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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 »


State Record Blueline Tilefish Caught

Robert Purcell of Bishopville caught a Maryland record 20-pound blueline tilefish, on September 12, about 75 miles southeast of Ocean City.

“We had a slow morning fishing over the Norfolk Canyon for white marlin and decided to switch to bottom fishing,” said Purcell.  “I rigged a strip of skipjack tuna for bait and dropped it about 450 feet to the bottom.”

It was this combination that landed him the record fish. Read more »


State Record Sheepshead Caught

Dan Thomas displaying his record 13-pound, 5-ounce sheephead.

Dan Thomas of Delmar caught a new Maryland record 13 pound, five ounce sheepshead fish on September 16 in Hoopers Straight, north of Bloodsworth Island. He hooked the record catch while competing in the Westside Outcaster’s Open, a tournament to benefit the Bivalve Volunteer Fire Company. Read more »


Oregon Angler Catches Maryland State Record Catfish

 Ed Jones from Aloha, Oregon caught a Maryland record blue catfish ─ weighing 84 pounds and measuring 52 inches long, with a girth of 36.5 inches ─ on August 13 in the Potomac River near Fort Washington. Jones and his guide, Captain Josh Fitchett of Montpelier, Va., kept the fish alive and took it into Fort Washington Marina to have it weighed and certified by a Maryland Department of Natural Resource (DNR) Fisheries Service biologist.
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State Record Broken at White Marlin Open

Scott Cusick - State Record Scalloped Hammerhead  2 - WMO 8-2012

Scott Cusick – State Record Scalloped Hammerhead

Scott Cusick of Jackson, NJ set a new Maryland State record by reeling in a scalloped hammerhead shark weighing 266 pounds, eight ounces, at the White Marlin Open tournament on August 8. His catch won the tournament’s largest shark category, earning him a prize of $5,150.
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