Updated 

Big Fish List | 6-3-14


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 26

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 (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): 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): vacant

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

May 25: Blue marlin (568) Sarah Spitler, Capt. Billy Ross, Malia Anne

TAG AND RELEASE

May 25: Blue marlin (550) Monty Meadows, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

May 25: Blue marlin (125) Marc Gerard, Capt. Chris Choy, Sea Genie II

May 25: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Kila Kila

May 26: Blue marlin (150) Patrick Boardman, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

May 26: Spearfish (30) Marc Gerard, Capt. Chris Choy, Sea Genie II

May 27: Blue marlin (200) Jeff Free, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

May 28: Blue marlin (170) Trevor McGill, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

May 28: Blue marlin (200) Ryan Ennls, Capt. Chuck Haupert, Catchem

May 29: Blue marlin (175, 175, 190, and 200) JD Martin, Capt. Brad Demasco, Bite Me 5

May 29: Blue marlin (150) Christina Miele, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 29: Blue marlin (150 and 200) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

May 29: Blue marlin (170 and 200) James, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

May 29: Blue marlin (175) Unknown, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

May 29: Blue marlin (175, 180, and 500) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern LIghts

May 30: Blue marlin (225) Tony Eames, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

May 30: Blue marlin (125) Chris Nitta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

May 30: Blue marlin (600) Brett Bailey, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

May 30: Blue marlin (150) Frank Miele Jr., Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 30: Blue marlin (170) Dan Finton, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

May 30: Blue marlin (175) Glen Munshaw, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

May 31: Blue marlin (225) Robert Fish, Capt. Brad Demasco, Bite Me 5

May 31: Blue marlin (200) Brett Fay, spearfish (30) Brett Fay, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

NOTABLE CATCHES

May 25: Spearfish (31) Victor Wong, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

May 25: Ono (30) Justin Gravis, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

May 25: Ono (28) Chris Vankauwenberg, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

May 25: Blue marlin (151.5) John Matsushita, Capt. Kyle Narimasu, Pomaika’i

May 25: Ahi (107.5) Asher Robertson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

May 25: Ono (25 and 41) Charlie Tomita and Anthony Size, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

May 26: Blue marlin (365.5) Austin Stewart, Capt. Chris Hudson, Camelot

May 26: Ahi (130) Jeff Bates, Capt. Duane Bunch, Hoku Loa

May 27: Ahi (128) Terry Ostrander, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

May 27: Blue marlin (117.5) Rob Bleecher, Capt. Jeff Rodgers, Aloha Kai

May 28: Blue marlin (118) Mike Weisgerber, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

May 28: Blue marlin (127.5) Larry Geller, spearfish (34) Jacob Geller, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class

May 28: Blue marlin (188.5) Andrew Curran, Capt. Chris Hudson, Camelot

May 29: Blue marlin (414) Jason Harlow and Bruce Perkins, Capt. Chris Hudson, Camelot

May 29: Ono (33) Josh Elliott, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

May 29: Blue marlin (123) Jay Campbell, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

May 29: Blue marlin (201) John Coats, Capt. Craig Hawkins, C. Hawk

May 29: Blue marlin (126) Mike, and Malone DeSilva, Kolina

May 29: Ahi (100) Frank Miele Jr, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 30: Blue marlin (105 and 137) Brendan Yao, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

May 30: Ahi (114.5 and 211) Chris and Owen Nitta, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

May 30: Spearfish (40) Garry Faucett, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

May 30: Spearfish (33, 35, and 40) Frank Sr/Christina/Veronicea Miele, ahi (100) Frank Miele Jr., Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 30: Ahi (157) Unknown, Capt. Chris Hudson, Camelot

May 31: Blue marlin (133) Rolf Keusen, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner