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 What's Biting

Big Island

85

Oahu

40

Maui

5

Kauai

2

There have been 149 "Granders" Recorded in the Hawaiian Islands, but I can promise you, the number is easily twice that and possibly more!

Many of the Captains practice tag and relelase on everything... unless of course they believe it's a "record" fish.

The "First" Grander  was Captain George Parker's 1002 lb caught in 1954 The local scaled record is Choys 1807 lb
Blue Marlin caught in 1962 The "World Record" is 1376 lbs, and that was caught in 1982.

When looking at the detail below, in sequential order, "BIGGEST GRANDER CATCHING MONTHS" in the Hawaiian Islands are:  July (24) , June (22), March (21), May (15), August (13), April (12), September (10), January (9), February (6), October (5), November (4), December (3)

Fish Name Weight Angler Location Date

Blue Marlin

1000

Howard Hose

Hilo, Hawaii

00-00-1998

Blue Marlin

1000

Del Marsh

Kona, Hawaii

03-28-1989

Blue Marlin

1002

David Davidson

Maui

00-00-1981

Blue Marlin

1002

George Parker

Hawaii-Kai, Oahu

11-13-1954

Blue Marlin

1005

Butch Chee

Kona, Hawaii

07-10-1962

Blue Marlin

1007

Vivian Kekahuna and Larry Ho

Kaneohe, Oahu

06-00-1994

Blue Marlin

1008

Chuck Blesso

Nawiliwili, Kauai

08-08-1997

Blue Marlin

1008

Ernie France

Kona, Hawaii

01-15-2013

Blue Marlin

1009

Fred Erickson

Kona, Hawaii

04-26-1962

Blue Marlin

1010

Capt. Paul Andrade & Crew

Hilo, Hawaii

07-06-2015

Blue Marlin

1010

Walter Uza

Waianae, Oahu

08-16-1994

Blue Marlin

1012

Wayne Watanabe

South of O'ahu

03-19-2006

Blue Marlin

1013

Pat Wond, Mitchell Meyer and Ricardo Rellin

Waianae, Oahu

03-31-1982

Blue Marlin

1014

Tosh Ervin

Kona, Hawaii

04-29-2003

Blue Marlin

1014

Jim Schultz

Kona, Hawaii

03-25-1960

Blue Marlin

1015

Tori Hesedahl

Kahe Power Plant, Oahu

03-05-2001

Blue Marlin

1015

Rudy Puana

Kaneohe, Oahu

00-00-1979

Blue Marlin

1016

John Davis

Kona, Hawaii

02-28-1986

Blue Marlin

1019

Frank Barone

Kona, Hawaii

09-07-1991

Blue Marlin

1019

Daniel O'Callaghan and Capt. Brian Toney

Kona, Hawaii

07-01-1998

Blue Marlin

1020

Jimmy Tomei

Waianae, Oahu

07-08-1984

Blue Marlin

1021

Ramon Flores

Kona, Hawaii

05-18-2001

Blue Marlin

1022

Molly Palmer

Kona, Hawaii

08-18-2012

Blue Marlin

1024

Wayne Thompson & Robert Weidenger

Waianae, Oahu

08-21-2012

Blue Marlin

1026

Mike Bixler, Jim Bierd and Michael Skaggs

Lahaina, Maui

07-18-2007

Blue Marlin

1032

Dirk Britton

Waianae, Oahu

04-01-1982

Blue Marlin

1036

Paula Pattinson

Kona, Hawaii

04-01-2002

Blue Marlin

1037

Stan Phillips and Donald Graciidis Jr.

Kona, Hawaii

05-21-1990

Blue Marlin

1040

Johnathan Harris

Maalaea, Maui

00-00-2012

Blue Marlin

1040

Mike Benham

Kona, Hawaii

06-15-1978

Blue Marlin

1041

Rex Koga

Kaneohe, Oahu

03-21-2015

Blue Marlin

1041

Mark Wilby

Kona, Hawaii

07-19-1999

Blue Marlin

1043

Steve Spina

Kona, Hawaii

07-03-2013

Blue Marlin

1045

Barrett O'Donnell

Kona, Hawaii

07-12-2001

Blue Marlin

1048

Rudy Basmayor

Kona, Hawaii

06-26-1999

Blue Marlin

1049

Gilbert Hun

Waianae, Oahu

04-14-1992

Blue Marlin

1049

Tommy Werner

Kona, Hawal'i

03-16-2006

Blue Marlin

1050

David Murasaki and Ricky Urada

Kona, Hawaii

05-25-1986

Blue Marlin

1050

Gary Nakashima and Wesley Takazono

Kaneohe, Oahu

11-05-1979

Blue Marlin

1050

James Celestino

Waianae, Oahu

08-28-1987

Blue Marlin

1051

Capt. Bill Trotter and Ray Dela Cruz

Kaneohe, Oahu

00-00-1993

Black Marlin

1051

Chris Robb

Kona, Hawaii

06-13-1993

Blue Marlin

1053

Jeffery McLaughlin

Kona, Hawaii

08-07-2000

Blue Marlin

1053

Tony Cordero and Leslie Cansibog

Waianae, Oahu

00-00-2001

Blue Marlin

1053

Jimmy Akiona Sr.

