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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.

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