CMR certifies three state fishing records

18-49-CWS | August 21, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified three state fishing records.


Michael Garrett of Vancleave set the record for Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) with a shark weighing 675 pounds using conventional tackle.


In the youth division, the following records were set using conventional tackle.


Margaret Schindler, 8, of Diamondhead set a record for Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) with a fish weighing 26 pounds, 8 ounces.


Kyson Blocker, 10, of Edmond, Okla., set a record for Striped Burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfii) with a fish weighing 1 pound, 5.62 ounces.


Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

$11.    Michael Garrett

$12.    Margaret Schindler

$13.    Kyson Blocker


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