CMR certifies state record for Yellowfin Tuna

20-32-CWS | April 22, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified a state fishing record at their April meeting on Tuesday.


Michael McElroy III, of Hattiesburg set a new state record for Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) with a fish weighing 236 pounds, 9.6 ounces using conventional tackle.


The previous record was held by Robert Landingham with a fish weighing 205 pounds, 12.8 ounces set June 9, 2001.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Michael McElroy III with Yellowfin Tuna

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