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Big-Fish List: Dec. 5

December 5, 2016 - 1:30am

The 2016 list recognizes the biggest fish caught on rod and reel (except for opakapaka and onaga, which hand line catches are accepted) in West Hawaii waters in each of 22 categories. In each category, fish are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat and date. The list is updated every Monday throughout the year (copyright 2016 by Jim Rizzuto). If a selection has been overlooked, call 885-4208 or send an e-mail to

Blue marlin: 898, Carol Lynne, Capt. Marlin Parker. Nov. 20

Black marlin: 310, Tim Flint, Capt. Butch Chee, Duck Soup, June 21

Ahi: 233, David Diaz, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II, June 5

Big eye tuna: 173, Dave Remillard, Miles Nakahara, Puamana II. Jan. 11

Striped marlin: 136.5, Mitchell Romero, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier. Jan 22

Spearfish: 54, Nick Humpries, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner, Feb. 26

Sailfish: 95.5, Josh Fulton, Kayak, Nov 13

Mahimahi: 53, Nainoa Murtagh, Aulani. Feb. 10

Ono: 62, Charlie Ford, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. March 18

Kaku (barracuda): 49.5, Koi Lorance and Tyson Fukuyama, Miki. May 7

Kahala: 70, Jessica Yell, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Jan 22

Ulua (giant trevally): 74, Bochan Johnson, from shore. Apr 3

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 18.5, Mikey McCrum, Shoreline. May 13

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 28.5, Ray Mohammed, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Broadbill swordfish: 224, Matthew Bolton, Kahele, June 14

Ahipalaha (albacore): 52.5, Devin Hallingstad, kayak, Aug 13

Kawakawa: 23, Tom Schachet, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. July 1

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 18. Don Ferreira, Tyson Fukuyama, Miki Nov. 14

Opakapaka (pink snapper): 11.5. Dustin Clark, Ilander, Nov 13

Onaga (ulaula ko`aie): 19.5, Greg Hong, Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. Feb 25

Uku (gray snapper): 31, Josh Fulton, kayak. July 31.

O`io (bonefish): vacant


(marlin weighing 500 pounds or more)

Dec 2: Blue marlin (600R) Brad Packings, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Ez Pickens


Nov 27: Blue marlin (250) Dick Heitzman, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Dec 1: Blue marlin (150) Carol Allen, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Dec 1: Blue marlin (200 and 175) Paul Dolinoy, Capt. Chris Choy, Sapo


Nov 27: Blue marlin (165.5) Ricky George, Blake McCormick, Lucky Seven

Nov 27: Rainbow Runner (10.5) Matt, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

Nov 28: Mahimahi (32) Kristi Patrick, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Nov 28: Mahimahi (15 and 18) Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Nov 28: Mahimahi (three fish 20 to 28) KC Delle, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

Nov 29: Mahimahi (10) Ricardo Martinez, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Nov 30: Mahimahi (three fish,12 to 15) Carol Allen, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Nov 30: Mahimahi (11) Devin Boyd, (12) Andy Boyd, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II

Nov 30: Blue marlin (118) Laura Miller, Tom Stephenson, Teresa

Nov 30: Mahimahi (18 and 18) Capt. Francis O’Brien, Freedom

Dec 2: Blue marlin (167) Dick Pearsen, Capt. Scott Fuller, JR’s Hooker

Dec 2: Striped marlin (80) Josh Williams, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

Dec 2: Mahimahi (16) Vicki Pickings, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Ez Pickens

Dec 3: Blue marlin (353.5) Chris Choy, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

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