2017 Big-Fish List update

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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).

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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 rizzutojim1@gmail.com.

Blue Marlin: Blue marlin, 925, Guy Terwilliger, Capt. Cindy Cary, Cindy Lu. April 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. April 4

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

Beasts of the week

None reported

Released

May 1: Blue marlin (225) Rick Denhup, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 4: Spearfish (35) unknown, Tropical Sun

May 5: Blue marlin (150) Mike Vedette, Capt. Reuben Rubio, Sundowner

Boated

April 30: Ono (31) Kathy Mohr, Capt. Reuben Rubio, Sundowner

April 30: Blue marlin (118) Garrett Noreck, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Bomboy’s Toy

May 1: Spearfish (30) Rick Denhup, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

May 2: Ono (25) Erik Shove, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

May 3: Blue marlin (107) Kyrsten Gallo, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

May 3: Spearfish (41) T.R. Wilson, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

May 4: Ahi (110) Gabby Felberova, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance

May 4: Mahimahi (32) Nathan, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

May 4: Ono (19) unknown, Capt. Bill Casey, Marlin Grando

May 4: Ono (20) unknown, Tropical Sun

May 4: Ahi (144) Dave Hill, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

May 5: Ahi (114.5) Jeff Paula, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6

May 5: Blue marlin (494) Greg Gammage, Capt. Will Lazenby, Linda Sue IV

May 5: Ono (36 and 46) Mike Vedette, Capt. Reuben Rubio, Sundowner

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May 6: Ahi (149) Peter Wiebe, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

May 6: Ono (25) Rick Denhup, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

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