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Aloha, welcome to the Hawaii state records listing. The fish on this page are the largest taken in Hawaii regardless of how they were obtained.

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Tuna Weight Angler Location Date
Albacore 89.2 lbs Louis Bolos Jr. Pohiki, Hawaii 4/1/11
Bigeye Tuna 277 lbs 5 oz Jason Van Den Hende, Thomas Pantalion & Charley Lively Poho'iki, Hawai'i 7/22/13
Bluefin Tuna 376 lbs Jeffry C. Fear Kumukahi Point, Hawaii 8/13/83
Frigate Mackerel (Oioi) 3 lbs 11 oz Edward Narimasu Maili Point, O'ahu 8/26/00
Kawakawa (Wavyback Skipjack) 26 lbs 3 oz Mark K. Tokusato Kumukahi Koa, Hawaii 4/25/04
Skipjack Tuna 40 lbs 8 oz David Borgman Haleiwa 7/2/00
Striped Bonito 12.6 lbs John Meston North Shore, Moloka'i 5/14/12
Yellowfin Tuna 325 lbs Joey Cabell Lana'i 7/13/90
Billfish Weight Angler Location Date
Marlin, black 1,205 lbs LEI ALOHA Red Hill, Hawai'i 7/19/80
Marlin, blue 1,805 lbs Gail Choy-Kaleiki Wai'anae, O'ahu 6/10/70
Marlin, striped 212 lbs Bickerstaff and Clark families Keahole Point, Hawai'i 3/25/11
Sailfish 151 lbs Rodney Takaki Punalu'u, Hawai'i 5/5/13
Spearfish 76.8 lbs Alan Cadiz North Shore, Maui 11/20/11
Swordfish 503 lbs Josh Bunch Kona, Hawai'i 6/15/06
Pelagics Weight Angler Location Date
Escolar 4 lbs 5 oz Gary Largo Island of Oahu, LL-buoy 12/21/05
Flyingfish 1 lb 7 oz Glen M. Nekoba Jr. Kona, Hawai'i 3/29/98
Kamanu (Rainbow Runner) 42 lbs 8 oz Eric Hawkins Moloka'i 1/10/13
Louvar 225 lbs Capt. Molly Palmer Kona, Hawaii 7/22/13
Mahimahi (Dorado) 82 lbs Kathy Hunter Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 9/24/87
Mola, slender 9 lbs 8 oz Ryan Koga and Arthur Oshima Z-buoy, Kauai 12/22/10
Monchong (Lustrous Pomfret) 23.5 lbs Mark Vierra Halena Pali, Hawai'i 4/9/14
Ono (Wahoo) 133.2 lbs Tom Brandt & Sky Mullins Pohoiki, Hawaii 12/2/00
Opah or Moon Fish 138 lbs Capt. Dale Leverone Kona, Hawai'i 4/11/05
Pilot Fish 1.29 lbs Brent Masunaga South Point, Hawaii 12/27/09
Shark, mako 1,207 lbs Jodie Daniels Kona, Hawai'i 3/2/90
Shark, thresher 952 lbs John Patterson / Bill Rhee Kona, Hawaii 3/30/07
Small Dolphin Fish (C. equiselis) 7.35 lbs Jayson and Branon Yim Wai'anae, O'ahu 7/24/08
Snake Mackerel Fish 8 lbs 8 oz Carl Okamoto Kehena, Hawaii 4/11/13
Sunfish (Mola Mola) 575 lbs Capt. Dan Shaffer Palaoa Point Lighthouse, Lana'i 6/11/95
Yellowtail 1.9 lbs Chad Onodera Kaneohe, Oahu 12/29/12
Bottom Fish Weight Angler Location Date
