MDMR certifies youth state record for Blacktip Shark

22-40-CWS | October 14, 2022

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified a youth division state fishing record this month for Rodie Armes,12, of Pass Christian. Armes set the record for Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) using conventional tackle with a fish weighing 58 pounds, 6.4 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

Rodie Armes with Blacktip Shark

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