Updated 

Big Fish List | 7-15-14


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 Sampson, 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 July 6: Blue marlin (662.5) Jim Wood, Capt. Will Lazenby, Golden Dragon

July 10: Blue marlin (542) Tracy Breakey, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

TAG AND RELEASE

July 6: Blue marlin (200) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 6: Blue marlin (225) Paul Douglas, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 6: Blue marlin (140) Bubba Brown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

July 6: Blue marlin (250) Mark Klotzman, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

July 6: Blue marlin (175) Lone Knight, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

July 6: Blue marlin (150) Brad Picking, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

July 7: Blue marlin (600), spearfish (35) Zack Burgess, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 7: Blue marlin (250) Zach Sheldon, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

July 7: Blue marlin (150) Henry O’Connell, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

July 7: Blue marlin (150) John Perkins, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 8: Blue marlin (180) Shane Wright, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

July 8: Blue marlin (200) Patrick O’Connell, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

July 8: Blue marlin (110) Chuck Morgan, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

July 8: Striped marlin (45) Lee Fineberg, blue marlin (200) Sean Moriarty, Capt. Matt Brown, Kali

July 8: Blue marlin (200) Colten Uran, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 9: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

July 9: Blue marlin (275) Unknown, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

July 9: Blue marlin (200 and 275) Henry O’Connell, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

July 9: Blue marlin (150) David Edwards, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

July 9: Blue marlin (175 and 175) Jourdan Ellis, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

July 9: Blue marlin (100 and 600) Debbie/Bob Smith, Capt. Scott Crampton, Au’Kalani

July 10: Blue marlin (125) Steve Jones, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 10: Blue marlin (150 and 180) Mike/Austin Gilipse, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, JR’s Hooker

July 11: Blue marlin (175) Chip Collins, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

July 11: Blue marlin (200 and 250) Lone Knight, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

July 11: Blue marlin (450) Kevin Sherrod, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

July 11: Blue marlin (125) Greg Simons, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

July 11: Blue marlin (250) Nic Corbat, Capt. Emiliano Achaval, Pacific Blue

July 11: Blue marlin (150) Sean Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 11: Blue marlin (150) Brian Messer, Capt. John Rooney, Kona Concept

July 11: Blue marlin (175) Warren Keinath, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

July 11: Blue marlin (350) Brian Balancio, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

July 11: Blue marlin (200) Jerry Furness, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

July 12: Blue marlin (150) Chip Collins, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

July 12: Blue marlin (200) Roger Sayles, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

July 12: Blue marlin (125) John Bennett, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 12: Blue marlin (200) Stevens, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

July 12: Blue marlin (150) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

July 12: Blue marlin (175) Rick Chaponot, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

July 12: Blue marlin (400) David Wickham, spearfish (25) David Wickham, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

NOTABLE CATCHES

July 6: Ulua (79) Josh Yamamoto, Shoreline

July 6: Ahi (154) Zesden/Mana/Taven and Larry Tolentino, Lehiwa

July 6: Blue marlin (378.5) Jay Richardella, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

July 6: Blue marlin (357.5) Bridget Hurlbut, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 6: Ono (30 and 45) Max Schneider, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

July 7: Ahi (218) Peter Emerson, Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup

July 7: Striped marlin (51) Andrew Pasion, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 7: Ahi (151) Seth Lawrenson, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

July 8: Ahi (192.5) KK Wright, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

July 8: Ahi (212.5) Sherwin Orio and Mike Silva, Hilinai

July 8: Mahimahi (25 fish to 15 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

July 8: Ahi (211.5) Jamie Ball, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

July 8: Blue marlin (310) Steve Knight, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

July 8: Ahi (182) Amanda McMillian, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

July 8: Ahi (187) Tod Hindin, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 8: Ahi (194.5) Xavier Barajas, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 8: Striped marlin (45) Sean Moriarty, Capt. Matt Brown, Kali

July 11: Blue marlin (294) Eriko Miyakawa, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

July 12: Ahi (167) Lone Knight, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

July 12: Blue marlin (302.5) Justin Villines/Chris Peters, Capt. Matt Bolton, Kahele

July 12: Ahi (164) Malia Manloy, Malone DeSilva, Kolina

July 12: Blue marlin (461) Jason Long, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed