BIG FISH SETS RECORD! Longnose Gar caught by David Confair

Instead of a catfish, it was a longnose gar, a fish that dates to prehistoric times and can grow up to 6 feet long. Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff verified the species, and Kool Ice and Seafood Company in Cambridge certified the fish’s official weight. Confair’s catch surpassed the state’s previous record holder, Justin Kelly, who caught a 17-pound longnose gar in the Potomac River back in 2011. 

Confair kept his catch alive for more than two days and released it back into the creek after the record was certified. “It deserves to live,” Confair said. “I’m hoping to set a bigger record. I know there are bigger ones, I’ve seen them.”

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Leonard Copsey Drifted On

“Insurance? Heck no,” said Leonard. “Those people want too much money each year from you, it’s hard enough making a living without paying those big insurance companies those big numbers. We’ll fix up our place, dry things out and replace anything that’s damaged, and we’ll be back open for business really quick.”

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OUTLAW PIRATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Commercial Fishing Suspensions/Revocations and Aquaculture Suspensions

OUTLAW PIRATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE: Commercial Fishing Suspensions/Revocations and Aquaculture Suspensions UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 This list compiled by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is updated frequently COMMERCIAL SUSPENSIONS Jerry L. Bloodsworth, Sr. – Crab Authorization under TFL # 7831 Suspended o Prohibited from engaging in ANY commercial crabbing activities during the […]

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