19-47-CWS | August 21, 2019
BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources approved the following state records at the June, July and August meetings:
Sam Bullen, 11, of Perkinston set the state youth record using conventional tackle for a Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) he caught on May 24, 2019, weighing 38 pounds, 13.6 ounces.
Hudson Havard, 12, of Vancleave set the state youth record using conventional tackle for a Gray Snapper (Lutjanus griseus) he caught on May 24, 2019, weighing 11 pounds, 15.2 ounces.
Rodie Lane Armes, 9, of Pass Christian set two state youth records using conventional tackle. The first record was for a Ladyfish (Elops Saurus) he caught on July 18, 2019, weighing 1 pound, 14.58 ounces. The second record was for a Crevalle Jack (Caranx hippos) he caught on July 29, 2019, weighing 25 pounds, 6.4 ounces.
Don Ruiz of Long Beach set the state record using conventional tackle for an Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) he caught on August 2, 2019, weighing 185 pounds, 8.8 ounces.
Sean Cook of D’Iberville set the state record using a spear for a Permit (Trachinotus falcatus) he caught on August 1, 2019, weighing 9 pounds, 15.62 ounces.
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.