A new Maryland state record (coastal) was set in November with a 1.2-pound, 13-inch white perch. The catch was made by Finn McCabe while fishing at Ayers Creek near Assateague Island.
He put the perch, one of the state’s most popular fish, on ice, and the following day took it to Sunset Marina in Ocean City for an official weigh-in. From there, he visited a nearby Maryland Department of Natural Resources field office, where fisheries biologist Steve Doctor certified the species.
Following the formal application and certification process, the department was able to announce the catch as a new state record in the Maryland Atlantic division.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources