Big Fish List | 9-2-14


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): 53.5, Alex Becker, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila. Aug. 18

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. 26: Blue marlin (730.5) Grant Klapstein, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (559) Jade Savage, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

TAG AND RELEASE

Aug. 23: Spearfish (35) Larry Tonao, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 23: Blue marlin (175) Kim Vertefuille, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 23: Blue marlin (150) Bruce Blakemore, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Aug. 24: Blue marlin (150) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Aug. 24: Blue marlin (180) James Callahan, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

Aug. 24: Blue marlin (200) Emily Shess, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magice

Aug. 25: Blue marlin (200) Jessica Lakomy, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Aug. 25: Blue marlin (350) Nathan Goffic, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Aug. 25: Blue marlin (125 and 175) Daron Castoro, Capt. Chris Bays, Raven

Aug. 25: Blue marlin (125, 200, 350, and 350) Kurt/Tara Arnold, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Aug. 26: Blue marlin (300) Kim Vertefuille, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

Aug. 26: Blue marlin (225) Brady Moberry, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

Aug. 26: Blue marlin (300) John Chambers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 26: Blue marlin (120 and 250) Gary Smith, Capt. Trevor Child, Kuuipo

Aug. 27: Blue marlin (150) Mark Malcoun, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

Aug. 28: Blue marlin (160) Rick Benitz, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

Aug. 28: Blue marlin (200) Jeff Adamek, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

Aug. 28: Blue marlin (600) Randy Pauly, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

Aug. 29: Blue marlin (490) Jan Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 29: Blue marlin (175) Harrison Heard, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (250) Brenda Bagwell, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (100) Steve Fassbender, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (150) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

NOTABLE CATCHES

Aug. 23: Spearfish (47) Jeffrey Cooke, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Aug. 23: Sailfish (60.5) Stephen Kilkenny, Speared

Aug. 24: Blue marlin (290.5) Richard Grecl, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

Aug. 25: Ahi (147.5) Jan Martic, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Aug. 26: Blue marlin (225.5 and 159.5) David Gerber/Dale Taylor, Capt. Jerry Kitagawa, Frannie K

Aug. 26: Ahi (156.5) Nico Burge, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 28: Ahi (191.5) Grady Mulberry, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

Aug. 28: Ahi (140) Ricardo Poveda, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

Aug. 29: Blue marlin (348.5) Pat Walls, Capt. Bob Walls, Sea Baby III

Aug. 29: Ahi (150.5 and 173) Stan Ruidas/Wally Arine/Leroey Sueno, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Aug. 29: Ahi (160 and 170) Randy Pauly, Capt, Kevin Nakamaru, Northern LIghts

Aug. 29: Mahimahi (40 fish to 20 pounds) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (180) Josiah Kalima, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

Aug. 30: Blue marlin (228.5) Diane Besler, ahi (196) Diane Besler, Ken Nakano, Ku’Uleialoha