'Aweoweo (bulleye) 10 lbs 14 oz Dr. Christopher Kelley Penguin Bank, O'ahu 2/22/05
Berndt's Barbudo Fish 6.4 lbs Daniel Boteilho Kaupo, Maui 11/14/13
Cuvier's Berycid Fish 11 lbs 6 oz Bradley Saito Maui 6/30/12
Dawn Boarfish .82 lbs Gary Sanada Penguin Banks 6/13/12
Deepbody Boarfish 14 oz Mitchell Dixon Kona, Hawaii 3/1/14
Evermann's Nomeid 5.35 lbs Wesley Yoshihiro East Oahu 4/7/07
Flowery Flounder 3 lbs 14 oz John R. Hansen III Hawai'i-kai, O'ahu 7/24/03
Large-Headed Scorpionfish 6.98 lbs Clayton Kiyabu Penguin Bank 9/11/10
Many Whiskered Brotulid 3 lbs 6 oz Michael Matsunaga Penguin Bank 2/11/01
Mirror Dory 6 lbs 10 oz Kwanji Fukuyama Kawaihae/Kohala 3/22/13
Seabass, giant (Hapu'upu'u) 563 lbs Russell Mori Maui 2/27/89
Seabass, Hawaiian (Hapu'upu'u) 63 lbs Andy Thomas Penguin Banks 11/3/12
Snapper (Von Siebold's) Kalekale 3 lbs 9 oz Layne Nakagawa Pailolo Channel, Maui 1/9/12
Snapper, Golden (Kalekale) 2 lbs 1 oz Mark Sunada Penguin Banks 2/27/06
Snapper, Goldflag 3.2 lbs Guy Yoshihiro Penguin Banks 12/29/12
Snapper, gray (Uku) 39 lbs 8 oz Won Park Molokai Channel 4/27/08
Snapper, humpback 7 lbs John Camero Hamakua Coast, Hawai'i 11/24/89
Snapper, long-tailed red (Onaga) 28 lbs Greg Holzman Ni'ihau 8/14/96
Snapper, pink ('Opakapaka) 18.5 lbs Greg Holzman South Point, Niihau 5/25/09
Snapper, Randall's 28 lbs 8 oz Capt. Dale Leverone Kona, Hawai'i 8/25/09
Snapper, red (Ehu) 11 lbs 6 oz Michael Matsunaga Ka'ena Pt., O'ahu 5/3/05
Snapper, silverjaw (Lehi) 32 lbs 7 oz Patrick Henriques Kapa'a, Kaua'i 12/29/96
Snapper, yellow-barred (Gindai) 4.29 lbs Roger Takabayashi Penguin Banks 8/30/13
Soldierfish (Yellowfin) 14 oz Michael Matsunaga Kahuku, O'ahu 2/3/12
Unicolor Grouper 3 lbs 5 oz Jane Kiriu Kohala, Hawaii 4/26/03
Walu (Oil fish) 89 lbs Kamrin Kam, Peyton Haleamau and Capt. Kenneth Kam Jr. First Lava Flow, Kona 8/21/10
Whitefin Trevally 3.87 lbs Michael Matsunaga Haleiwa, Oahu 8/28/06
Midwater Fish Weight Angler Location Date
Aholehole (Flag-Tail Fish) 2 lbs 1 oz Ryan M. Okino Puna, Hawaii 6/24/03
Akule (Bigeye Scad) 2.07 lbs Jason Richardson Olowalu, Maui 4/16/14
Barracuda (Kaku) 77 lbs Dean Hayashi Olowalu, Maui 3/22/92
Giant Needlefish 15 lbs 12 oz Shawn Hackler Ka'ena Point, O'ahu 7/16/00
Opelu (D. pinnulatus) 2 lbs 12.8 oz Rex K. Matsunaga Ka'ena Point, O'ahu 3/2/99
'Opelu (Decapterus muroadsi) 4.4 lbs Jack Hinano Delgado Ka'ena Point, O'ahu 12/27/06
Palani (Dussumier's Surgeonfish) 13.2 lbs Nathan Hillen Kanaha Beach Park, Maui 11/22/11
