Otaru, Blue Marlin, `Ahi, Bigeye Trevally, Broadbill Swordfish.

Check out this week’s Kona update featuring a wide-range of catches from otaru, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, ono, bigeye trevally to an overnight BBSwordIhuNuibroadbill swordfish. Follow the action with Jim Rizzuto every week.

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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. The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2015 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an e-mail (rizzutojim1@gmail.com).

* Blue marlin, 1,226.5, Dean Lemman, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna. May 27.

* Black marlin, (vacant)

*Ahi, 233, Ken Smith, Capt. Bobby Cherry. Cherry Pit II, May 1.

*Bigeye tuna, 189, Meg Stern, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance. Feb. 19.

*Striped marlin (tie), 141.5, Capt. Rocky Guaron, Hooked Up, March 26 and 142, Jody Pintar, Capt Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV.  April 8.

*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, 19, Bruce Lentz, Shoreline. Apr 27.

* 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), 29, Unknown, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I. June 7.

* Broadbill swordfish, 50.5, Tony Clark, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui. June 6.

* Ahipalaha (albacore), (vacant)

* Kawakawa, 14, Peter Hilf, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights. March 27.

* Kamanu (rainbow runner), 21, Adam Hodgson, kayak.  May 28.

* Opakapaka (pink snapper),  (vacant)

* Onaga (ulaula ko`aie), (vacant)

* Uku (gray snapper), 15,  Toby McCain, Simon Metson, Bessie. April 11.

* O`io (bonefish), 5.4, James Cintas (6 years old), Shoreline.

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

June 1: Blue marlin (673) Kimo/Christian Abrojena, Capt. R. Rubio, Ichiban

June 3: Blue marlin (685.5) Paul Musgrave, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

Tag and Release

June 1: Blue marlin (100) Bill Kuecker, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 1: Blue marlin (150) Brad Geneziose,  Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 1: Blue marlin (200) RJ Wiedemann, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 1: Blue marlin (150) Jada Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

June 2: Blue marlin (175) Stacy Sitzer, (175) Diane Sitzer, (225) Rick Sitzer, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

June 3: Blue marlin (200) Brian Whitley, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 3: Blue marlin (150 and 180) Tom/Lisa, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

June 3: Blue marlin (180) Phil Rowe, Capt. Kent Mongreig, Sea Wife II

June 3: Blue marlin (120) Javier Hernandez, Capt. Jeff Watson, Linda Sue III

June 3: Spearfish (25) Buck Vinson, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

June 4: Blue marlin (150) Laverne Pena, (170) Roma Pena, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 4: Blue marlin (250) Daniel Downing, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

June 4: Blue marlin (120, 140, and 200) Scott Cherry, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 4: Blue marlin (300) Jake Dorweiler, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

June 5: Blue marlin (125) Adele Enomoro, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

June 5: Blue marlin (120, 140, and 180) Lanny Andrew, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 6: Blue marlin (120 and 175) Zadoc Brown, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 6: Blue marlin (200), spearfish (30) Larry Peardon, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

June 6: Blue marlin (150) Chris Bays, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

June 7: Blue marlin (300) Jo Dando, (600) Troy Dando, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 7: Blue marlin (100) Bill Morten, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

Notable

June 1: Spearfish (42) Khuram, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

June 1: Ahi (12 fish to 30 pounds) Ryan/Cynthia Haouck, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner

June 2: Blue marlin (155.5) Craig Kessler, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

June 2: Ahi (164) Randy Oden, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

June 2: Blue marlin (171) Khuram, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

June 2: Aku (29) unknown, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me I

June 2: Spearfish (30) Brad Smith, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 2: Blue marlin (107) James Parfinovics, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 3: Blue marlin (128.5) Vic Hebert, Capt. Chris Hudson, Camelot

June 3: Blue marlin (163.5) Alika Hoopau, Shecky Cabulizan, Kahealani II

June 3: Blue marlin (191.5) Jimmy Jones, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 4: Blue marlin (174.5) Cameron O’Halloran, Capt. Ryan O’Halloran, Rita Marie

June 4: Blue marlin (132.5) Christan Tremdlay, Flying Dog

June 4: Blue marlin (206) Shawn Palmer, Capt. Molly Palmer, Miss Molly

June 4: Ono (40) Tim Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 4: Blue marlin (200) Walten Kosich, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 4: Spearfish (41) Khuram, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

June 4: Blue marlin (107.5) Bailey Vogt, E2 Long, Manu

June 4: Spearfish (40) Jake Dorweiler, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 5: Blue marlin (135.5) Savannah Lighty, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah

June 5: Blue marlin (148.5) Evelene Ricci, (184) Angie Debraga, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 5: Spearfish (20) Fu Sheng, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 6: Swordfish (50.5) Tony Clark, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 6: Blue marlin (170.5) Andy Ward, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

 

One Response

  1. Jim Rizzuto

    From Jeff Brown: Jim I’ve been away from Facebook for awhile but I never fail to credit you as my fishing guru… We enjoyed Shirley’s uku recipe last week. Some `ono, mahalo, Mr. Rizzuto!

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