MDMR certifies new youth state record

20-74-BK | November 3, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a youth state fishing record for the month of October. Rodie Lane Armes, 10, of Pass Christian set the new youth state record for Needle Fish (Strongylura marina) using conventional tackle with a fish weighing 2.56 ounces.


“Rodie continues to add more state fishing records to his resume and we are proud of him for a job well done,” said Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Executive Director Joe Spraggins.


Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  1. Rodie Lane Armes with Needle Fish

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