Big Fish List | 11-18-14

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.

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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: 587, Jeff Zager and Trevor Pasley, Lehua, Oct. 4

Ahi: 227.5, Kim Gardner, Capt. Ruben Rubio, Vixen, May 15

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

Striped marlin: 114.5, John Dieckman, Capt. Tobin Hudgins, Silky, April 16

Spearfish: 49.5, Gwen Stutheit, Capt. Don Stutheit, Kona Spirit, Feb. 26; and 50, Jack Sampson, Capt. Dave Unger, Nasty Habit, April 20

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

Mahimahi: 56.5, Mike Accattato, Capt. Sam Choy, Monkey Biz II, June 20

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

Kaku (barracuda): 51, Kevin Shiraki, Grady-White, May 6

Kahala (amberjack): 56, Ryan Cintick, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai, May 16

Ulua (giant trevally): 100.5, Mitchell Izuno, Shoreline, Jan. 19, and Michael Ragas, Capt. Jeff Rogers, Aloha Kai, April 18

Omilu (bluefin trevally): 14.6, Bruce Lentz, Shoreline, April 16

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

Broadbill swordfish: 160, Michelle Amador, Capt. Mitch Latoff, Salty Dog, July 19

Ahipalaha (albacore): 53.5, Alex Becker, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila. Aug. 18

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

Kamanu (rainbow runner): 28.5, Lokahi and Kalani Aipia, Small Kine, May 22

Opakapaka (pink snapper): vacant

Onaga (ulaula koaie): 16.5, Charlie Bowman, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender, May 4

Uku (gray snapper): 31, Victor Haanio, kayak, May 6

Oio (bonefish): 10, Brandon Lopes, Shoreline, Feb. 16

BEASTS OF THE WEEK

Marlin weighing 500 pounds or more

None reported

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Nov. 9: Blue marlin (150) Frank Vanderbeck, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Nov. 11: Blue marlin (550) John Schaffer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Nov. 11: Blue marlin (110) Zack Fuller, Capt. Russ NItta, Lepika

Nov. 12: Blue marlin (275) Unknown, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

Nov. 14: Blue marlin (300) Rick Newman, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

Nov. 15: Blue marlin (200) Cheri Fogarty, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

NOTABLE CATCHES

Nov. 9: Blue marlin (452) George Sack, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em

Nov. 10: Blue Marlin (309.5) Michael Nafash, Capt. Robert Hudson, Camelot

Nov. 10: Mahimahi (4 fish to 25 pounds) Unknown, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue III

Nov. 11: Blue marlin (270) James Elliott, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

Nov. 12: Blue marlin (332.5) Dave Laird, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

Nov. 12: Blue marlin (253.5) Todd Buckley, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

Nov. 13: Mahimahi (25.5) Robert Hall, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

Nov. 15: Mu (8.5) Hector Robles, Shore

Nov. 15: Blue marlin (387) Stephen Weatherey, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

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Nov. 15: Blue marlin (300) Toby Lapp, Joey Purdy, Two Boots

Nov. 15: Blue marlin (393) Rick Chapman, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

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