Big Fish List | 8-12-14


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 Aug. 5: Blue marlin (543) Kevin Lau, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (883.5) Jason Ramich, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (502.5) Anita Ramich, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (581.5) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

TAG AND RELEASE

Aug. 3: Blue marlin (150) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 3: Blue marlin (300) Lone Knight, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

Aug. 3: Blue marlin (275) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 4: Blue marlin (225) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 4: Blue marlin (450) Jason Ramich, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 4: Blue marlin (300) Jan Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 4: Blue marlin (175 and 450) Thomas Groggan and Thomas Groggan JR, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (150 and 200) Granger Wong, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (500) Becky Hucks, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (375) Michael Zhu, Cpat. Chip Fisher, Hanamana

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (75 and 200) Adam Bozarth, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (120 and 400) Unknown, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Aug. 5: Blue marlin (150 and 175) Wes Davis, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 6: Striped marlin (75) Mitchell Bregman, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

Aug. 6: Striped marlin (80) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 6: Blue marlin (125) Adam Bozarth, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 6: Blue marlin (170) Bob O’De, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (150) Craig LIndner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (200) John Bowers, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me 2

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (180) Randy Weih, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (225) Unknown, Capt. Molly Palmer, Renegade

Aug. 9: Striped marlin (65) Mike Kehoe, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (375) Mike Shimamoto, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (175) Anita Ramich, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 9: Blue marlin (450) Unknown, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

NOTABLE CATCHES

Aug. 3: Ahi (187.5) Greg Asanuma, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 3: Ahi (220) John Stanaland, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Aug. 3: Ono (40) Lone Knight, Capt. Paul Cantor, Silver Star

Aug. 4: Ahi (183) Jordan Schindel, Capt. Allan Borowski, Hapalaka

Aug. 4: Ahi (5 tuna to 102 pounds) Ollie Griffin, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Aug. 4: Ahi (150.5) Jim Harris, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

Aug. 6: Ahi (222.5) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 6: Blue marlin (456) Steve Spina, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

Aug. 9: Ahi (180.5) Yin Guochen, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Aug. 9: Ono (47) Dermot Duggan, Capt. Greg Olson, Kolohelina