Big Fish List | 3-25-14
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Blue marlin: 805, Michael Grehan, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii. March 9.
Black marlin: 161, Scott Wnuck, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier. Jan. 10
Ahi: 190.5, Scott Scolvira, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika. Jan. 4
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 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
March 18: Blue marlin (508.5) Jim Corbett, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike
TAG AND RELEASE
March 17: Blue marlin (650) Lisa Payne, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon
March 17: Spearfish (25) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
March 17: Blue marlin (300) Daniel Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner
March 17: Blue marlin (150) Alice Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner
March 18: Blue marlin (650) Nick Rupert, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
March 18: Blue marlin (500) Russ Bennetto, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon
March 19: Blue marlin (175) Marlin Benedict, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
March 19: Blue marlin (250) Jason Miller, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa
March 19: Blue marlin (400) Herb Jensen, Capt. John WIlson, Lawai’a
March 19: Blue marlin (325) Jack Borts, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape
March 21: Blue marlin (500) Brette Clarke, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor
March 22: Blue marlin (350) Gabriel Mitchel, Capt. Dave Crawford, Kona Blue
March 16: Ono (17/28) Jaimie Rao, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II
March 16: Mahimahi (31) Rohit Rads, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
March 17: Spearfish (25) Alastar Wood, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky
March 17: Ono (25) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
March 17: Blue marlin (100/150) Alice/Daniel Everett, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner
March 17: Mahimahi (20) Pete Shumway, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
March 17: Sailfish (66) Brad Kepo’o, Speared
March 17: Ahi (115) Rene Simard, Capt. Brian Schumaker, Anxious
March 17: Ono (20/20/35) Unknown, Capt. Fran O’Brien, Freedom
March 17: Blue marlin (344) Kalei Villacorde, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila
March 17: Ahi (144) Shibata, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila
March 17: Blue marlin (313) Tod Bartell, Capt. Mark Bartell, Spearfish
March 18: Thresher shark (440) Tian Hannah, Capt. Kenny LLanes, Vixen
Marhc 18: Blue marlin (173.5) Tim Rodriquez, Capt. Matthew Bolton, Kahele
March 18: Blue marlin (239) Kirby Granger, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hana Mana
March 18: Spearfish (35) Tim Ney, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic
March 18: Ono (5 fish 25 to 40 pounds) Reynolds, Capt. Shawn Bebeau, Marlin Grando
March 19: Striped marlin (65) Brad Pennetto, Capt. Trevor Child, High Noon
March 19: Mahimahi (30) Herb Jensen, Capt. John Wilson, Lawai’a
March 20: Ahi (108) Doug Sanders, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions
March 20: Blue marlin (190.5) Wayne Renkamp, Capt. Jeff Heintz, LInda Sue III
March 20: Spearfish (33) Dana Romans, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
March 20: Black marlin (150) Elpida Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender
March 20: Ahi (164) Robert Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender
March 20: Striped marlin (48) Ryan Thornquist, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender
March 21: Blue marlin (247.5) Jesse Gee, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot
March 21: Spearfish (42) Chad Davis, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen
March 21: Blue marlin (279.5) Doris Moon, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class
March 21: Ono (34) Karen Rogers, Capt. Dave Bensko, Reel Class
March 21: Ono (53) David Borges, Capt. David Borges, The He’e
March 21: Ahi (102.5/151) Ann/Dale Kadrmas, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
March 21: Ono (f5 fish 18 to 30 pounds) Johnathon Family, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
March 22: Ulua (38) Nelson Llanes, Shoreline
March 22: Ono (30/35) Dimarco Mireles, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
March 22: Ono (20/25/30) Rudy/ Jim, Cap. David Nahuina, Keiki Auana
March 22: Ahi (110/152.5/176) Mark Eslit, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
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