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2017 Big-Fish List update

April 17, 2017 - 4:09pm

The Big-Fish 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 2017 in each of 22 categories. Catches are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat and date. The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2017 by Jim Rizzuto).

If a catch has been overlooked, call 885-4208 or email

Blue Marlin: Blue marlin, 925, Guy Terwilliger, Capt. Cindy Cary, Cindy Lu. Apr. 2

Black Marlin: Black marlin, 357, Todd Nakatani, Keola Toriano, Breezin. April 6

Ahi: Ahi, 242, Shawn Takaki, Clarence Minamishin Jr., Malama Lama. April 13

Bigeye tuna: 121.5, Kelsey Bestall, Capt. Jah Nogues, High Noon. Jan. 14

Striped Marlin: 107, David Benson, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Kuuipo. March 31

Spearfish: 56, Mac Jorgensen , Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl. March 13

Sailfish: 93, Justin Kaber, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner, March 25

Mahimahi: 46.5, Brita Campbell, Capt. Bob Beach, Reel Screamer. March 2

Ono: 75.5, Jason Wong, Donny Kobayashi, No Name. March 22

Kaku (barracuda): 39, Chad Culbertson, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai. Jan. 23

Kahala: vacant

Ulua (giant trevally): vacant

Omilu (bluefin trevally): vacant

Otaru (skipjack tuna): 24​, ​Marie Hulletel, Capt Kevin Hiney, Ku`uipo. Feb. 10

Broadbill swordfish: vacant

Ahipalaha (albacore): vacant

Kawakawa: 22.5, Britt McCurdy, Capt. Sean Rotella, Night Runner. Jan. 31

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 20.5, Britt McCurdy, Capt. Sean Rotella, Night Runner. Jan. 31

Opakapaka (pink snapper): 14.5, Greg Hong, Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. Jan. 12

Onaga (ulaula ko`aie): 21, Greg Hong and Kevin Shiraki, Erin Kai. March 6

Uku (gray snapper): 37.8, Billy Wakefield, Kiakahi. Apr 4

O`io (bonefish): 10.5, Hansen Gardling, shoreline. Mar 30

Beasts of the week

April 15: Blue marlin (541) Mason Farish, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue


April 10: Blue marlin (100) Brian Tietz, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

April 11: Spearfish (30) Joe Yellig, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

April 12: Blue marlin (300) Richard Hunze, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

April 13: Spearfish (35) Gerardo Tamayo, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 14: Spearfish (35) Paul Harris, Capt.Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

April 14: Spearfish (25) Keirnes Young, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape


April 12: Ahi (151) Stu Marks, blue marlin (285) Evan Marks, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 13: Ahi (242) Shawn Takaki, Capt. Clarence Minamishin Jr., Malama Lama

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