Big Fish List | 4-15-14


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: 161, Scott Wnuck, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier. Jan. 10

Ahi: 220.5, Brett Lockard, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights. April 9

Bigeye tuna: 108, Matthew Bolton, Kehele. Jan 16

Striped marlin: 100, Dave Whitehead, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions, Feb. 8

Spearfish: 49.5, Gwen Stutheit, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit. Feb. 26

Sailfish: 105.5, Peter Blake, TLC 2. Jan. 25

Mahimahi: 47, Doug Olson, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila. Jan. 26

Ono: 75, Keith Olson, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen. Feb 13

Kaku (barracuda): 21, Sarah Murphy, Lena Kai, Feb. 6

Kahala (amberjack): vacant

Ulua (giant trevally): 100.5, Mitchell Izuno, Shoreline. Jan. 19

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 12, Glen Nakata, Shoreline, Feb. 8

Aku (skipjack tuna): 28, Betsy Wheeler, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I. Feb. 28

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Kawakawa: 21, Mark Andrews, Donna Mae. Jan 10

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 16, Shawn Zenor, kayak. Jan. 9

Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Onaga (ulaula koaie): vacant

Uku (gray snapper): vacant

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

April 6: Blue marlin (516) Daniel Gonzales, Jerry Waliezer, Cindy

April 12: Blue marlin (662) Parke Berolzheimer, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights 47

Tag and release

April 6: Blue marlin (500) Grant Koch, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

April 6: Blue marlin (300) Clay Lawrence, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

April 7: Striped marlin (75) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

April 9: Blue marlin (350) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 9: Blue marlin (550) Becky Welter, Capt. Carl Shepard, Fire Hatt

April 11: Blue marlin (150) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

April 11: Blue marlin (425) Unknown, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

April 12: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

April 12: Blue marlin (300) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

Notable catches

April 6: Ahi (140) Matt Bowman, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights 47

April 6: Mahimahi (33) Kevin Fenenbock, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

April 7: Ono (15 fish to 40 pounds) Clay Lawrence/Tom Navarro, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

April 8: Mahimahi (40) Dawson Church, ono (30) Kevin Church, Capt. Jeff Heintz, LInda Sue III

April 8: Ahi (114) Dave Gauthir, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern LIghts

April 9: Mahimahi (5 fish to 20 pounds) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 9: Ahi (220.5) Brett Lockard, Capt. Matt Bowman, Northern Lights 37

April 9: Ahi (100) Unknown, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern LIghts 47

April 10: Ahi (104, 131, and 152.5) Darrel Hosta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 10: Ahi (181) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 10: Mahimahi (5 fish to 20 pounds) Dooley Family, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 10: Mahimahi (25 fish to 35 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue

April 11: Mahimahi (27) Jeff Cooke, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

April 11: Mahimahi (5 fish to 20 pounds) Steve Kilkenny, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 11: Ahi (125) John Patterson, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 12: Ono (25 and 26) Troy King/Mike Chang, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 12: Ahi (152.5) Darrel Hosta, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 12: Blue marlin (480), mahimahi (35) Gene Mayer, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape