The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed a new state record for the largest common carp caught in the state’s Chesapeake Division.
Logan Kuhrmann of Baltimore County made the catch of a lifetime last weekend while fishing in the Susquehanna Flats area of the Chesapeake Bay. The 49-pound carp was weighed on a certified scale by Mike Benjamin of Herb’s Bait and Tackle in North East, and verified by a DNR biologist. The previous record holder, Jimmy Lake, caught a 44-pounder in 1978.
The DNR maintains state records for sport fish in four divisions – Atlantic, Chesapeake, Nontidal, and Invasive. If you think you have caught the next record-breaking catch, be sure to immerse it in ice water to preserve its weight and call 443.569.1381 or 410.260.8325 for a weigh-in.