Friday, January 9, 2015

Maryland State Record Gray Triggerfish

A new Maryland state record for gray triggerfish was set recently. Angler Wayne Gower of Baltimore landed the 5 lb. 2 oz. triggerfish on October 31,2014 while bottom-fishing aboard a charter off Ocean City, MD.

Gower was one of about 20 passengers on charter Captain Chris Mizurak’s 65-foot head boat for a trip to the Great Eastern Reef. Mizurak called DNR Fisheries biologist Steve Doctor to inform him they had a large triggerfish to weigh.

The crew met Doctor at the dock where he confirmed the species, and then headed to Sunset Marina where weighmaster Amanda Sprows certified its weight. DNR fisheries biologists agreed that a gray triggerfish of this size in Maryland is rare and deserving of a record.

source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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