Maryland: Sand Tiger Shark
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.