MDMR certifies two state records

21-36-CWS | August 20, 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified two state fishing records this month.


Riley Armes, 10, of Pass Christian set the youth record for Ladyfish (Elops saurus) using conventional tackle with a fish weighing 2 pounds, 9.6 ounces.


James Landers of Pascagoula set a new record for Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) using conventional tackle was with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 3.2 ounces.


Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  1. Riley Armes with Ladyfish
  2. James Landers with Vermilion Snapper

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at