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Mahi-Mahi Record in Maryland Falls Again

After lasting 34 years, record falls again 3 weeks later.

Mahi-Mahi Record in Maryland Falls Again

Kristi Frashure poses with her husband Ryan and the record fish she caught off Ocean City. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)

Remember that big mahi mahi that broke a 34-year-old state record in Maryland a few weeks back?

Well, that’s old news.

Exactly 19 days after Jeff Wright’s 72.8-pound mahi mahi (also known as common dolphinfish) beat the old record by five pounds, Kristy Frashure reeled up a 74.5-pounder to set the new standard.

Frashure was fishing in the Poor Girls Open fishing tournament in Ocean City on Aug. 16 when the record struck, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources news release.


”It took nearly 20-30 minutes to reel in … it felt like an eternity,” Frashure said. “We were taking bets on how much it weighed.”


The fish won first place in the tournament’s dolphin category by 34 pounds.

Maryland DNR maintains state records for sport fish in four divisions – Atlantic, Chesapeake, Nontidal and Invasive – and awards plaques to anglers who achieve record catches. Fish caught from privately-owned, fee-fishing waters are ineligible for consideration. Click for more info and a state record application. The department suggests fish be immersed in ice water to preserve weight until it can be checked, confirmed and certified.

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