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Woman reels in record-breaking Mahi Mahi near Ocean City

Posted at 2:37 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 11:26:32-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — A Pasadena woman has just broke a Maryland record after she caught a Mahi Mahi just off the coast of Ocean City.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Kristy Frashure was actually participating in the Poor Girls Fishing Tournament in Ocean City when she reeled in the 74.5 pound common dolphinfish also known as the Mahi Mahi.

Fashure says she and five other friends were fishing off Poor Man's Canyon when the big fish struck her line.

“It took nearly 20-30 minutes to reel in … it felt like an eternity,” Frashure said.“We were taking bets on how much it weighed."

The department said Frashure's catch has beat Jeff Wright’s 72.8 pound Atlantic Division record for a common dolphinfish.

MDNR keeps track of state records for sport fish in four divisions such as Atlantic, Chesapeake, Nontidal and Invasive. They give award plaques to anglers who achieve record catches.