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July 21, 1991
Bill Bennett's catch of an 857-pound mako shark off Ocean City on July 5 has been verified as a state record by the Department of Natural Resources tournament office.Bennett's 11 1/2 -foot catch exceeded the previous record by 91 pounds. The old mark was set in 1984 by Frank Gaither.Bennett caught the shark near Poor Man's Canyon while trolling a lure made by mate Grant Joss from a beer can rigged with a blue and white skirt.It took Bennett 45 minutes to land the shark, which at timesleaped 15 feet from the water.
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By Matt Schnabel and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic odyssey of I-NSU, a juvenile shortfin mako shark that a GHRI team caught in May off the coast of Ocean City . Since being tagged, I-NSU has traveled at least 8,000 miles, more than 1,000 of them in a shockingly straight path over the course of about 30 days, researchers said.
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July 14, 1991
On July 5, Bill Bennett of Timonium was aboard the charter boat Job Site, trolling the 100 fathom line out of Ocean City in search of marlin.The catch that Bennett brought aboard Captain Mitch Pierson's boat that day was, to say the least, unexpected -- an 11-foot, 857-pound mako shark that may qualify as the state record.The state record for mako shark is 766 pounds.Bennett caught the mako on 80-pound test monofilament and mono leader. The fight to land the fish lasted approximately 45 minutes.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Ocean City has sharks. That's hardly news. I mean, it has water, right? So it makes sense there would be some sharks - maybe not a great white, although there have been reports by OCEARCH of a great white named 'Mary Lee' that was tracked off the coast of Maryland earlier this year. And the town has an annual Shark Tournament, where fishermen reel them in by the pound. There's also the restaurant Shark on the Harbor, and of course, that fake shark wedged into Ripley's Museum.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Ocean City has sharks. That's hardly news. I mean, it has water, right? So it makes sense there would be some sharks - maybe not a great white, although there have been reports by OCEARCH of a great white named 'Mary Lee' that was tracked off the coast of Maryland earlier this year. And the town has an annual Shark Tournament, where fishermen reel them in by the pound. There's also the restaurant Shark on the Harbor, and of course, that fake shark wedged into Ripley's Museum.
SPORTS
By Matt Schnabel and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic odyssey of I-NSU, a juvenile shortfin mako shark that a GHRI team caught in May off the coast of Ocean City . Since being tagged, I-NSU has traveled at least 8,000 miles, more than 1,000 of them in a shockingly straight path over the course of about 30 days, researchers said.
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For The Aegis | September 24, 2012
With 253 boats from all over the east coast fishing the renown White Marlin Open Tournament in Ocean City, Jane, Tom and Lance Smith, of Bel Air, and crew on board their 43-foot custom Carolina boat, Longfin, were fortunate to get to the weigh scales and post a category win for the third time. They had consecutive winning years with a second place white marlin, and this year they took a second place in the shark division with a 126-pound mako shark. It was caught trolling in 300 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on an artificially molded chugger.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | May 31, 1992
Ocean City saw its first mako shark Memorial Day weekend. The charter boat Grand Slam, captained by Butch Davis, caught and released the first mako shark of the year. The shark was estimated at 30 pounds. The boat was trolling in the 500-fathom line in the Washington Canyon.Mako sharks, which generally turn up in June in this area, are related to the white sharks. They are usually caught by fishermen trolling at least 25 miles offshore. They are cobalt to blue-gray in color, streamlined, and are often seen feeding on the surface.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1993
Offshore fishing action has begun in earnest, with the waters off Ocean City alive with mako sharks.Several were caught this past week, most over 100 pounds. The largest mako shark was taken by angler Curtis Carnell aboard the Jazzey Sazzey with Capt. Lee Fickinger. The mako, which weighed 263 pounds, was hooked northeast of the Jackspot.The party also released another mako shark as well as a dusky shark. Most of the sharks have been taken in this location or in the Fingers area. The best bait is mackerel or bluefish.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynn Williams and Lynn Williams,Sun Restaurant Critic | March 22, 1991
Fisherman's ExchangeWhere: 2025 E. Joppa Road, Carney.Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.Credit Cards: AE, CB, DC, MC, V.Features: Seafood.Non-smoking section? No, but staff will try to accommodate non-smokers' needs.Call: 665-8800.** The Fisherman's Exchange menu includes a category called "Diet Watchers." Don't be fooled.While these five steamed or broiled entrees might be scant in calories, this is one restaurant that loves to load on the extras, and which serves dinners portioned for Bo Jackson.
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For The Aegis | September 24, 2012
With 253 boats from all over the east coast fishing the renown White Marlin Open Tournament in Ocean City, Jane, Tom and Lance Smith, of Bel Air, and crew on board their 43-foot custom Carolina boat, Longfin, were fortunate to get to the weigh scales and post a category win for the third time. They had consecutive winning years with a second place white marlin, and this year they took a second place in the shark division with a 126-pound mako shark. It was caught trolling in 300 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on an artificially molded chugger.
