Monday, October 13, 2014

Maryland State Record Cobia

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service recently certified a new Atlantic division cobia record.

In September, Jack Latimer of Potomac caught a 79-pound cobia about a mile and a half east of Ocean City inlet.

The record setting cobia took a bucktail jig tipped with soft-plastic twister tail. The fish was taken to Ake Marina in Ocean City MD where DNR fisheries biologist Steve Doctor joined to confirm the species and the weight. The fish was 60 inches long with a girth of 30 inches.

DNR maintains State records for sport fish in three divisions - Atlantic, Chesapeake and freshwater - and awards plaques to anglers who achieve new record catches.

source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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