Sea temperatures vary little throughout the year, so it's not surprising that granders have been caught here in every month of the year. Even so, historically, the best months for big fish have been March, April, May, June, July and August, which accounts for granders on all islands. Hawaii's 1,000-plus-pound fish tend to be lone females that don't travel as a group, and catching one grander rarely raises the expectations of finding another nearby or soon after. But, like all fishing rules, this one is sometimes broken. In 1987, Capt. Carl Schloderer boated a 1,103.5-pounder on July 25 followed by Capt. Kenny Auld's 1,153-pound fish five days later. In 1990, Capt. Marlin Parker hauled in a 1,400-pound blue on May 5, and the skiff Sugar Hook followed on May 21 with a blue weighing 1,037 pounds. In 2002, Capt. Chuck Hupert caught a fish weighing 1,036 pounds on April 1, and Capt. Randy Parker followed with a 1,045-pounder a week later. In 2008, Capt. Rob McGuckin boated a 1,251-pounder on March 25, and captains Jeff Rogers and Rick Reger double-teamed a 1,056‑pound blue six days later.