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Baltimore Angler Sets First Maryland Gray Triggerfish Record

Gower displaying his record gray triggerfish

The Maryland record fish list has a brand new species category thanks to Wayne Gower and his extraordinary five-pound, two-ounce gray triggerfish catch.

The Baltimore angler landed the fish October 31 while bottom-fishing aboard a charter off Ocean City, drawing the praise of DNR biologists and fellow anglers.

“When I reeled in the fish I could see it was huge compared to the one- to two-pound triggers I’ve caught before,” said Gower. Read more »


Maryland Anglers Set New White Perch and Cobia State Records

State Record White Perch

James Stiars and his record white perch

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service has certified a new freshwater division white perch record and an Atlantic division cobia record.

On September 5, James Stiars of Baldwin caught a 1.7-pound white perch in the Loch Raven Reservoir, breaking the previous record of 1.62 pounds set by John Williams in 2008 also in Loch Raven.

“It was my first cast of the day,” he said. “I was using a Shad Rat crank-bait, and I thought I had a largemouth bass on the line. When I saw it was a perch, I knew it could be a record.” Read more »


Four New Maryland Fishing Records Set

Maryland angler catches first State record snakehead

Berry holding his record snakehead

Berry and his record snakehead

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources certified two northern snakehead, one cobia and one wahoo State record fish in June. The first-ever record snakehead was trumped in a matter of hours by another angler’s catch.   Read more »


Pennsylvania Angler Catches Maryland Record Cod

Fred Brungart of York, Pa. and his record-setting Atlantic cod

Brungart of  Pa. and his record Atlantic cod

Fred Brungart of York, Pennsylvania caught a Maryland record 38-inch, 24-pound Atlantic cod on May 31 out of Ocean City. Brungart hooked the fish aboard the 80-foot headboat Ocean Princess captained by Victor Bunting. Read more »