Big Fish List | 3-4-14
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 2013 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Blue marlin: 787, Dick Davis and Mannie Green, Capt. Lance Gelman, Spearfish. Feb. 27.
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
Feb. 26: Blue marlin (688.5) Ted Myers, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Feb. 27: Blue marlin (787) Dick Davis/Mannie Green, Capt. Lance Gelman, Spearfish
Feb. 28: Blue marlin (594.5) Lou Groebner, Capt. Rocky Gauron, Hooked UP
TAG AND RELEASE
Feb. 23: Blue marlin (300) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Feb. 23: Striped marlin (40/50) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Feb. 24: Blue marlin (350) Pete DeLuca, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Feb. 24: Striped marlin (75) Mario DeLuca, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makan Lani
Feb. 25: Blue marlin (250) Roger Oergel, Capt. Tony Clark, Pamela
Feb. 25: Striped marlin (35) Jody Miller, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon
Feb. 25: Spearfish (40/40) Gary Miller, Capt. Dee Bradford, High Noon
Feb. 26: Striped marlin (50) Don Strickland, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II
Feb. 27: Spearfish (30) Gabe Winkler, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Feb. 27: Blue marlin (300) Shaun Lebaron, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
Feb. 28: Blue marlin (270) Ruthie Evan, Capt. Dennis Cintas, Tropical Sun
March 1: Striped marlin (40) Kristy Blough, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika
March 1: Striped marlin (30) Doyle King, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl
Feb. 23: Striped marlin (50) Smith, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Feb. 23: Spearfish (37) Steve Berger, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Feb. 23: Spearfish (30) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Feb. 23: Striped marlin (50) Jimmy Jewell, Capt. Tim Hicks, Illusions
Feb. 24: Spearfish (40) Mark Recel, Capt. Chuck WIlson, Fire Hatt
Feb. 25: Ahi (140) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui
Feb. 25: Ahi (110) Arnold Shope, Capt. Bobby Cherry, Cherry Pit II
Feb. 26: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II
Feb. 26: Spearfish (49.5) Gwen Stutheit, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit
Feb. 26: Striped marlin (87) Dave Hembroff, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept
Feb. 27: Spearfish (25) Phillip Foster, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani
Feb. 27: Spearfish (30) Ken Warnick, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt
Feb. 27: Spearfish (46) Sheldon Willis, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Feb. 27: Spearfish (35) Mike Grabseth, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl
Feb. 28: Bigeye (242) Charlie Martin, Capt. Charlie Martin, Coral
Feb. 28: Aku (28) Betsy Wheller, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I
Feb. 28: Spearfish (41) Rob Emerson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III
Feb. 28: Ahi (137) Sam Marasco, Capt. Chip Fisher, Hana Mana
March 1: Striped marlin (50) Mary Manns, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier
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