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Big Fish List | 8-5-14


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 29: Blue marlin (622.6) Mari Arakawa, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions

July 31: Blue marlin (664.8) Ji Xinhua, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flyer

Tag and release

July 28: Blue marlin (500) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 28: Blue marlin (350) Andrew Olson, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

July 28: Blue marlin (150 and 180) Ed Garret, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

July 29: Blue marlin (250) Sten Ryall, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon

July 29: Blue marlin (175) Justis Inscore, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

July 29: Blue marlin (170) John Adams, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 30: Blue marlin (150) Brad Latcham, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 30: Blue marlin (85) Pat Pooley, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 2: Blue marlin (150 and 350) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

Aug. 2: Blue marlin (475) Janet Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Notable catches

July 27: Blue marlin (332) Smokey Hoopii, Pa-Pau K , Oh Right

July27: Mahimahi (43.5) E. Schwartz, Capt. Shawna Rotella, Night Runner

July 27: Ahi (206) Toby Giteon, Mac Minors, Sea Squirrel

July 28: Ahi (150) Scott Heart, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

July 29: Ahi (225.5) Nic/Emiliano/Kai, Capt. Kai Hoover, Pacific Blue

July 29: Blue marlin (239.5) Jody Wolf, Tuna Tub

July 29: Blue marlin (403) Domonic Morris, Jr. Tabieros, Anela

July 30: Ahi (148) Race Gustafson, Billy Jones, Wai ‘O’Keola

July 30: Blue marlin (410.5) Bill Wheeler, Capt. Molly Palmer, Renegade

July 31: Ahi (180) Kelly Erlweind, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

July 31: Ahi (158) Seran Tokumura, Asa Sugitan, Crazy Ann

July 31: Ahi (155) Bob/Mike, Mike Christopher, Miss Ruby

July 31: Striped marlin (60) Marinko Kag, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

July 31: Ahi (217) Jeff Bolton, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 1: Ahi (204.5) Ryan Magallanes, Kona Pearl III

Aug. 2: Ahi (185.5) Mikaela and Alton Matsuoka, Mokihana II

Aug. 2: Ahi (165) Rick Hubble, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress