MDMR certifies state saltwater finfish record for May

24-26-CWS | May 31, 2024

BILOXI, Miss. –The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified an all tackle state saltwater fishing record for the month of May.


Using a spear, Darin Grant of Mobile, Ala., set the record for Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio) with a fish weighing 27 pounds, .32 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

Darin Grant with Red Grouper

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