Fishing the Fifty

My Quest to Fish All 50 States

Maryland - June 2021

Despite living less than three hours from the ocean, I do not saltwater fish.  In fact, the last time was when I finished my 50 state quest in Hawaii in May 2015.  But, as a Father's Day 2021 treat to myself, I went shark fishing for the second time in my life.  I chose Chasin' Tides out of Ocean City, an outfit that catches trophy sharks regularly, and I was not disappointed.  My first shark of the day was a trophy, an 8.5-foot, 250-pound sand tiger shark.  He took quite a few runs and continued to go crazy even after the mate had tail-roped him.  I managed another, smaller shark before the end of our short morning trip.  It was a fun experience and I look forward to going back.

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My trophy 8.5-foot, 250-pound sand tiger shark