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Rich Lynch takes top crewman honors for 2010

By Staff | Feb 24, 2011

Randy Evans (left) and Rich Lynch caught this 49.5-pound female mahi on March 22, 2010.

LAHAINA — As in the Top Captain rankings, just looking at total numbers doesn’t reflect all the variables in coming up with the final rankings for the top Lahaina Harbor Sportfishing crewmen.

I look at all the variables in each category, give them a number and try to come up with a fair ranking. Size does matter. Quality over quantity. The final statistics are my own and are open to opinion and interpretation.

Of the 16 Lahaina Harbor Sportfishing crewmen that caught a billfish during 2010, Sean Hudson and Steve Mundy were tied with 12 billfish each. Sean had eight blue marlin, four spearfish and three ahi over 100 pounds. Steve had seven blue marlin and five spearfish.

Rookie of the Year Chris Gifford, Chris Wong and Andy Payne had eight billfish each. Gifford had seven blue marlin and one spearfish. Wong had five blue marlin and three spearfish. Andy had three blue marlin, one striped marlin, four spearfish and three ahi over 100.

Rich Lynch had five blue marlin, one striped marlin and one spearfish. Jukka Hyytia had four blue marlin and one spearfish.

Now the ranking, based on seven different categories and seven variables for the top three crewmen.

Rich Lynch aboard the Start Me Up Das It and Action took top crewman honors for 2010. He weighed five blue marlin (tied for second most) totaling 2,174.1 pounds (highest blue weight) with a 434.8-pound average (highest blue average). He also weighed one striped marlin at 97.6 pounds (second largest) and one spearfish. Rich’s seven billfish weighed (tied for third most) totaled 2,301.7 pounds (highest total weighed), giving him a 328.8-pound average (highest total average).

Rich caught the third largest blue marlin weighing 688.1 pounds, along with a 485.1 (12th) and a 462.2 (17th).

Sean Hudson aboard the Finest Kind and Reel Hooker was second. He weighed six blue marlin (tied for most) totaling 1,431.0 pounds (third highest blue weight) with a 238.5-pound average (third highest blue average). He also weighed four spearfish (second most) totaling 156 pounds (second highest total weighed). Sean’s ten billfish weighed (second most) totaled 1,587.0 pounds (second highest total weighed), giving him a 158.7-pound average (third highest average).

Sean also released two blue marlin (tied for most released) estimated at 550 pounds (tied for second highest estimated weight), giving him a total of eight blue marlin (most blue marlin captured) totaling 1,981.0 pounds (second highest blue marlin capture weight) with a 247.6-pound average (third highest average).

Sean’s 12 billfish captured (tied for most captured) weighed a grand total of 2,137.0 pounds (second highest capture weight), giving him a 178.1-pound average (third highest average).

Sean had three ahi over 100 pounds (tied for most) weighing 367.6 pounds (second highest total). His largest was 137.8 pounds (fourth) with a 120 (eighth) and a 110 (12th). Rookie of the Year Chris Gifford aboard the Start Me Up Again, Start Me Up Das It, and Start Me Up Too grabbed the third place spot. He weighed five blue marlin (tied for second most) totaling 1,550.4 pounds (second highest blue weight) with an average of 310.1 pounds (second highest average). He also weighed one spearfish. Chris’s six billfish weighed (fourth most) totaled 1,570.4 pounds (third highest total weighed), giving him a 261.7-pound average (second highest average).

Chris also released two blue marlin (tied for most released) estimated at 300 pounds (third highest estimated weight), giving him a total of seven blue marlin captured (tied for second most captured) totaling 1,850.4 pounds (third highest blue marlin capture weight) with a 264.3-pound average (second highest average).

His eight billfish captured (tied for second most) weighed a grand total of 1,870.4 pounds (third highest capture weight), giving him a 233.8-pound average (second highest average).

Chris’s largest blue marlin weighed 519.7 pounds (seventh), along with a 470.7 (15th).