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Big Fish List | 7-8-14


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

June 29: Blue marlin (663.5) Randy Weih, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

July 3: Blue marlin (551) Stephanie Choate, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 4: Blue marlin (597) Kanichi Shionoya, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

July 4: Blue marlin (656) Stephanie Choate, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

TAG AND RELEASE

June 29: Blue marlin (160) Unknown, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

June 29: Blue marlin (160) Sue Vermillion, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

June 29: Blue marlin (175 and 300) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June29: Blue marlin (150) Nic Corbat, Capt. Tony Clark, Pacific Blue June 29: Blue marlin (150) Vicki Picking, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Lady Dee

June 29: Blue marlin (175) Randy Weih, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

June 29: Blue marlin (200) Unknown, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

June 29: Blue marlin (250 and 280) Rodney Caroll, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 29: Blue marlin (170) Devon Sampson, Capt. David Unger, Nasty Habit

June 29: Blue marlin (180) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 29: Blue marlin (175) Dana Hauser, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 29: Blue marlin (225), spearfish (20) Lee Brown, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

June 30: Blue marlin (175) Dan Werth, (225) Nick Martini, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

June 30: Blue marlin (175) Christoffer Ruther, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

June 30: Spearfish (20) John Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 30: Blue marlin (250) Joel Radner, (130) Josh Boyer, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 30: Blue marlin (250) Caleb Sellers, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

June 30: Blue marlin (120) Doug Grunwald, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

July 1: Blue marlin (300) Steve Longballa, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

July 1: Blue marlin (200) David Villarreal, Capt. Robert Navarro, Sapo

July 1: Blue marlin (175) Jerry Young, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

July 1: Blue marlin (200) Brian Genge, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

July 1: Blue marlin (250) Kent Harrison, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

July 1: Blue marlin (450) Allen Stuart, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

July 1: Blue marlin (170) Marco Allgreto, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

July 2: Blue marlin (200) Nic Corbat, Capt. Tony Clark, Pacific Blue

July 2: Blue marlin (140) Greg Aguilera, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights II

July 2: Blue marlin (390) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 2: Blue marlin (175) JJ Humphries, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

July 2: Blue marlin (150) Michael Reitz, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 2: Blue marlin (350) Ron Willett, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights

July 2: Blue marlin (175) Lance Pahillo, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

July 2: Blue marlin (200) James Laimos, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

July 2: Blue marlin (150) Jim Hardy, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

July 2: Blue Marlin (200 and 200) David/Herb Libertson, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

July 2: Blue marlin (400) Scott Mitchel, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

July 2: Blue marlin (150) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 2: Blue marlin (400) Weston, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me 1

July 2: Blue marlin (200) Bridget Hurlbut, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 3: Blue marlin (150) Kyle Pelzer, (150) David Ide, Capt. Pat Erwin, Bite Me 4

July 3: Blue marlin (150 and 250) Clay Lawrence, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

July 3: Blue marlin (150) Wendy White, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 3: Blue marlin (275) Jose Astrain, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

July 3: Blue marlin (180) Ryan Holliday, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

July 3: Blue marlin (125 and 175) Lance Pahillo, Capt. Jason Holtz. Pursuit

July 3: Blue marlin (175) John Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 3: Blue marlin (350) Jason Long, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 3: Blue marlin (200) Jada Van Mols, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

July 3: Blue marlin (150) Henry O’Connell, Capt. Brian Toney, Marlin Magic

July 3: Blue marlin (125) Steve Keinath, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

July 3: Blue marlin (225) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 3: Blue marlin (180) Rich Gains, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

July 3: Blue marlin (350) Jay Kim, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

July 3: Blue marlin (150) Jim Rogers, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

July 5: Blue marlin (170) Allen Stuart, (200) Lance Fudicker, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Strong Persuader

July 5: Blue marlin (200) Bruce Bosley, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger July 5: Blue marlin (200) Jason Fredericksen, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 5: Blue marlin (180) John Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 5: Blue marlin (200) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 5: Blue marlin (150) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 5: Blue marlin (300) Randy Jones, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

NOTABLE CATCHES

June 28: Otaru (16.5) Roque Tayaba, Geev ‘Um I

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

June 29: Ahi (197) Rachel Caroll, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 29: Ahi (184) Joe Molchan/Grant Boeringa and Kim Boeringa, Kona Buzz

June 30: Ono (55) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

June 30: Ahi (166.5) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 30: Ono (7 fish to 35 pounds) Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry PIt II

June 30: Ahi (167) Damon Cowan, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

July 1: Spearfish (37) Jared Orman, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

July 1: Blue marlin (214 and 244) Seth Cagampang, ahi (153) Christian Adrogena, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

July 1: Ahi (151) Lee Brown, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

July 1: Mahimahi (12 fish to 20 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

July 3: Kaku (30.5) George Bonne, Kayak

July 3: Ahi (180.5) David Boyd, Lumu Nui

July 3: Mahimahi (5 fish to 15 pounds) Chris Kam, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 3: Ahi (167) Kanichi Shionoya, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun

July 3: Ulua (27.5) Josiah Karolczuk, Shoreline

July 4: Blue marlin (273.5) Tyson Bailey, Jimmy Hamora, Leimana

July 4: Ahi (151) Franklin Tran, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon

July 4: Blue marlin (413) Anthony Hsieh, Capt. Steve Lassley, Bad Company

July 5: Ahi (172) David Ide, Capt. Pat Erwin, Bite Me 4

July 5: Ahi (190) Patrick Yates, Capt. Dan Tolentino, Kealoha

July 5: Ahi (155) Hunter Habetz, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

July 5: Ahi (163.5) Mike Kehoe, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

July 5: Ahi (160) Bryan Gladden, Capt. Bryan Balancio, Marlin Grando