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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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
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
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