CMR certifies state record for Oyster Toadfish

17-53-MMS| September 19, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified a new state record for the Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau).


Sherman Roberts of Biloxi caught the 3-pound, 2-ounce fish using conventional tackle while fishing south of Horn Island.


The previous record was 2 pounds, 4.48 ounces and was set in August 2016.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Sherman Roberts of Biloxi set a new state record for the Oyster Toadfish.


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