Fun Fact: Oh Carp! Record-Setting Chesapeake Bay Common Carp Caught

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 Essex is the new state record holder for common carp in the state’s Chesapeake Division. Photo by Matt Weber, used with permission.

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.

Do you have a fun fact to share about your county? If so, please send it to Allison Valliant to be featured in MACo’s weekly Fun Fact on Conduit Street.

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