State Fishing Records
Maryland State Fishing Records

Maryland State Fishing Records

Angler Name
Atlantic ‎(50)
Albacore (longfin)74.0 lbs.7/17/2004Baltimore Canyon
Atlantic Cod24.0 lbs.
Fred Brungart
5/31/201338 Miles S.E. Ocean City Inlet
Atlantic Spadefish11.4 lbs.9/2/2004Triple Wrecks
Atlantic Tripletail11.0 lbs.10/19/2019Baltimore Canyon
Big-Scale Pomfret22.1 lbs.12/28/2019Norfolk Canyon
Black Seabass8.0 lbs.
Hayward Madison
Bluefish23.5 lbs.
Lillian Morris
10/30/1974Assateague Island
Cobia94.6 lbs.6/30/2016Little Gull Shoal
Common Dolphinfish74.5 lbs.8/16/2019Poor Man's Canyon
Drum, Black79.0 lbs.
Stanley Ilyes
9/7/1985Bass Grounds
Drum, Red70.0 lbs.
Robert Light
9/24/1977Assateague Island
False Albacore22.5 lbs.
Kevin Sheckells
6/25/1995Third Lump
Florida pompano3.0 lbs.


Flounder, Summer17.0 lbs.
Anthony Vacari
10/3/1974Assateague Island
Flounder, Winter5.1 lbs.6/23/201526 miles east of Ocean City
Gray Triggerfish6.0 lbs9/25/2020Ocean City
King Mackerel47.0 lbs.
Gerald Kauffman
10/18/1985Great Gull Shoals - "Big Gull"
Kingfish2.5 lbs.
Grace Walker
10/1/1975Assateague Island
Marlin, Blue1,135.0 lbs.8/20/202170 miles offshore near Washington Canyon
Marlin, White 135.0 lbs.
George Pierson
8/29/1980Poor Man's Canyon
Porgy (Scup)6.2 lbs.
Pearl Hopple
7/4/1966Fenwick Shoal
Shark, Black Tip193.0 lbs.
Brian Zysk
8/4/1991Ocean City
Shark, Blue280.0 lbs.
Martin Waltman
9/13/1997Ocean City
Shark, Dogfish, Smooth15.3 lbs.
Gregg Bacchien
5/22/1993Ocean City
Shark, Dogfish, Spiny11.5 lbs.
Meyels Sampson
5/17/1993Ocean City
Shark, Dusky*469.0 lbs.
Jim Liberto
7/1/1982Ocean City
Shark, Great White467.0 lbs.
Jack Holmes
6/11/1992Ocean City
Shark, Hammerhead, Scalloped266.5 lbs.8/8/2012Washington Canyon
Shark, Hammerhead, Smooth375.0 lbs.
George Wilson Ford V
6/17/2004Parking Lot
Shark, Mako876.0 lbs.6/20/2009Poormans Canyon
Shark, Sand Tiger*334.0 lbs.
Billy Leidner
9/8/1983Ocean City
Shark, Sandbar*235.0 lbs.
Mark Sampson
7/8/1983Ocean City
Shark, Thresher642.0 lbs.
Brent Applegit
6/19/2009The Fingers
Shark, Tiger1,210.0 lbs.
Grace Czerniak
7/9/1983Ocean City
Sheepshead18.0 lbs.9/22/2017South Jetty, Ocean City Inlet
Snowy Grouper66.0 lbs.7/30/2012Norfolk Canyon
Spotted Seatrout13.0 lbs.
Jack Miller
8/21/1973Sinepuxent Bay
Striped Bass57.2 lbs.5/6/2006Assateague Island
Swordfish318.5 lbs.8/6/202160 miles offshore in Poor Manís Canyon
Tautog28.8 lbs.1/2/2015Ocean City
Tilefish, Blueline20.0 lbs.9/12/2012Norfolk Canyon
Tilefish, Golden62.0 lbs.10/22/2009Baltimore Canyon
Tuna, Bigeye375.5 lbs.
Cecil Browne
8/26/1977Ocean City
Tuna, Blackfin32.0 lbs.9/20/199830 Fathom Line
Tuna, Bluefin625.0 lbs.
James Daniels, IV
8/3/197545 Miles East Of Ocean City
Tuna, Yellowfin236.5 lbs.9/22/2002Washington Canyon
Wahoo131.0 lbs.6/30/2014Rockpile
Weakfish16.0 lbs.
Donald Cannon
9/11/1976Ocean City Inlet
White Hake16.7 lbs.5/16/2019Poor Man's Canyon
White Perch1.85 lbs.4/28/2022Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City
Chesapeake ‎(30)
Atlantic Spadefish10.0 lbs.7/15/2007Buoy 72
Black Drum103.5 lbs.
Robert Messik Jr.
9/23/1973Buoy 16
Bluefish22.0 lbs.
Thomas R. Talbott
5/8/1991Chesapeake Beach
Bluefish22.0 lbs.
Ronald Raffo
5/31/1986Hackett's Point
Bluefish22.0 lbs.
John Davidson
10/18/1979Off Queen Anne Marina
Carp49 lbs.6/4/2022Susquehanna Flats
Catfish, Channel29.6 lbs.
Kevin Kern
4/26/1997Mattawoman Creek
Catfish, White9.6 lbs.6/3/2018Turkey Point near the mouth of the Elk River
Chain Pickerel6.5 lbs.
James Grant
5/19/1965Susquehanna River
Cobia97.8 lbs.
John Scheifele
9/12/1969Middle Grounds
Crappie4.0 lbs.3/30/2007Dundee Creek
Croaker6.5 lbs.9/4/2006Point Lookout
Florida pompano5.05 lbs.9/6/2020Black Walnut Point Fishing area, Tilghman Island
Flounder, Summer15.0 lbs.
Kenneth Grimes
10/14/1978Buoy 50
Hickory Shad4.0 lbs.
John Schaeffer Jr.
7/23/1971Susquehanna River
Largemouth Bass11.2 lbs.
Justin Riley
1/26/2008Potomac River
Longnose Gar18.3 lbs.3/2/2020Marshyhope Creek
Norfolk Spot2.0 lbs.
Parlett Moore
9/5/1978Tangier Sound
Red Drum74.4 lbs.
Earnest Hutchinson
5/15/1977Tangier Sound
Rock Bass1.0 lb.
Timothy A. Adams
5/4/1997Susquehanna River
Sheepshead14.1 lbs.
 Daniel Mastronardi Jr?
8/9/2020Target Ship, Lower Bay
Smallmouth Bass6.0 lbs.
Charles Janes
7/23/1979Susquehanna River
Spanish Mackerel12.4 lbs.10/6/2007Middle Grounds
Spotted Seatrout16.4 lbs.
John Phillips
5/15/1977Roaring Point
Striped Bass67.5 lbs.5/13/1995Bloody Point
Tautog9.0 lbs.
Gary Halbeisen
10/29/2005Point Lookout
Weakfish16.5 lbs.
Wayne Lappe
5/8/1979Nanticoke River
White (american) Shad*8.1 lbs.
Vance Carter
5/3/1975Wicomico River
White Perch2.6 lbs.
Sid Stollings
5/18/1979Dundee Creek
Yellow Perch2.2 lbs.
Niles Pethel
11/21/1979Marsh Creek
Invasive ‎(3)
Catfish, Blue84.0 lbs.8/13/2012Near Fort Washington, Potomac River
Catfish, Flathead57.0 lbs.12/27/2020Lapidum Boat Ramp, Susquehanna River
Northern Snakehead19.9 lbs.5/24/2018Indian Head, Mattawoman Creek
Nontidal ‎(25)
Bluegill3.4 lbs.8/9/1998Deep Creek Lake
Carp47.5 lbs.
Wayne Longenecker
6/11/1997Frederick County Farm Pond
Catfish, Bullhead4.9 lbs.5/18/2019Big Gunpowder Falls
Catfish, Channel27.9 lbs.
Steven Trent Abell
7/5/2004Upper Potomac River
Catfish, White7.0 lbs.
Chain Pickerel8.0 lbs. 1/2/2015Salisbury
Crappie4.4 lbs.
Jason D. Morrison
5/30/2004Farm Pond
Fallfish2.14 lbs4/19/2021Broad Creek
Largemouth Bass11.4 lbs.7/31/2013Huntingtown Farm Pond
Muskellunge33.0 lbs.3/2/2022Along the banks of the upper Potomac River
Northern Pike24.8 lbs.10/16/1999Deep Creek Lake
Redbreast Sunfish0.8 lbs.
Redear Sunfish2.3 lbs.
Vittie Alkocius
6/4/1985Gilbert Run
Rock Bass1.5 lbs.3/22/2010Thurmont Farm Pond
Smallmouth Bass8.2 lbs.
Gary Peters
10/4/1974Liberty Reservoir
Striped Bass47.1 lbs.9/14/2000Liberty Reservoir
Tiger Muskellunge29.3 lbs.
Kevin Conner
2/14/1997Dam 5
Trout, Brook6.1 lbs.4/10/1999North Branch Of The Potomac River Below Randolph Dam
Trout, Brown18.2 lbs.8/3/2001North Branch Of Potomac At Barnum
Trout, Cutthroat7.6 lbs.5/20/2000North Branch Of Potomac At Barnum
Trout, Rainbow14.2 lbs.
Dave Schroyer
10/21/1987Savage River Reservoir
Walleye14.3 lbs.5/16/1998Jennings Randolph Reservoir
Warmouth0.7 lbs.6/11/2018Gilbert Run Lake
White Perch1.9 lbs4/7/2017Loch Raven Reservoir
Yellow Perch3.3 lbs.3/12/2006Harford County Farm Pond