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MCMR Certifies Four State Saltwater Fishing Records

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified two Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle records and two recreational saltwater fly fishing tackle records during its Nov. 19 meeting.

Cecily O'Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional record for Gray Triggerfish with an 11-pound, 3.96-ounce fish on Oct. 12, 2013.

Hyler Krebs of Pascagoula broke the state conventional record for Spotfin Hogfish with a 12.64-ounce fish on Oct. 9, 2013.

Reed Guice of Biloxi broke the state fly fishing record for Dolphin with a 9-pound, 7.88-ounce fish on Oct. 16, 2013.

Doug Borries of Ocean Springs broke the state fly fishing record for Red Snapper with a 26-pound, 9-ounce fish on Oct. 13, 2013.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the MDMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov

PHOTO CREDIT: Photos courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Photo A: Cecily O'Brien of Pascagoula broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a Gray Triggerfish weighing 11 pounds, 3.96 ounces.

Photo B: Hyler Krebs of Pascagoula broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a Spotfin Hogfish weighing 12.64 ounces.

Photo C: Reed Guice of Biloxi broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater fly fishing tackle record with a Dolphin weighing 9 pounds, 7.88 ounces.

Photo D: Doug Borries of Ocean Springs broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater fly fishing tackle record with a Red Snapper weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces.

Contact: Lauren Thompson
Phone: 228-523-4053

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