A Florida resident set a new fishing record in Maryland after reeling in a massive fish.
Billy Gerlach, from Jupiter, caught a blue marlin that weighed in at 1,135 pounds, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Gerlach had been participating in the 30th Mid-Atlantic fishing tournament in Ocean City.
Gerlach apparently spent several hours waiting for a fish to bite about 70 miles offshore near Washington Canyon when the large fish took the bait.
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It took over three hours to reel in the fish, which has been referred to as a “grander” blue marlin.
The fish was weighed and certified by Francis Ingram, one of the tournament weighmasters. A biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch. The…