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

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

Multiple time FLW Costa winner Jessi Mizell is no stranger to catching big Florida bass on a popping frog. As he tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, with the new 13 Fishing Omen Black baitcasting rod, the job just got easier.

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

As Mustad continues to expand into an all-around tackle company, Reid McKinstry shows off some innovative features that make the Mustad Skatter Shad bladed jig a winner in big bass waters.

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

With the company's heavy involvement in initiatives like Kick the Plastic and Captains for Clean Water campaigns, Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead all about the sunglass maker's unwavering commitment to help the freshwater and saltwater environment.

13 Fishing Inception SZ

13 Fishing Inception SZ

Florida angling pro Jessie Mizell knows that the saltwater found in Sunshine State coastal fisheries can wreak havoc on even the best fishing gear. But with 13 Fishing's new feature laden Inception SZ saltwater baitcasting reel, tackling inshore and light tackle saltwater game fish just got a whole lot easier!

Trending Articles

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options. Catfish

12 Great Catfish Baits

Jeff Samsel

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options.

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range Ammo

10 Best Long-Range Cartridges Ever Made

David Hart - January 14, 2015

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies can be profound, even when fishing the same lake or river. Catfish

How to Catch Catfish Day and Night

Terry Madewell - April 04, 2018

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies...

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record. Walleye

Record-Sized Walleye Was Foul-Hooked, Agency Says

G&F Online Staff

North Dakota Game & Fish Department said the 16-9 walleye doesn't qualify for record.

See More Trending Articles

More Records

Also, poaching cases being investigated in Arizona, Montana. Records

Angler Drowns, Elk Freed From Hammock, Another Missouri Record

G&F Online Staff - November 08, 2019

Also, poaching cases being investigated in Arizona, Montana.

Lone Star anglers set 47 state records last year. News

Did You Know? Texas Had Record Fishing Year in 2019

Game & Fish Digital Staff - February 25, 2020

Lone Star anglers set 47 state records last year.

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

Maryland Record Gray Triggerfish Caught

G&F Online Staff - November 04, 2019

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

It's the fourth state fishing record of the year in the Show Me State. Other Freshwater

Bow Angler Sets Missouri White Sucker Record

Game & Fish Digital Staff - March 17, 2020

It's the fourth state fishing record of the year in the Show Me State.

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.