The Weekly Report for For April 8, 2015

 

From Fish Track:

Checkout the latest Kona Update report (by Jim Rizzuto) for some special April Fool’s day fishing stories including a brief “run” of black marlin.

http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-reports/kona-offshore-update-report_1658

On the charterboat Maverick, skipper Trevor Child and crew Chad Kieswetter released a black marlin estimated at 400 to 500 pounds. It was the first black reported so far this year. Photo courtesy of Maverick Sportfishing.
On the charterboat Maverick, skipper Trevor Child and crew Chad Kieswetter released a black marlin estimated at 400 to 500 pounds. It was the first black reported so far this year. Photo courtesy of Maverick Sportfishing.

 

The Big-Fish List for 2015:

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 2015 in each of 22 categories. They are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat, and date.

  • Blue marlin, 1,058, Kai Rizzuto, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui, Feb. 18.

*    Black marlin, (vacant)

  • Ahi, 210, Craig Chambers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui. Jan. 25.
  • Bigeye tuna, 189, Meg Stern, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance. Feb. 19.
  • Striped marlin, 141.5, Capt. Roky Guaron, Hooked Up, March 26.
  • Spearfish, (tie) 52.9, Floyd Pansano, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike, March 10; and 52.7, Kasey Buising, Capt. Mark Schubert, Captain Jack, March 6.
  •  Sailfish, 101, Craig Cugnit, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Jan. 31
  • Mahimahi, 53, Ray Mohammed, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em. March 15.
  • Ono, 58.5, Asa Sugitan, Crazy Ann. Jan. 31

*  Kaku (vacant)

*  Kahala (vacant)

  • Ulua (giant trevally), 104.5, Adam Hodgson, Kayak.  March 31.
  • Omilu (bluefin trevally), 13.5, Bruce Lentz, caught from shore.  April 2.
  • Otaru (skipjack tuna), 25, Richard Rempel, Capt. Deneen Wargo, Bite Me 6. Jan 2.

*  Broadbill swordfish, (vacant)

*  Ahipalaha (albacore), (vacant)

  • Kawakawa, 14), Peter Hilf, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights. March 27.
  • Kamanu (rainbow runner), 20, Devin Hallingstadt, kayak.  March 26.

*  Opakapaka (pink snapper),  (vacant)

*  Onaga (ulaula ko`aie), (vacant)

*  Uku (gray snapper), (vacant)

*  O`io (bonefish), (vacant)

 

Beasts of the Week (marlin weighing 500 pounds or more):

March 31: Blue marlin (574) Lat Wipplinger, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Hooked Up

April1: Blue marlin (590) Corinne, Burns, Capt. Steve Tarbill, Kona Concept

 

Tag and Release

March 29: Blue marlin (320) Nick Hocking, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

March 29: Blue marlin (80, 125, and 200) Pat Brian, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

March 29: Blue marlin (200 and 500) Campbell Myers, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

March 30: Blue marlin (200) Molly Mullany, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

March 30: Spearfish (30) Wes Smith, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

March 30: Blue marlin (350) Pat Brian, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

March 30: Blue marlin (180) Bob O’Neil, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

March 31: Blue marlin (225) Pat Brian, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

March 31: Blue marlin (200) Isabelle Deslandes, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

March 31: Blue marlin (100) Gerry McGree, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Hooked Up

March 31: Blue marlin (225) Tyler Case, Capt. Bill Casey, Silky

March 31: Black marlin (500) Ted Robinson, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

April 1: Blue marlin (250) Eric Monroe, (250) Steve Hana, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

April 1: Blue marlin (650) Pat Brian, (250) Carol Herren, spearfish (40) Zach Hana, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 1: Blue marlin (450) Hugh Milam, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

April 1: Black marlin (400) Christian Borcher, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

April 2: Blue marlin (90) Pat Brian, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

April 2: Blue marlin (450) Cate Hana, Capt. David Crawford, Kona Blue

April 2: Blue marlin (190) Unknown, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

April 3: Blue marlin (125) Chase Delles, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

April 3: Spearfish (40) Unknown, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

April 4: Blue marlin (175) Craig Johnston, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 5: Blue marlin (150) Jennifer Rice, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

April 5: Spearfish (45) Pat Brian, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

April 5: Blue marlin (200) Michael Cain, Capt. Jeff Watson, Linda Sue III

 

Notable

March 29: Striped marlin (89) Glenn Airtley, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

March 29: Blue marlin (300) Jackie Kaiawe, Capt. Lance Sundquist, Limitless

March 29: Blue marlin (153) Ipo Kala, Byrd Hopfe, Byrdz 1

March 30: Spearfish (40) Ashley Hobot, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

March 31: Spearfish (41.5) Krista Calfee, striped marlin (82.5) Alex Calfee, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

March 31: Blue marlin (84) Troy Means, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

March 31: Striped marlin (100) Tyler Case, Capt. Bill Casey, Silky

March 31: Spearfish (38) Parker Carroll, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

March 31: Blue marlin (104) David Pracht, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

April 1: Spearfish (45) Jack Hofkins, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 1: Omilu (13.5) Bruce Lentz, Shoreline

April 2: Mahimahi (27) Joe Monier, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

April 2: Blue marlin (209) Scott Borison, Capt. James Bach, Fish Wish

April 2: Blue marlin (92) James Saffel, Capt. Fran O’Brien, Freedom

April 2: Ahi (112, 114, 127, and 136) Tom Grabowski, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

April 3: Blue marlin (182) Michele Poggie, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

April 3: Blue marlin (342) Jeff Jones, Capt., Butch Chee, Duck Soup

April 4: Spearfish (30) Unknown, Capt. Randy Llanes, Sundowner

April 4: Striped marlin (111) Joel Mickelson, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

April 4: Spearfish (35) Anna Harris, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

April 4: Spearfish (48) Bradson Rideout, Capt.  David Crawford, Kona Blue

April 5: Striped marlin (110) Royal Brown, Capt. Marlin Parker,  Marlin Magic II

 

The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2015 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, please CONTACT ME.

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