) Blake/Liza Gaston, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

June 14: Ahi (109) Rob Cannon, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 14: Ahi (107) Unknown, Capt. Randy Parker, Strong Persuader