State Fishing Records Certified

13-98-CWS | September 19, 2013

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified three Mississippi recreational saltwater fishing records during its September meeting this week.


Cecily O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Gulf Toadfish with a 2-pound, 3-ounce fish.


Donald Armes Jr. of Pass Christian broke the state conventional tackle record for Atlantic Bumper with a fish weighing 3.45 ounces.


Eric Slate of Cordova, Tenn., broke the state conventional tackle record for Bull Shark with a fish weighing 164 pounds, 6 ounces.


Editor’s note: Photos of the winners are attached and are provided by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.


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


Contact: Melissa Scallan
Phone: 228-523-4124