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Largest Fish

Maryland State Record

 
 
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Photographed By Adam Margolis, August 9, 2021
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Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNotable EventsSports. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1976.
 
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38° 19.528′ N, 75° 5.281′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South 2nd Street. This marker is on the boardwalk in front of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Manufactured Cannon (a few steps from this marker); "The White Marlin Capital of the World" (a few steps from this marker); Anchor from the Sailboat Wreck (a few steps from this marker); Island on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Crab (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of the Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Shore Camping / Island Exploring (within shouting distance of this marker); Treasures From The Past (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
 
Largest Fish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
2. Largest Fish Marker
Largest Fish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
3. Largest Fish Marker
Largest Fish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, August 9, 2021
4. Largest Fish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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