Big Fish List | 7-22-14


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: 160, Michelle Amador, Capt. Mitch Latoff, Salty Dog, July 19

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 16: Blue marlin (725.5) Carol Hinkle-Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

TAG AND RELEASE

July 13: Blue marlin (130) Bethann Shropshire, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 13: Blue marlin (300) Unknown, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 13: Blue marlin (300) Carol Hinkle-Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 13: Blue marlin (175) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

July 13: Blue marlin (150 and 200) Fisher Nitta/Stanley Porteus, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 14: Blue marlin (400) Kayla Dupriest, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 14: Blue marlin (450) Tony Bender, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 14: Blue marlin (135) Taylor Black, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 14: Blue marlin (100), spearfish (30) Hamish taffari, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 14: Blue marlin (180) Jeff Carpenter, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 14: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious

July 15: Blue marlin (500) George Bubrick, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 16: Blue marlin (150, 225, and 250) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

July 16: Blue marlin (300) Jada Van Mols, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

July 16: Blue marlin (200) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

July 16: Blue marlin (200) Ian Keinath, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 16: Blue marlin (160) Sean Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 16: Blue marlin (125 and 350) Lance Pahillo, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

July 17: Blue marlin (150) Allen Stuart, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

July 17: Blue marlin (175) John Fay, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

July 17: Blue marlin (175) Dan Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

July 17: Blue marlin (350) Ian Keinath, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 18: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Rob McGuckin, Integrity

July 19: Blue marlin (175) Shawna Haynes, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

July 19: Blue marlin (200) Stephanie Pagliarulo, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 19: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. Mike Derego, Maggie Joe

July 19: Blue marlin (200) Tony Bender, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 19: Blue marlin (150 and 200) Alex King, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

NOTABLE CATCHES

July 13: Ahi (175.5) Jack Leisher, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

July 13: Blue marlin (329) Albert Hammett, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

July 13: Blue marlin (431) Rick Chaponot, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

July 13: Ahi (104, 121, and 162) Fred Barry, ono (55) Fisher Nitta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 13: Mahimahi (45) Julio Fernandez, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 13: Ahi (158) Kealaula/Pomaika’i/Maluhia, David Nahuina, Keiki Auana

July 14: Spearfish (38) Tyler Dupriest, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 14: Ahi (152) Randy Franklin, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

July 14: Mahimahi (11 fish to 40 pounds) Bailey McIntyre, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

July 15: Ahi (168) Bailey Aldridge, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights

July 15: Ahi (153.5) Mike Allan, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 16: Blue marlin (469) Tim Marxhausen, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela

July 16: Ahi (169) Morris Cagampang, Oh Right

July 16: Mahimahi (13 fish to 30 pounds) Jah/Shawn/Chris/Kevin, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

July 17: Swordfish (93) Michelle Amador, Capt. Mitch Latoff, Salty Dog

July 17: Ulua (62) Trevor Hartwell, Speared

July 17: Spearfish (30) Sean Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 18: Blue marlin (495) Gary Atkinson, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

July 18: Blue marlin (457) Garrett Kliphouse, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai

July 19: Swordfish (160) Michelle Amador, Capt. Mitch Latoff, Salty Dog

July 19: Awa (17.5) Koa Ellis, Speared

July 19: Sailfish (52.5) Hubert Desmarcus, Capt. Bill Jardine, Kakalina