MDMR certifies state record

22-45-CWS | November 16, 2022

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


Mark Kleinpeter of Ocean Springs set the all tackle record using a spear for Dog Snapper (Lutjanus jocu) with a fish weighing 24 pounds, 2.4 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

Mark Kleinpeter with Dog Snapper

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