Updated 

Big Fish List | 7-1-14


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

June 24: Blue marlin (566) Clark Oujevolk, Capt. Jeff Heintz. Linda Sue III

June 28: Blue marlin (518.5) Mike Kehoe, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

TAG AND RELEASE

June 22: Spearfish (35) Al Malaluan, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 22: Blue marlin (100 and 175) Reese/Bailey Anderson, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 22: Blue marlin (125 and 225) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 22: Spearfish (32 and 36) Robert/Ryan Gilliam, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

June 23: Blue marlin (200 and 250) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 23: Blue marlin (150) Chas Murray, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 23: Blue marlin (120) Chris Huffer, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 23: Blue marlin (175) Bruce Neeley, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

June 24: Blue marlin (170) Caitlin/Carli Orcutt, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

June 24: Blue marlin (200) Peter Berg, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 24: Blue marlin (200) Scott Schubert, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 24: Blue marlin (120 and 175) Trizano, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern LIghts

June 25: Blue marlin (130) Ellie Blakemore, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 25: Blue marlin (150 and 250) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

June 25: Blue marlin (125) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 25: Blue marlin (125 and 175), spearfish (30) Tristen Olsen, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

June 25: Blue marlin (475) Trey Ruschaupt, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 25: Blue marlin (280) Unknown, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

June 25: Blue marlin (130) Ellie Blakemore, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 26: Blue marlin (300) Bob Durbin, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 26: Blue marlin (180) Shawna Haynes, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

June 26: Blue marlin (200) Troy Vigil, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

June 27: Blue marlin (150) Christian Akau, (150) Carly Hayashikawa, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

June 27: Blue marlin (150 and 450) Al Church, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 27: Blue marlin (150 and 175) Clay Lawrence, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

June 27: Blue marlin (110 and 170) Molly/Trey Ruschaupt, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 28: Blue marlin (150 and 180) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 28: Blue marlin (275 and 300) Al Church, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

June 28: Blue marlin (175) Brad Picking, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

June 28: Blue marlin (160) Henry Hostely, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 28: Blue marlin (250) John Bowers, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me 2

NOTABLE CATCHES

June 22: Blue marlin (126), ahi (179) Kahai Kaaihue, Capt. Kelii Hill, E-Sea Rider

June 22: Ono (40) Lina Remmers, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

June 22: Spearfish (40) Sammy Linjawi, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 22: Ahi (145.5) OT Miller, Laura Pulluaim, Nya

June 23: Blue marlin (126 and 182.5) Jacob Pakele, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 23: Ahi (104.5 and 141.5) Kai Hoober/Nic Corbat, Capt. Kai Hoover, Pacific Blue

June 23: Ahi (140) Astrid Linjawi,. Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 23: Blue marlin (167.5) Stevino, Capt. Toby Hoogs, Small Blue

June 23: Ahi (110) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 24: Ahi (132) Ruben Ramirez, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

June 24: Ahi (109) Mike Orcutt, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

June 24: Ahi (110) Loren Kirkham, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

June 24: Spearfish (32.5) Courtney Shmiabuku, Shaun Matsuo, Small Boat-O

June 24: Striped marlin (3 fish to 70 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 24: Big Eye (60) Boyang Zhang, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

June 24: Ono (52) Paul Orseth, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 24: Ahi (155) Jessie Trizano, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights

June 25: Blue marlin (180) Chaz Bellingrath, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

June 25: Aku (23) Kurt Bennetto, Capt. Dave Bertuleit, Kona Seafari

June 25: Spearfish (28) Amanda Gatti, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

June 25: Blue marlin (209) Kit Carvar, Capt. Mike Christopher, Miss Ruby

June 25: Spearfish (35 and 45) Molly Ruschaupt, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 25: Ahi (8 fish from 102 to 175 pounds) Kama/Sam/Boyd, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 25: Ahi (127 and 180) Sammy Linjawi, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 26: Blue marlin (176.5) Gary Witt, Capt. Zach Gibson, Hookele

June 26: Ahi (142) Ron Rebozo, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

June 26: Ahi (184) Nic Corbat, Capt. Kai Hoover, Pacific Blue

June 27: Ono (7 fish to 35 pounds) Walter Afong, Capt. Rich Youngs, A’u Struck

June 27: Ahi (118.5 and 129.5) Kalani and Stephen Cox, Moana C

June 27: Ono (38.5) Frank Cristaudo, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 28: Ahi (194.5) Larry Peardon, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

June 28: Ahi (130.5) Sue Vermillion, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 28: Ahi (100 and 141.5) Cavan and Keala Cox, Teresa C

June 28: Ahi (176.5) Billy Kepoo, Jim Coe, Bears Fun

June 28: Ono (35) John Sakai, Paul Cantor, Silver Star

June 28: Ahi (150.5) Nic Corbar, Capt. Tony Clark, Pacific Blue

June 28: Otaru (26.5) Roque Tayaba, Geev-Um I