MDMR certifies state record

23-2-CWS | January 20, 2023

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a state fishing record for the month of January.


Tommy Phelps of Gautier set the all tackle record using a spear for Scrawled Filefish (Aluterus scriptus) with a fish weighing 3 pounds, 2.45 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

Tommy Phelps with Scrawled Filefish

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