MDMR certifies youth fish record for January

24-5-CWS | January 17, 2024

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


Margaret Schindler, 14, of Diamondhead set the record for Silver Perch (Bairdiella chrysoura) with a fish weighing 3.2 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Margaret Schindler with Silver Perch

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