16-59-CWS | August 16, 2016
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified four saltwater recreational fishing records.
David Rogers of Theodore, Ala., set the record for Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) with a 203-pound shark caught July 1. The previous record was 164 pounds, 6 ounces and was set on August 4, 2013.
Rogers also set the record for Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) with a 390-pound shark caught July 2. Rogers used conventional tackle for both sharks. The previous record was 173 pounds, 12 ounces and was set on October 19, 2010.
Using conventional tackle, Mark Huffmaster of Sherwood, Ark., set the record for Finetooth Shark (Carcharhinus isodon) with a 34-pound, 6.64-ounce shark caught July 23. The previous record was 22 pounds, 9.66 ounces and was set on July 19, 2009.
Using fly tackle, Scott Corlew of Pascagoula set the record for Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) with a 24-pound, 7.01-ounce fish caught July 20. The previous record was 16 pounds, 11.84 ounces and was set on August 24, 2009.
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 DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.
Photos courtesy Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1. David Rogers
2. David Rogers
3. Mark Huffmaster
4. Scott Corlew