Kona, Hawaii

03-12-1989

Blue Marlin

1055

Lloyd Toriano

Kona, Hawaii

07-01-1984

Blue Marlin

1056

Matt Prater

Kona, Hawaii

03-31-2008

Blue Marlin

1058

Bob Leggio

Kona, Hawaii

09-05-1985

Blue Marlin

1058

Kai Rizzuto

Kona, Hawaii

02-18-2015

Blue Marlin

1058

Mike and Kendall Michaelis

Manele Bay, Lanai

05-25-2015

Black Marlin

1060

Herman Gomes and John Langsi

Kona, Hawaii

07-22-1985

Blue Marlin

1062

Gil Kraemer

Kona, Hawaii

08-08-1986

Blue Marlin

1062

Garrett Handwork

Kona, Hawaii

03-13-2011

Blue Marlin

1064

Tim O'Hallaran

Kona, Hawaii

06-05-2009

Blue Marlin

1066

Mike Nesbitt & Drew Bradley

Miloli'i, Big Island

08-12-2003

Blue Marlin

1067

Sandy Haught

Barber's Point, Oahu

05-05-1995

Blue Marlin

1070

Capt. Mike DeRego

Honolulu, Oahu

00-06-1972

Blue Marlin

1070

John "L.J." Benson and Mark Perkins

Kaneohe, Oahu

12-29-2000

Blue Marlin

1075

Brent Nelson

Kona Coast

08-18-2015

Blue Marlin

1077

Frieder Boeck and Fred Patricio

Kaneohe, Oahu

00-09-1993

Blue Marlin

1082

Greg Bridler

Kona, Hawaii

06-09-1991

Black Marlin

1088

Vaughn Miyauchi

Kona, Hawaii

07-05-1978

Blue Marlin

1089

Cory Vellalos

Hale'iwa, O'ahu

07-19-2003

Blue Marlin

1090

Coates Cobb Adams 5r.

Kaneohe, Oahu

09-09-1975

Blue Marlin

1092

Stacy, Kelly, Elijah & Denver

Waianae, Oahu

07-30-2012

Blue Marlin

1095

Henry Chee

Kona, Hawaii

05-30-1964

Blue Marlin

1100

Ross kawawaki and Charlie Ching

Waianae, Oahu

03-05-1989

Blue Marlin

1100

Willie Erickson

Kona, Hawaii

05-23-1967

Blue Marlin

1100

Dennis Kunahisa and Crew

Haleiwa, Oahu

05-25-1979

Blue Marlin

1101

Andrew Mau

MNorth Shore, Molokai

10-25-1997

Blue Marlin

1103

Kelly Everette

Kona, Hawaii

06-25-1987

Blue Marlin

1104

Jill and John Anderson

Kona, Hawaii

04-10-2010

Blue Marlin

1106

Rodney Kam

North Shore, Molokai

10-25-1997

Blue Marlin

1109

Drew Richardson and David Harvey

Kona, Hawaii

06-28-1994

Blue Marlin

1111

Darien and Clifford Jr.

Kona, Hawaii

03-30-1985

Blue Marlin

1112

Walter Koyanagi

Kona, Hawaii

07-01-1979

Blue Marlin

1112

Capt. Andy Anderson

Honolulu, Oahu

00-00-1978

Blue Marlin

1115

David Wolfsen

Kona, Hawaii

04-06-2001

Blue Marlin

1117

Rik Jones

Kona, Hawaii

00-06-1977

Blue Marlin

1118

Reese Randall

Lanai, Hawaii

08-03-2002

Blue Marlin

1120

Mickey Waddopus

Kona, Hawaii

04-20-1990

Blue Marlin

1120

KC Pelle

Kailua-Kona

10-25-2018

Blue Marlin

1132

Jeff Van Hove

Kona, Hawaii

11-01-26

Blue Marlin

1140

Kerwin Masunaga

Kona, Hawaii

08-09-2001

Blue Marlin

1140

Daniel Fuchigami

Lanai, Hawaii

06-01-2009

Blue Marlin

1140

John Eddy

Maui (JJ-buoy)

02-10-1992

Blue Marlin

1143

Pat Smith and Andrea Stamiforth

Kona, Hawaii

01-30-1992

Blue Marlin

1143

Ray Bayner and Paul Chiakas

Kona, Hawaii

02-25-1978

Blue Marlin

1144

Mike Banks

Kona, Hawaii

07-27-1995

Blue Marlin

1148

Mike Contrares

Port Allen, Kauai

11-11-1998

Blue Marlin

1148

Bob Unger

Kona, Hawaii

09-08-1965

Blue Marlin

1150

Keone Hoopii

Kaneohe, Oahu

03-07-1986

Blue Marlin

1150

Jimmy Fernandez

Kaneohe, Oahu

00-00-1979

Blue Marlin

1153

Stan Sack

Kona, Hawaii

06-30-1987

Blue Marlin

1157

Donnita Hamilton

Nanakuli, Oahu

00-00-1987

Blue Marlin

1161

Yasuo Takahashi

Kona, Hawaii

01-10-1992

Blue Marlin

1165

Ken Cort

Kona, Hawaii

12-28-1994

Blue Marlin

1166

Ray Hawkes

Kona, Hawaii

08-19-1993

Blue Marlin

1168

Scott Preece

Kona, Hawaii

04-22-1985

Blue Marlin

1170

Bobby Brown

Kona, Hawaii

01-20-1974

Blue Marlin

1171

Ron Walker and Walt Mahoney Jr.

Kona, Hawaii

07-20-1988

Blue Marlin

1174

Paul Ortiz and Chris Cena

Kewalo, Oahu

11-01-1996

Blue Marlin

1174

Jeffrey Russell

Kona, Hawaii

04-08-2002

Blue Marlin

1178

Armando Pacheco and Ryan Wilson

Haleiwa, Oahu

06-26-2002

Blue Marlin

1183

Steve and Sue Gibbons

Kona, Hawaii

09-17-1985

Blue Marlin

1188

Thomas Duarte and Del Leid

Kona, Hawaii

03-21-1985

Blue Marlin

1190

Michelle Kobayashi

Hilo, Hawaii

06-23-2001

Blue Marlin

1195

Don and Joan Taylor

Kona, Hawaii

06-10-1984

Blue Marlin

1199

Doug Jorgensen

Lahaina, Maui

10-29-1993

Blue Marlin

1200

Leonard Huddy

Waianae, Oahu

00-07-2001

Blue Marlin

1202

Chris Kam and Randy Marks

Kaneohe, Oahu

01-12-1988

Black Marlin

1205

Bill and Brad Brontseme and Frank Di Donna

Kona, Hawaii

07-18-1980

Blue Marlin

1207

Al Bento

South Shore, Oahu

00-05-1994

Blue Marlin

1209

Louis Paulo

Milolii, Hawaii

04-14-1978

Blue Marlin

1211

Robert Steffens

Kona, Hawaii

03-27-2014

Blue Marlin

1212

Ivan Mochida

Hilo, Hawaii

06-17-1995

Blue Marlin

1213

Daisuke Yamazaki

Kona, Hawaii

01-30-2000

Blue Marlin

1226

Dean Lemman

Kona, Hawaii

05-26-2015

Blue Marlin

1229

Richard Hartom

Kona, Hawaii

01-01-1986

Blue Marlin

1230

Isaac Kaialau

Waianae, Oahu

02-16-1997

Blue Marlin

1236

Bill Risso, Kenny Risso and Miles Iwasaki

Kaneohe, Oahu

06-18-2011

Blue Marlin

1245

Marvin Bethune

Oahu, Hawaii

00-01-2010

Blue Marlin

1252

Ed Noinain

Kona, Hawaii

03-25-2008

Blue Marlin

1252

William Frando and Nathan Libarios

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

00-04-1977

Blue Marlin

1257

Robert H. Waryas

Kona, Hawaii

09-25-1978

Blue Marlin

1259

Miguel Koenig

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

07-06-2003

Blue Marlin

1265

Hunter Clawson

Milolii, Hawaii

09-13-1983

Blue Marlin

1269

Jesse Masagatani and Tommy Medeiros

Kaneohe, Oahu

03-08-1986

Blue Marlin

1277

Ron Foo

Kewalo, Oahu

10-02-1993

Blue Marlin

1299

Gary Largo and Nasario Quemado Jr.

Waianae, Oahu

09-03-2003

Blue Marlin

1299

Steve Aoki

Kona, Hawaii

07-03-1988

Blue Marlin

1309

Michael Bilich

Kona Coast

08-26-2015

Blue Marlin

1319

Chuck Sullivan

Kona, Hawaii

09-26-1980

Blue Marlin

1350

Harry Grace Jr.

Milolii, Hawaii

06-18-1977

Blue Marlin

1356

John Livingstone, Bruce Graham and Pete Miccolly

Kona, Hawaii

06-06-1992

Blue Marlin

1368

Guy Kitaoka

Kona Coast

07-28-2015

Blue Marlin

1376

Jay DeBeaubien

Kona, Hawaii

05-31-1982