Big Fish List | 8-19-14


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 Aug. issue of Hawaii Fishing News.

BEASTS OF THE WEEK

Marlin weighing 500 pounds or more Aug. 14: Blue marlin (555) Nic Corbat, Capt. Emiliano Achaval, Pacific Blue

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (796) Jeff Sorensen, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (553) Net Payne, Capt. Bill Jardine, Kakalina

TAG AND RELEASE

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (520) Donald Windling, Capt. Dee Bradford, Kuuipo

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (225 and 375) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (150) Nick Corbat, Capt. Kai Hoover, Pacific Blue

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (175) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (150) Tucker Tooley, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (150) Nathan Dobkins, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (275) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 10: Blue marlin (150) Phil Duke, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 11: Spearfish (25 and 30) Grant Gambetta, Capt. Dee Bradford, Kuuipo

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (225) Wayne Aiona, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (125) James Bond, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (500) Jan Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (250) Spencer Lacey, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (75 and 200) Pat Brian, Capt. Mike Holtz, Jun Ken Po

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (175) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (450) Mark Herman, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (175) Alison Smith, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (120 and 200) Daniella/Cenzo Spina, Capt. Andrew Peterson, Ku’uipo

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (150 and 300) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 12: Blue ,arlin (200) Keiji Matsuba, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Aug. 12: Striped marlin (80) Chad Petersen, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Aug. 12: Blue marlin (100 and 100) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 13: Spearfish (35) John Wessen, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (125 and 700) Sachino Nagasawa, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (400) Jessie Hernandez, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (150) Joey Bamburger, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (125) Jim Kupahu, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (250) Liona Benetto, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

Aug. 14: Blue marlin (600) Unknown, Capt. Mike Holtz, Jun Ken Po

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (200) David Bowen, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (250) John Mellinger, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (300) Josh Borsamyi, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (250) Bob Kurz, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (100) Matt Jacobs, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (250) Nick Pulido, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (290) Warner Tappen, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (500) William Wessman, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 16: Sailfish (80) Derick Tappen, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

Aug. 16: Striped marlin (40) Harold Welzel, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 16: Striped marlin (45) Joe Schumaker, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me 2

Aug. 16: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Brian Wargo, Bite Me 2

NOTABLE CATCHES

Aug. 10: Ahi (182) Kelson/Neighton/Tyler/Cran, and Leighton Magallanes, Kona Pearl

Aug. 11: Sailfish (53) Duncan Leeman, Capt. Chip Fischer, Hanamana

Aug. 11: Ono (38) Tad Dettweiler, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II

Aug. 11: Blue marlin (172) Colton Baldwin, Capt. Kai Hoover, Pacific Blue

Aug. 13: Ahi (154) Pat Walls, Capt. Bob Walls, Sea Baby III

Aug. 13: Blue marlin (426) Danny Rosenberg, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

Aug. 13: Ahi (182) Bret Loughridge, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Aug. 14: Ahi (200.5) Evan Spachner, I Forget

Aug. 14: Ahi (171) Howard Hose, Capt. Miles Monguchi, Kaimana

Aug. 14: Ahi (171) Paul Winter, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 15: Blue marlin (134) Kanoa Pabre, Capt. Nakoa Pabre, Umeke

Aug. 16: Ulua (64) Barron Kepoo, Shoreline

Aug. 16: Sailfish (69) Shardae Soares, Capt. David Magallanes, Kona Pearl II

Aug. 16: Striped marlin (70) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Aug. 16: Blue marlin (399) Chris Hudson, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Aug. 16: Ono (45) Trey Chock, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

Aug. 16: Ahi (195.5) Gilbert Yoshida, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika