Largest Fish

Largest Fish (HM199M)

Location: Ocean City, MD 21842 Worcester County
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N 38° 19.528', W 75° 5.281'

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This record 1,210 pound Tiger Shark was caught in the waters off Ocean City, Maryland by Grace Czemiak of Buffalo, New York. The shark was caught on July 9, 1983 while fishing aboard the LISA with Captain Stuart Windsor and Mate Jim Liberto.

Mrs. Czemiak was using an 80 pound test line and a 5/8" stainless steel shank baited with mackerel when the fish took the hook. She fought the shark for 3 ½ hours before bringing it along side of the LISA.At that time the fish was caught, Czermiak was fishing 27 miles off the coast in 22 fathoms of water.There were no scales large enough to weight this enormous fish in Ocean City. It was transported to the Showell Poultry complex in Showell, Maryland and there weighed on scales which accommodate tractor trailers.

Angler: Grace Czernaik-Gift of William E. Esham, Sr. and William E. Esham, Jr-Exhibit courtesy of Ocean City Life-Saving Museum.
HM NumberHM199M
Placed ByOcean City Life-Saving Station Museum
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 492306 N 4241930
Decimal Degrees38.32546667, -75.08801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.528', W 75° 5.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 31.68" N, 75° 5' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)302, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 806 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City MD 21842, US
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