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Honoring 2013’s top deckhand at Lahaina Harbor

February 27, 2014
BY DONNELL TATE , Lahaina News

LAHAINA - I use the same variables for the deckhand statistics for billfish to come up with the final rankings for the top Lahaina Harbor Charter Sportfishing boat deckhands.The final statistics are my own and are open to opinion and interpretation.

Now, the rankings for the top deckhands (non-captain status)

Taking top deckhand honors for 2013, among the 22 deckhands that caught a billfish during the year, is Chris Cole. He captured his billfish aboard the Start Me Up La Dat and Start Me Up Again.

Chris weighed seven blue marlin (tied for second most) totaling 2,004.0 pounds (highest blue weight). He also released two blue marlin (third most) estimated at 350 pounds (third highest estimated release weight). This gave Chris nine blue marlin captured (tied for second most) totaling 2,354.0 pounds (second highest blue capture weight).

Chris also weighed one striped marlin at 33.4 pounds and released one striped marlin estimated at 75 pounds, giving him a total of two striped marlin captured (most captured) estimated at 108.4 pounds (highest total striped marlin capture weight).

Chris weighed four spearfish (second most weighed) totaling 120 pounds (third highest weight) and released two spearfish (tied for most released) estimated at 55 pounds. Chris had a total of six spearfish captured (third most captured) totaling 175 pounds (third highest capture total).

This gave Chris 17 billfish for the year (most billfish captured) totaling 2,637.4 pounds (second highest billfish capture total).

Second place deckhand, and Rookie of the Year, was Tim Temple. Fishing for only eight months, he captured his billfish aboard the Start Me Again, Start Me Up Too, and Start Me Up La Dat.

Tim weighed six blue marlin (tied for third most) totaling 1,896.0 pounds (third highest blue weight). He also released seven blue marlin (most blue released) estimated at 1,150 pounds (highest estimated release weight). This gave Tim 13 blue marlin captured (most captured) totaling 3,046.0 pounds (highest blue capture weight).

Tim weighed one striped marlin at 25.1 pounds and released two spearfish (tied for most released) estimated at 38 pounds.

This gave Tim 16 billfish for the year (tied for second most captured) totaling 3,109.1 pounds (highest billfish capture total).

Coming in at third place deckhand was Adam Klevins. He captured his billfish aboard the Finest Kind and Reel Hooker.

Adam weighed nine blue marlin (most weighed and tied for second most captured) totaling 2,000.8 pounds (second highest blue weight, and third highest capture weight).

Adam weighed one striped marlin at 88.1 pounds (largest of the year, and second highest total weight). He also weighed three spearfish (tied for third most weighed, and tied for fourth most captured) totaling 85.9 pounds (fourth highest total weight).

This gave Adam 13 billfish for the year (fourth most) totaling 2,174.8 pounds (third highest billfish total).

The fourth place spot went to Ross Elkins, landing his billfish aboard the No Problem and Start Me Up Das It.

Ross weighed seven blue marlin (tied for second most weighed, and tied for third most captured) totaling 1,808.2 pounds (fourth highest blue weight). He weighed one striped marlin at 65 pounds and two spearfish totaling 77.6 pounds.

This gave Ross ten billfish for the year (fifth most) totaling 1,950.8 pounds (fourth highest billfish total).

Rounding out the top five deckhands was Johnny Keiley, fishing aboard the Action, Start Me Up Again, and Start Me Up Das it.

Johnny weighed six blue marlin (tied for third most) totaling 1,488.3 pounds (fifth highest blue weight). He weighed one striped marlin at 29.3 pounds and seven spearfish (most weighed) totaling 203 pounds (highest spearfish weight).

This gave Johnny 14 billfish for the year (third most) totaling 1,720.6 pounds (fifth highest billfish total).

 
 

 

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