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List of the Current Maine State Saltwater Angler Records and Vacancies

Maine State Saltwater Angler Records, as of January 2012
Species Scientific Name Method Weight Place Angler Date
bass, striped (Morone saxatillis) HL vacant      
    RR 67.0 lbs. Sheepscot River Douglas Dodge 09/20/78
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) HL vacant      
    RR 19.66 lbs. Boothbay Harbor Denis Moran 08/08/94
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
cod, Atlantic (Gadus morhua) HL vacant      
    RR 80 lbs. 7 oz. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Neil Downey 09/08/92
    FR vacant      
    JM 46.12 lbs.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Willy Goldsmith 06/05/03
    JM HL 9.76 lbs. Camp Ellis, Saco Trevor MacDonald 09/09/06
    JF 26.5 lbs.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Rebecca Ranta 07/09/00
cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) HL vacant      
    RR 2.53 lbs. Boothbay Harbor Ira Kitograd 10/02/99
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
cusk (Brosme brosme) HL vacant      
    RR 33.42 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Kenton Geer 10/11/02
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JM HL 2.70 lbs. Camp Ellis, Saco Trevor MacDonald 09/09/06
    JF vacant      
flounder, winter (Pleuronectes americanus) HL vacant      
    RR 4 lbs. 3 oz. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Lisa Boughner 06/28/89
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
goosefish (Lophius americanus) HL vacant      
    RR 49 lbs. 12 oz.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Nancy Lee Regimbald 07/09/91
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) HL vacant      
    RR 15.61 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Jared Keniston 05/11/04
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant
    JM HL 2.52 lbs. Camp Ellis, Saco Trevor MacDonald 09/09/06
    JF 5.73 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Allyson Fuehrer 06/03/04
hake, red (Urophycis chuss) HL vacant      
    RR vacant      
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
hake, silver (Merluccius billnearis) HL vacant      
    RR 4.51 lbs.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Erik M. Callahan 08/08/95
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
hake, white (Urophycis tenuis) HL vacant      
    RR 46 lbs. 4 oz.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit John Audet 10/26/86
    FR vacant      
    JM 35.2 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Alec Levine 07/04/07
    JF 30.64 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Allyson Fuehrer 08/31/04
halibut, Atlantic (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) HL vacant      
    RR 215.0 lbs. Bailey Island Richard F. Hincman 08/14/65
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
herring, Atlantic (Clupea harengus) HL vacant      
    RR 0.1 lbs. Perry James Stanley 09/05/04
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
mackerel, Atlantic (Scomber scombrus) HL vacant      
    RR 2.44 lbs. Bailey Island Ian T. Bexon 07/25/95
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
oceanpout (Macrozoarces americanus) HL closed      
    RR closed      
    FR closed      
    JM closed      
    JF closed      
pollock (Pollachius virens) HL vacant      
    RR 46 lbs. 10.9 oz. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Linda Paul 10/24/90
    FR vacant      
    JM 34.0 lbs.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Andrew Tuttle 08/11/97
    JF 38.0 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Dawn Hersom 08/14/86
ray, torpedo (Torpedo nobiliana) HL vacant      
    RR 35 lbs. 5 oz.* Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Don Carigan 08/24/95
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) HL vacant      
    RR vacant      
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
sea bass, black (Centropristis striata) HL vacant      
    RR 1.75 lbs. Ogunquit David Hutchins 06/08/02
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
sculpin, Shorthorn (Myoxocephalus scorpius) HL vacant      
    RR 2.84 lbs. Perry James Stanley 09/05/04
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shad, American (Alosa sapidissima) HL vacant      
    RR vacant      
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, blue (Prionace glauca) HL vacant      
    RR 470.5 lbs. South Portland Dustin Gieryn 09/05/08
    FR 101.0 lbs. Bath Fred Danforth 08/30/96
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) HL 724.0 lbs. Portland Mark Chase 08/15/92
    RR 680.0 lbs. Saco Jim Hinkley, Jr. 08/15/90
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, porbeagle (Lamna nasus) HL 495.0 lbs. Phippsburg Jerry Dillon 07/28/96
    RR 548.0 lbs. Bailey Island Wesley Hurst, Jr. 07/22/95
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthia) HL vacant      
    RR vacant      
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, thresher (Alopias vulpinus) HL 628.0 lbs. South Portland Stephen York 09/09/06
    RR 425.0 lbs. Boothbay Harbor John Shostak 07/14/98
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
shark, white (Carcharodon carcharias) HL closed      
    RR closed      
    FR closed      
    JM closed      
    JF closed      
swordfish, Atlantic broadbill (Xiphias gladius) HP vacant      
    HL vacant      
    RR vacant      
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
tuna, bluefin (Thunnus thynnus thynnus) HP 1155.0 lbs. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Tim Tower/Percy Stevens, Jr. 08/20/81
    HL 810.0 lbs. Portland Ian T. Bexon 09/07/98
    RR 819.0 lbs. Bath Jerry Jamison 08/10/77
    FR vacant      
    JM vacant      
    JF vacant      
wolffish, Atlantic (Anarhichas lupus) HL closed      
    RR 30.0 lbs.    ** Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Gunther Schultz 08/21/90
    FR closed      
    JM closed      
    JF closed      
             
Angling method HP= harpoon, HL= handline, RR= rod & reel, FR= fly rod JM= Junior Male, JF= Junior Female 
* also current International Game Fish Association (IFGA) world all-tackle record 
** category closed