Updated 

Big Fish List | 6-24-14


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: 56.5, Mike Accattato, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II, June 20

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, Charlie Bowman, 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 None weighed

TAG AND RELEASE

June 15: Blue marlin (175) Mike Shimamoto, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

June 15: Blue marlin (150) Daron Castoro, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 15: Blue marlin (110 and 150) Kent Nakamaru, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

June 15: Blue marlin (80) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 15: Blue marlin (100) Jamie Smith, Capt. JIm Wigzell, Hooked Up

June 15: Blue marlin (200) Ryan Davidson, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Hooked Up

June 15: Blue marlin (100, 100, 125, and 125) Rob McCarthy, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

June 15: Blue marlin (150) Renee Simpson, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

June 15: Blue marlin (190 and 220) John/Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 15: Blue marlin (200) Brandon Benson, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

June 15: Blue marlin (150) Heather Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

June 15: Blue marlin (180 and 250) Mike Marks, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

June 16: Blue marlin (450) Achim Stoh, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

June 16: Blue marlin (150) Laurie Martinez, Cpat. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 16: Blue marlin (190) Eric Svarverud, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 16: Blue marlin (150) Jack Henkel, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 16: Blue marlin (300) Margaret Cook, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

June 17: Blue marlin (150) Preston Rohner, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

June 17: Blue marlin (150) Chad Karasaki, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

June 18: Blue marlin (130, 200, and 300) Suitan Linjawi, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 18: Blue marlin (125 and 250) Vince and Anthony Spatafore, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 18: Blue marlin (150) Ethan Thorn, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 18: Blue marlin (200 and 250) Bill Griffith, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

June 19: Blue marlin (145) Andy Shaw, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 19: Blue marlin (180) Ryan Fresh, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

June 19: Blue marlin (300), spearfish (25) Tristen Olson, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

June 20: Blue marlin (200) Mr. Shiono, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

June 20: Blue marlin (250) Greg Banker, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 20: Blue marlin (130) Andy Shaw, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 20: Blue marlin (275) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 20: Blue marlin (250 and 475) Paul Orseth, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 20: Blue marlin (175 and 275) John and Erica Heckathorn, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 20: Blue marlin (250) Bobby Campbell, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 20: Blue marlin (180) Tim Summers, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

June 20: Spearfish (20) Unkown, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

June 20: Blue marlin (150) Joe Barges, (225) Dom Bizodjr, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 21: Blue marlin (175 and 500) Unknown, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 21: Blue marlin (400) Connor Vasiliadis, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

NOTABLE CATCHES

June 15: Ono (35) Dan Elms, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 15: Ono (35) Nick Corbat, Capt. Bill Casey, Pacific Blue

June 15: Blue marlin (207.5) Pete Blaney, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

June 15: Blue marlin (187.5) Kaia Lemmone, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

June 15: Blue marlin (189) Zachary Willis, Capt. Chuck Owens, Kupunaha

June 15: Blue marlin (295) Maile Brown, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

June 16: Ahi (155.5) Alex Eisley, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 16: Blue marlin (401.5) Makoa Foster, Capt. Ryan Foster, Dojo

June 16: Blue marlin (192.5) John McAndrew, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 17: Ahi (167) Jeff Brandt, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hanamana

June 17: Ahi (199) Debbie Blames, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

June 17: Ahi (161) Jesse Fernandez, Haleiwa Hattie

June 18: Swordfish (370.5) Hands over Fist, Capt. Zager & Birds, Lehua

June 18: Spearfish (35) Hunter Bradshaw, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 18: Ahi (100) Suitan Linjawi, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 18: Ahaaha (12) Zyman Bardwis, Shoreline

June 18: Blue marlin (172.5) David Connor, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

June 18: Ulua (69) Danny Navarro, Speared

June 19: Blue marlin (185.5) Gary Witt, Capt. Zach Gibson, Ho’okele

June 19: Ahi (132) Tristen Olson, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

June 19: Blue marlin (150) Boyang Zhang, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

June 20: Ahi (172.5) Jabril Shoble, Capt. Rick Appel, Bill Me

June 20: Blue marlin (170) Elysse Sato, Capt. Jasen Doi, Miss Stacie

June 20: Blue marlin (154) Christian Wilkinson, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

June 20: Spearfish (30) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 20: Mahimahi (56.5) Mike Accattato, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

June 20: Spearfish (35) Mitch Reden, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 20: Ahi (135.5) Kanela Lyman-Mersereau, EII, Manu

June 20: Spearfish (35) Tim Summers, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

June 20: Ahi (120) Robin Summers, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

June 20: Blue marlin (170) Koki Arar, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 21: Sailfish (54) Jaden and Chris Dulton, Quaho

June 21: Blue marlin (176) Anthony Ephremides, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

June 21: Spearfish (31) Will Makowski, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 21: Ahi (140) Brian Upton, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious; spearfish (40) June Upton, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 21: Spearfish (30) Damian McBougle, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 21: Mahimahi (20 fish to 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes