MDMR certifies new state record

20-83-CWS | December 22, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a new state fishing record. Joey Besancon Sr. of Gautier set a new state record for Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) using a gig with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 6.95 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

 Joey Besancon Sr. with Striped Mullet

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