MDMR certifies fish records for November

23-40-CWS | November 28, 2023

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified two state fishing records using conventional tackle for the month of November.


Stefanson Smith of New Orleans set the record for Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 0.64 ounces. Cecily O’Brien of Pascagoula set the record for Irish Pompano (Diapterus auratus) with a fish weighing 5.9 ounces.


Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  1. Stefanson Smith with Florida Pompano
  2. Cecily O’Brien with Irish Pompano

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