BIG-FISH LIST: Nov. 28
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
BEAST OF THE WEEK
(marlin weighing 500 pounds or more)
Nov 20: Blue marlin (898) Carol Lynne, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II
Nov 20: Blue marlin (250) Jake Molak, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Nov 21: Blue marlin (175) Doug Frauenaoltz, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
Nov 25: Blue marlin (650) David Setnicker, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick
Nov 25: Blue marlin (200) Don Grosse, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
Nov 26: Blue marlin (100) David Tally, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Nov 20: Ahi (120) David Walters, Capt. Shawn Palmer, Camelot
Nov 20: Ono (20) Kelson Bagarino, Rob Ventura, Baja Princess II
Nov 22: Ahi (103.5) Andy Hamm, ahi (97) David Hamm, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Nov 22: Mahimahi (15) Jacob, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Nov 22: Blue marlin (331) Walter Busby, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai
Nov 22: Blue marlin (160) Jennifer Schneider, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hanamana
Nov 23: Blue marlin (157.5) Mathew Thayer, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender
Nov 23: Blue marlin (477.5) Walters & Tam, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Nov 26: Mahimahi (11) Todd Briwer, Capt. Kent Mongrieg, Seawife II
Nov 26: Blue marlin (150) Bob Anderson, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
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