The Maryland state fishing record for sheepshead (Chesapeake Division) was broken recently, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Dave Alveberg caught the 13.73-pound record breaking fish Aug. 17, in roughly 4 feet of water off South Marsh Island near Tangier Sound.
Alveberg was using soft crab as bait when he caught the record-breaking sheepshead.
The sheepshead’s weight was confirmed by Brent Malone of How Sweet It Is, a market in Somerset County.
The catch broke the previous record 13.3-pound fish caught by Dan Thomas in 2016.
DNR maintains state records for sport fish in four divisions; Atlantic, Chesapeake, Nontidal, and Invasive.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources