Maryland Mahi Record of 34 Years Smashed by Cambridge Angler

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Jeff Wright (right) of Cambridge caught this 72.8-pound common dolphinfish off the coast of Ocean City. Image courtesy MD DNR

A Maryland record that has held since 1985 has fallen after a Cambridge angler, Jeff Wright, reeled in a 72.8-pound dolphinfish off the coast of Ocean City. Maryland Natural Resources officials say Wright was at Poor Man’s Canyon practicing for next week’s White Marlin Open when his line snagged the mahi. The weight was certified by Sunset Marina in Ocean City and the catch smashes a 34 year record held by Kim Lawson, who brought in a 67.8-pound dolphinfish in July 1985. WGMD’s Eric Burnley also talked about the catch in Monday’s WGMD Fishing Report.