Pualu (Yellowfin Surgeonfish) 10 lbs 12 oz Jonathan Barretto Barbers Point, Oahu 2/14/04
Saba (Chub Mackerel) 1 lb 2.2 oz Herbert Nakagawa Waimea Bay, O'ahu 1/27/97
Saba (Spotted Mackerel) 3.4 lbs John Meston North Shore, Moloka'i 5/14/12
Unicornfish, Bluespine (Kala) 12.7 lbs Carl Hillen Kaneohe Bay, O'ahu 12/15/05
Unicornfish, Sleek 12.8 lbs Layne Kimura Olowalu, Maui 12/7/13
Unicornfish, Spotted 12 lbs Kirk R. Kiriu Kohala, Hawai'i 11/19/99
Unicornfish, Whitemargin 14 lbs Stephen Kilkenny North Kona, Hawaii 7/3/13
Waha-nui (Fork-Tailed Snapper) 5 lbs 3.9 oz John Meston North Shore, Moloka'i 3/25/93
Wide-Range Fish Weight Angler Location Date
Amberjack (Kahala) 151 lbs 8 oz Justin Lazar Kona, Hawaii 7/1/10
Barred Jack 8.09 lbs Shamus Kumashiro Hawaii-Kai, Oahu 9/7/02
Bigeye Trevally 18.75 lbs Matt Hoshino Ka'ena Point, O'ahu 10/20/07
Black Trevally 18 lbs 3 oz William Puou IV Miloli'i, Hawai'i 2/19/13
Bluefin Trevally ('Omilu) 28 lbs 8 oz Pat Orden MCBH, Oahu 12/31/07
Butaguchi or Thicklipped Ulua 46 lbs Jamie Barlow North Shore, Oahu 11/15/13
Giant Trevally (White Ulua) 191 lbs Al Gadow Lahaina, Maui 1/14/80
Golden Trevally (Pa'opa'o) 17 lbs 12 oz Tyler Nishioka Kane'ohe, O'ahu 6/23/00
Green Jack 6.83 lbs Bob Takeuchi Pearl Harbor, Oahu 2/5/02
Island Jack (Yellowspot Ulua) 17 lbs 3 oz Brandon Ueki South Maui 10/5/01
Mirror Trevally (Kagami or African Pompano) 55 lbs Joseph Starkey North Shore, O'ahu 5/28/14
Omaka 1 lb 11 oz Lisa K. Martinez Pearl Harbor, Oahu 5/6/00
Tripletail 7 lbs Calvin Lai Jr. Kona, Hawaii 4/10/07
Whitemouth Jack (Dobe) 2.98 lbs Brad De Rego and Kekoa Aspera East Maui 6/11/05
Whitetongue Jack 8.96 lbs Deytyn Asami Lahaina, Maui 11/8/10
Nearshore Fish Weight Angler Location Date
Anthias, Yellow .8 lbs Max Dennis Olowalu, Maui 3/27/13
Awaawa (Ladyfish) 22 lbs 3 oz Darryl Nakasone Pearl Harbor, O'ahu 10/26/85
Aweoweo (Heteropriacanthus cruentatus) 15 oz Aloha Sunn Puna, Hawaii 1/8/14
Aweoweo (Priacanthus meeki) 1.5 lbs Toby Pacheco Kea'au Bay, Hawaii 6/25/14
Barracuda (Heller's) 9 lbs 4 oz Carl Okamoto Kalapana, Hawaii 1/4/10
Blenny, marbled 0.09 oz Bryson Uno Waianae, Oahu 7/11/11
Butterflyfish, Lined 2.07 lbs Michael Tamashiro Moloa'a, Kaua'i 8/7/10
Cardinalfish, bandtail (upapalu) .13 lbs Thomas-Jon Giel Kapaa Beach Park, Hawaii 6/14/09
Cardinalfish, bridled ('upapalu) .0.16 oz Alfred Galiza Jr. South Point, Hawaii 7/8/11
Cornetfish 7.8 lbs Michael Ignacio Manuka, Hawaii 2/19/11
Cowfish, spiny 1 lb 10 oz Thomas Newton Ewa Beach, O'ahu 5/27/00
Durgon, Black 1.7 lbs Pauline Sugimoto Paradise Park, Hawai'i 6/8/13
Durgon, Pinktail 1.5 lbs Domonick Uchima Kohala, Hawaii 5/5/13
Filefish (scrawled) 6.53 lbs Sanavin Dumlao Punalu'u, Oahu 1/25/13
Flagtail Sandtilefish .09 lbs Jim Spencer Kalihiwai, Kauai 6/1/09
Frogfish (Commerson's) 12 lbs Kahana Itozaki Ka'u, Hawai'i 3/4/99
Goatfish, Bandtail 1.24 lbs Paul Lawai'a Berce Kanaha, Maui 2/5/11
Goatfish, Blue (Moano Kea) 6 lbs 12 oz Richard Oliver O'ahu 3/10/96
Goatfish, Doublebar (Munu) 3 lbs 7 oz Richard Bettua Molokai 9/21/05
Goatfish, Manybar (moano) 1 lb 13 oz Ronald M. Hasegawa Honolulu, Hawaii 3/27/04
Goatfish, Pfluger's (Moelua) 7 lbs 15 oz Asa Suguitan Kohala Coast, Hawaii 1/6/12
Goatfish, Sidespot (Malu) 1 lb 15 oz Donny Egusa East Hawai'i 10/16/10
Goatfish, White-Saddle (Kumu) 6 lbs 14 oz John D. Hirokane O'ahu 10/11/98
Goatfish, Yellowfin (Weke 'ula) 2.01 lbs Gary Soma Jr. Kaneohe Bay, Oahu 7/3/13
Goatfish, yellowstripe 1.86 lbs Kyle Roche Ala Moana Beach Park, O'ahu 10/27/06
Gurnard, Helmet (Flying) 2.09 lbs Uncle Harry Coelho Lahaina, Maui 6/16/13
Hawaiian Bristletooth 1.41 lbs Dustin Hans Lonopi'ilani Taka Honokohau, Hawaii 7/20/08
Herring, Round (Mikiawa) 4.5 oz Izayah Naboa Bayfront Hilo, Hawaii 2/15/11
Knifejaws (spotted) 18.12 lbs James Madrigal Pohoiki, Hawaii 5/4/14
Kole 1.045 lbs Tyston Enos Hilo Breakwall, Hawaii 12/6/08
Kupipi (Black-Spot Sergeant) 1 lb 9 oz Jonathan Juan Hamakua Coast, Hawai'i 5/14/99
Lai (Leatherback) 6.68 lbs Romeo V. Ramos Hickam, O'ahu 4/3/04
Lizard Fish 11 oz William Disbro Punalu'u, O'ahu 11/5/95
Lizard Fish, Clearfin 1 lb 5 oz Colin Chun Wailupe, O'ahu 12/5/99
Lizard Fish, Orangemouth 1.015 lbs Scott Sakamoto South Kona, Hawaii 9/22/10
Mamo (Hawaiian Sergeant) 12 oz Kirsti-Ann Togashi Ka'anapali, Maui 8/21/03
Manini (Convict Surgeonfish) 1 lb 6.24 oz Bryson Bradford Yadao Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai 6/11/00
Menpachi (Bigscale Soldierfish) 1 lb 13.5 oz Brian Chang Kuaei, Maui 6/25/00
Milkfish (Awa) 44 lbs David Hudcovic Lehua, Niihau 7/13/03
Moi (Pacific Threadfin) 10 lbs 4 oz Buffy Tabayoyon Wailua, Kauai 5/2/08
Mu (Porgy 13 lbs Rex C. Bigg Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 7/12/92
Mullet, striped 5.6 lbs Harvey Shima Paiko Beach, O'ahu 5/4/10
Nenue (Bluestriped Chub) 3 lbs 4 oz Travis Mitchell Hilo Breakwall, Hawaii 10/11/08
Nenue (Highfin Chub) 8.23 lbs Shawn Darngii North Shore, O'ahu 7/1/04
Nenue (Lowfin Chub) 10.26 lbs Gabriel Iaea South Shore, Oahu 5/31/08
Nenue (Rudderfish) 12 lbs 1 oz Brad De Rego South Maui 3/5/03
Nohu (Devil Scorpion Fish) 1.64 lbs Neal Kido Ala Moana, Oahu 10/23/13
Nohu (Scorpion Fish) 9.6 lbs Jeff Hitchcock Ho'okipa, Maui 9/29/03
'O'io (Bonefish) 18 lbs 2 oz William Badua Hawai'i 1954
Oio, Longjaw 9.94 lbs Wayne Gemeno Kahuku, Oahu 11/23/13
Parrotfish, redlip (Uhu) 18 lbs 1 oz William C. Mahin Uaoa Bay, Maui 3/18/01
Parrotfish, Regal 4 lbs William C. Mahin Kapuna, Maui 9/28/02
Parrotfish, spectacled (Uhu) 14 lbs 9 oz Henry S. Blas Kane'ohe, O'ahu 1/19/03
Parrotfish, Stareye 8.25 lbs Shane Hamamoto Puuiki, Oahu 9/16/01
Po'opa'a (Stocky Hawkfish) 1.74 lbs Jonathan Shim Kahe Point, O'ahu 12/4/05
Porcupine Fish 17 lbs 12 oz Merrick Nishimoto Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 1/24/03
Roi (Peacock Grouper) 10 lbs 3 oz Kaulana Fuhrmann Kalapana, Hawaii 1/31/10
Sabre Squirrelfish ('Ala'ihi) 8 lbs 6 oz Eddie Carvalho Jr. Kohala, Hawai'i 9/2/94
Seahorse, smooth .09 oz Malia Wallace Hawai'i-kai, O'ahu 2/27/06
Snakefish 1.12 lbs Daniel Chamizo Ku'au, O'ahu 6/30/11
Soldierfish, Shadowfin .5 lbs Tasha Palmer Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 4/30/11
Spotfin Squirrelfish 1.04 lbs Braxton D.W. Chong Sandy Beach, Oahu 12/24/12
Surgeonfish, whitebar .73 lbs Marla Yamashita Kapoho, Hawaii 11/9/03
Surgeonfish, whitespotted 1.61 lbs Nathan Sawada Haleiwa, Oahu 3/23/05
Ta'ape (Blue-lined Snapper) 2.02 lbs Nelson Kido Penguin Banks 2/25/12
To'au (Blacktail Snapper) 4 lbs 8 oz James Juan Hamakua, Hawai'i 5/15/07
Triggerfish (Black Durgon) 1 lb 7.04 oz Ciarra Kimi Koki Koloa Harbor, Kaua'i 6/29/00
Triggerfish, bluelined 2.6 lbs Max Dennis Olowalu, Maui 3/27/13
Triggerfish, finescale 16.28 lbs Hoala Greevy Ka'ena Point, Oahu 2/2/13
Trumpetfish 2.6 lbs Sandy Peurach Kihei, Maui 4/3/12
Wrasse (black spot)/Hogfish/Tableboss 6 lbs 5 oz Kip Harworth Puna, Hawaii 12/3/00
Wrasse, black-striped 6 lbs 2 oz Rex C. Bigg Keahole Pt., Hawai'i 1/1/96
Wrasse, blacktail 2.57 lbs Davis Holt Sand Island, Oahu 6/3/04
Wrasse, Cigar 2 lbs 5 oz Russell A. Romo Kahana, Maui 6/9/12
Wrasse, green (Hinalea) 4 lbs 9 oz Walter Balai Malama Flats, Hawai'i 2/4/93
Wrasse, pearl 1.82 lbs Jaren Luke Kualoa, Oahu 7/4/05
Wrasse, ringtail (Po'ou) 4 lbs 7 oz Kyle Okamoto Puna, Big Island 1/12/12
Wrasse, sharp-headed (Po'ou) 5 lbs 8 oz Blake Higashi 'Olowalu, Maui 4/24/99
Wrasse-Peacock Razorfish 3.29 lbs Paul Okubo Lahaina, Maui 5/1/10
Crustaceans Weight Angler Location Date
'A'ama Crab 2.95 oz Richard Chang OTEC, Hawaii 7/10/14
Crab, 7-11 3.14 lbs Thaddeus Marckesano Ku'au, Maui 8/7/10
Crab, Hawaiian Swimming 2 lbs 8 oz Justin A. Valentine South Maui 1/11/03
Crab, Samoan 7 lbs 7 oz Skye Manuel Windward, O'ahu 5/27/09
Crab, Samoan (Female) 4.54 lbs Cyndi Galios Pearl Harbor, Oahu 5/26/05
Crab, sponge 6.1 lbs Bert J. Balecha First Bridge, O'ahu 8/2/08
Crab, white 14 ounces Andrew Penny Kailua, Oahu 1/27/07
Giant Mantis Shrimp 1.35 lbs Keith Harvey Ala Wai Canal, O'ahu 10/11/02
Lobster, Slipper 4.62 lbs Anson Ryusaki Puako, Hawaii 9/3/09
Lobster, Spiny 6 lbs Robert Jensen North Kona, Hawaii 9/4/05
Opihi 8 oz Allen Hedge Koko Head, O'ahu 11/26/06
Squid/Octopus/Eels Weight Angler Location Date
Eel, conger (tohei) 28.27 lbs Garrick Fukuyama Upolu/Kohala, Hawaii 12/5/13
Eel, Dragon Moray 2.5 lbs Avery Berido Puna, Hawaii 7/2/08
Eel, moray 81 lbs Jordan Kilkenny North Kona, Big Island 3/13/11
Octopus 19.01 lbs Stewart Matsunaga Ka'ena Point, O'ahu 10/6/00
Octopus, Night 5.49 lbs Alvin A. Naguwa Kaleloa Beach, Oahu 7/21/12
Pelagic or Squid Octopus 8 lbs Waterdawgys North Shore, Maui 8/16/03
Squid (bigfin, muhe'e) 11 oz Braxton D.W. Chong Hawaii-kai, Oahu 10/18/13
Squid (Diamond Back) 23 lbs Errol Nishimura South Shore, O'ahu 10/21/95
Squid (Flying Red) 11.31 lbs Stephen Kelii Garguilo Ko Olina, Oahu January 2012
Freshwater Fish Weight Angler Location Date
Bass, largemouth 9 lbs 9.4 oz Dickie Broyles Waita Res., Kaua'i 1/26/92
Bass, peacock (Tucunare) 9 lbs 4.2 oz Barry Brun Lihu'e, Kaua'i 11/5/90
Bass, smallmouth 4.98 lbs Chad Boteilho Secret Location 2/7/04
Bluegill 8 oz June Rae Maeda Lake Wilson, O'ahu 6/9/00
Catfish, channel 43 lbs 13 oz Dayton Miyamura Lake Wilson, O'ahu 3/24/74
Catfish, Chinese 2 lbs 11 oz Madeline Pang Heather Nu'uanu Reservoir 9/2/06
German Grass Carp 13 lbs 4.5 oz Darrell K. Ariola Waita Reservoir, Kaua'i 1/16/96
Jaguar Cichlid 3.28 lbs Steve Winner Lake Wilson, Oahu 6/16/12
Oopu Nakea 6 oz Norton T.M. Chan Nu'uanu Stream, Oahu 2/7/10
Oscar 2 lbs 6 oz Hugh Okuma Lake Wilson, O'ahu 8/27/76
Pacu 18 lbs Tyson Fukuyama Manoa Pond, Oahu 9/7/09
Pongee (Snakehead) 7 lbs 1/4 oz Ann Hart Lake Wilson, O'ahu 10/24/77
Rainbow Trout 5 lbs 10 oz Mark I. Sueyasu Koke'e, Kaua'i 8/7/91
Red Devil 1.16 lbs Denton Miyamura Lake Wilson, O'ahu 6/24/07
Tilapia 4 lbs 3 oz Logan Tantog Hauula, Oahu 11/18/06
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