CMR certifies two youth state records

19-69-CWS |October 31, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified two youth division state fishing records this month.

Rinlee Cole Armes, 4, of Pass Christian set the state record for Atlantic Bumper (Chloroscombrus chrysurus) with a fish weighing 4.52 ounces using conventional tackle.


David Kuehn III, 6, of Ocean Springs set a new state record for Hardhead Catfish (Ariopsis felis) with a fish weighing 2 pounds, 10.16 ounces using conventional tackle. The previous record was 1 pound, 12.97 ounces and was set in June 2018.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  1. Rinlee Cole Armes
  2. David Kuehn III

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