A perplexed fisherman managed to land a strange fish with what appeared to be human teeth in its mouth. It smashed records because it was so enormous.
38-year-old Brian Summerlin was fishing in Tangier Sound, off the coast of Maryland, when a large object caught his line.
It is well known that sheepshead take bait and are challenging to capture. Its teeth resemble human teeth in many ways.
They are wonderful fish that have altered to consume what they eat, Brian remarked. With their front teeth, they can remove barnacles from any aquatic object. Additionally, they have teeth that resemble molars on the top and bottom of their lips. They can crush crustaceans thanks to these fangs.
My daughter wants to save the teeth to give to the tooth fairy because they resemble human teeth exactly.
Sheepshead are a challenging fish to catch, according to Brian.
“They want to return to the beginning. You may lose them occasionally because they wish to go to a structure below where your line can be severed.
Fortunately, my friend Kris advised me to reduce the drag so that the fish wouldn’t sever the line.
It drew around 25 pounds of drag beneath the boat at points, which was a little frightening.
When Brian saw how large the fish was, he realized he had captured a world record.
It shattered the previous Maryland record of 14.1 pounds, set in August 2020, weighing a staggering 16.6 pounds. It also far exceeded the typical weight of 3 to 4 pounds for sheepshead.
Strangely, Brian could see that it already had his own hook in its mouth. An hour before, a fish had broken his line, and he had lost it.
At Cambridge, Maryland’s Kool Ice and Seafood Company, the fish was weighed on certified scales.
The record is now the best in the Chesapeake Bay Division after receiving certification from the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
I’m pretty pumped about it, said Brian from Princess Anne, Maryland.
“I’ve always believed that the record might be broken.
The fish was healthy for my family to eat as well. One fish that my family particularly enjoys eating is sheepshead.
It comes after Todd Elder, another Chesapeake Bay fisherman, caught a sheepshead in May and set a new world record.
According to the International Underwater Spearfishing Association, Elder’s 17.4-pound sheepshead set a record for a fish caught with a spear.