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November 21, 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: 865, Louis Paulo and Kalamaokalani Kelekolio-Crivello, Anela Okaikea. Apr 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): 12.5. Tom Britton, kayak. Apr. 13

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)

None reported


Nov 13: Blue marlin (200) Debbie Rogers, Capt. Shawn Palmer, Camelot

Nov 16: Striped marlin (50) Capt. Shawn Palmer, Camelot


Nov 13: Opaka (11.5) Dustin Clark, Islander

Nov 13: Sailfish (95.5) Joshua Fulton, Kayak

Nov 13: Ahi (81) Devin Hallingstad, Kayak

Nov 16: Mahimahi (35) Allison Wert, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Nov 17: Mahimahi (25) Steve Willies, (25) Tyler Smith, Capt. Ruben Rubio, Sundowner

Nov 17: Blue marlin (120) Capt. Guy Terwilliger, Cindy Lou

Nov 18: Mahimahi( three fish,15-30 pounds) Brandi Smith, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

Nov 18: Mahimahi (15 and 15) John Blains, Capt Chris Choy, Sapo

Nov 19: Blue marlin (189) Jim Miller, Capt. Walt Andreae, Blood Vessel

Nov 19: Blue marlin (64) Chris Russell, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Seawife II

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