MDMR certifies state saltwater finfish record for February

24-11-CWS | February 26, 2024

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a state saltwater fishing record using conventional tackle for the month of February.


Ron McMillan of Lucedale set the record for Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio) with a fish weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Ron McMillan with Red Grouper

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