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June 28, 2011
York Manor's 254-245 upset victory over Stoneleigh — the Sharks' first dual-meet loss in six years (also to the Makos) under coaches George Kennedy and Brian Loeffler — could have a ripple effect across Freestate Swim League pools for the rest of the season. That's because York Manor had already lost to Hampton, making each regular-season meet before the season-ending Trophy Meet all the more important. The Makos made sure it happened, rallying in the relays to prevail in the Sharks' pool for head coach Dani Korman and assistants Jeni Zeigler and Andrew Hogan Trailing by 16 points at the end of backstroke, York Manor came back to win eight of the 10 butterfly events to take a two-point lead.
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By Michael Pakenham | November 23, 2003
At 85, the guy's still writing and getting published; you've gotta give him something just for that. As a young man, he earned a living as a trampoline artist with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, a department store clerk, a comic-book story writer, a lifeguard, and a flight instructor for the U.S. Army Air Corps, and later a movie actor and a television pitchman. All that experience gave him the stuff to liven up a story. His previous 26 books have sold at least 140 million copies, including translations into 14 languages, and have been fashioned into seven movies and four television series; you can be pretty sure somebody out there likes him. He was a good friend of Ayn Rand, the late archpriestess of libertarianism, who was a huge fan of his work; there's got to be some substance there, even if it's weird.
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | July 10, 1994
O'Leary's, 310 Third St., Annapolis, (410) 263-0884. Open for dinner every evening. AE, MC, V. No smoking. Prices: appetizers, $4.95-$7.95; entrees, $10.95-$22. **1/2 In front of O'Leary's, the beach grasses rustled softly in the breeze. The building itself looks like a weathered beach cottage. True, it's set down between two parking lots, and there is a fish market between the restaurant and the water; but you can catch a glimpse of the sailboats docked at the nearby marina.Inside you expect to find fish nets on the walls and fried seafood on the menu.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 27, 1993
Offshore fishing action has begun in earnest, with the waters off Ocean City alive with mako sharks.Several were caught this past week, most over 100 pounds. The largest mako shark was taken by angler Curtis Carnell aboard the Jazzey Sazzey with Capt. Lee Fickinger. The mako, which weighed 263 pounds, was hooked northeast of the Jackspot.The party also released another mako shark as well as a dusky shark. Most of the sharks have been taken in this location or in the Fingers area. The best bait is mackerel or bluefish.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 6, 1993
Mako sharks have arrived offshore in Ocean City.The first one was taken by Douglas Patterson of Rochester, N.Y., while he was fishing aboard the MoJo charter boat out of the Ocean City Fishing Center. The mako weighed 124 pounds and was caught east of the Jackspot in 40 fathoms of water. It took a mackerel bait.This fish was followed by a large number of other mako sharks. The boat U B, also out of the Ocean City Fishing Center, landed one of the larger fish. It went 264 pounds and was taken by E. J. Mehalck of Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynn Wiliams and Lynn Wiliams,Sun Restaurant Critic | August 16, 1991
Urbana has always seemed to be a singularly mislabeled town. Neither urban nor urbane, Urbana (however it may have gotten its name) remains rural, rustic and charming in a definitely countrified way.The Blue Fox Inn shares these virtues. Located outside Urbana on the road to Frederick, this is an attractive restaurant that shows its farmhouse origins in both its architecture and its menu, which is very simple, very American -- and very good. Forget fancy sauces. If you are in the mood for something like roast turkey, liver and onions or a crab cake, you can count on getting fresh, unfussy food and plenty of it.The restaurant is divided into two sections.
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | July 10, 1994
O'Leary's, 310 Third St., Annapolis, (410) 263-0884. Open for dinner every evening. AE, MC, V. No smoking. Prices: appetizers, $4.95-$7.95; entrees, $10.95-$22. **1/2 In front of O'Leary's, the beach grasses rustled softly in the breeze. The building itself looks like a weathered beach cottage. True, it's set down between two parking lots, and there is a fish market between the restaurant and the water; but you can catch a glimpse of the sailboats docked at the nearby marina.Inside you expect to find fish nets on the walls and fried seafood on the menu.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 14, 1992
The charter boat Reelistic, with Capt. Bill Verbanas, drifted in an eerie darkness. It was an overnight shark trip and the anglers had not seen a fish in four hours. Earlier, during the daylight hours, they caught numerous bluefish and several blue sharks.The mate wandered over and watched the five-gallon bucket of frozen chum, slowly melting inside a plastic milk crate tied off near the transom of the boat. He scanned the black slick made by the chum, and noted the position of the ballons that floated the bait away from the boat.
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By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | May 31, 1992
Ocean City saw its first mako shark Memorial Day weekend. The charter boat Grand Slam, captained by Butch Davis, caught and released the first mako shark of the year. The shark was estimated at 30 pounds. The boat was trolling in the 500-fathom line in the Washington Canyon.Mako sharks, which generally turn up in June in this area, are related to the white sharks. They are usually caught by fishermen trolling at least 25 miles offshore. They are cobalt to blue-gray in color, streamlined, and are often seen feeding on the surface.
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