Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish Caught

8 state fishing records have been broken this year in the Old Line State.

Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish Caught

Mike Glyphis’ 5.6-pound gray triggerfish is the eight state record set so far in 2019 in Maryland. (Maryland DNR Flicker image)

Fishing records continue to fall in the state of Maryland with the eighth reported record of 2019 — a 5.6-pound gray triggerfish caught on Oct. 30.

Mike Glyphis of Ocean City caught the new record while fishing 16 miles offshore, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said.

The previous Atlantic Division state record for gray triggerfish, caught on Halloween 2014, weighed 5.2 pounds. The new record weight was certified at Martin Fish Company in Ocean City; a Maryland DNR biologist certified the species.

Maryland Fishing Records Set in 2019

  • Gray Triggerfish: 5.6 lbs., Mike Glyphis, 10/30/2019, Ocean City
  • Atlantic Tripletail: 11 lbs., Don Whittington, 10/19/2019, Baltimore Canyon
  • Common Dolphinfish: 74.5 lbs., Kristy Frashure, 8/16/2019, Poor Man's Canyon
  • White Hake: 16 lbs., 11.36 oz., Brian Gay, 5/16/2019, Poor Man's Canyon
  • Florida pompano: 3 lbs., 6 oz, Scott Hartzell Jr., 7/22/2019, Stone Rock
  • Longnose Gar: 17.9 lbs, David Confair, 1/23/2019, Marshyhope Creek
  • Catfish, Bullhead: 4 lbs., 15.04 oz., Nick Palese, 5/18/2019, Big Gunpowder Falls
  • Fallfish: 2.07 lbs, Adam Aghion, 3/20/2019, Maryland side of the upper Potomac River

Records as of Oct. 31, 2019


Glyphis first thought his line was snagged on debris before the fish took off with the bait. It was boated after a few minutes of fighting it.


Maryland 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.

Anglers who think they have a potential record catch should download and fill out a state record application and call 443-569-1381 or 410-260-8325. The department suggests fish be immersed in ice water to preserve weight until it can be checked, confirmed, and certified.

Click here for more stories about record catches

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Tactacam Fish-I Action Camera

Tactacam Fish-I Action Camera

Tactacam founder Ben Stern highlights the features of the Fish-I action camera with In-Fisherman associate publisher Todd Ceisner as part of the ICAST New Fishing Gear Guide.

Berkley Hit Stick & PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad

Berkley Hit Stick & PowerBait Pre-Rigged Swim Shad

The Berkley lineup for 2020 includes a new multi-species lure, the Hit Stick which is available in six different sizes ranging from 1 3/8” to 6” in length along with a variety of color patterns.

Hobie Pro Angler 14 With 360 drive

Hobie Pro Angler 14 With 360 drive

Human-powered serious fishing kayak; ICAST Fishing Gear Guide.

Tackle Test 2020: Shakespeare Ugly Stik Carbon

Tackle Test 2020: Shakespeare Ugly Stik Carbon

Tackle Test 2020: Shakespeare Ugly Stik Carbon

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Shad are a big part of the catfish angler's arsenal, as long as you can catch a few that is. Fishing How-To

How to Use Electronics to Catch Baitfish

Game & Fish Staff

Shad are a big part of the catfish angler's arsenal, as long as you can catch a few that is.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation provides places to start. Hunting How-To

Are You a New Hunter Looking for Help?

Adam Heggenstaller - August 19, 2020

The National Shooting Sports Foundation provides places to start.

When spring and summertime high water comes to your favorite catfish lake, how do you catch these popular fish in a suddenly flooded environment? Fishing How-To

How to Catch Catfish in High Water

Game & Fish Staff

When spring and summertime high water comes to your favorite catfish lake, how do you catch...

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

See More Trending Articles

More Records

The new Oklahoma record measured 76 inches long and weighed 143 pounds. Records

Man-Sized Paddlefish Almost a World Record

Game & Fish Staff - May 28, 2020

The new Oklahoma record measured 76 inches long and weighed 143 pounds.

Missouri angler beats his own spotted sucker record; bow fisherman also recognized. News

Possible World Record Breaks Angler's Own Mark

Game & Fish Digital Staff - April 30, 2020

Missouri angler beats his own spotted sucker record; bow fisherman also recognized.

Also reported: Atlantic Salmon records set at Lake Oahe. Bass

New Largemouth Bass Record in South Dakota

Game & Fish Online Staff - May 01, 2020

Also reported: Atlantic Salmon records set at Lake Oahe.

The previous record also was caught in the same Panhandle river. Records

New State Record Flathead Catfish Caught in Florida

Game & Fish Staff - August 31, 2020

The previous record also was caught in the same Panhandle river.

See More Records

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now