Coastal Fisherman Ocean Maryland

Brent Applegit of Boulder,CO set a new Maryland State Record for thresher sharks,landing this 642 pounder while fishing on the the “Toy Boy” with his dad Russell Applegit of Ocean Pines and his brother Todd Applegit of Buffalo,NY. The big thresher was hooked on a mackerel and squid combination,using 40 lb. test line,at the Fingers and took Brent 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the boat. The previous record was 613 lbs. set by Don Lorden in 2003. Weighed at the Ocean City Fishing Center.

Russell Applegit is a MSSA/ACC member!

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  • New State Record

Marine Preserve proposal for SE Florida; at FWC

2008-03-04 08:39:50 by EarthRehab

Marine Preserve proposal w/ public hearing today..
Marine Preserve from coastline to 90 ft. for SouthEast Florida proposal.
(credit to Sun Sentinel)
The federal government is now proposing to declare an extensive protected area for the two species from the coasts of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties through the Florida Keys to the U.S. islands of the Caribbean.
Designation of the 4,931-square-mile area could affect plans for beach-widening, port expansions, sewage discharges, ship anchoring and other coastal activities


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