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Mississippi Official State Record
Freshwater Fish

(Rod and Reel Division)

Species

Weight

Angler

Location Caught

Date

Alligator Gar

215 lbs

Earl Stafford

MS River (Natchez)

5/3/2003

American Eel

5 lbs 1 oz

Mitch McLendon

MS River (Vicksburg)

7/12/1994

Bighead Carp

67 lbs 12 oz

Ron Maxwell

Sardis Lower Lake

4/3/2007

Bigmouth Buffalo

46 lbs 3 oz

Willie Hearn

Private Pond

10/24/2007

Black Bass Hybrid

11 lbs 4.5 oz

Hunter Yarborough

Private Pond

9/26/1964

Black Bullhead

5.56 lbs

Harold B. Alexander

Sunrise Lake

6/12/1988

Black Crappie

4 lbs 4 oz

Gerald Conlee

Arkabutla Reservoir

3/19/1991

Blue Catfish

95 lbs

Dakota Hinson

MS River (Natchez)

3/16/2009

Bluegill

3.45 lbs

Gerald E. Thurmond

Farm Pond

2/2/1995

Bowfin

18 lbs 14 oz

B.H. Toney

Ross Barnett Reservoir

11/23/1978

Brown Bullhead

6.13 lbs

Bobby L. Gibson

Farm Pond

1/19/1991

Chain Pickerel

6 lbs 4 oz

Ronnie Boren

Bay Springs Lake

10/4/1986

Channel Catfish

51 lbs 12 oz

Tom Edwards

Lake Tom Bailey

5/31/1997

Common Carp

74 lbs

Curtis Wade

Pelahatchie Lake

6/13/1963

Flathead Catfish

77.7 lbs

Matt Bingham

MS River (Tunica)

5/8/2012

Freshwater Drum

30.63 lbs

John Smith

Eagle Lake

1/7/2016

Grass Carp

53.2 lbs

Melvin Murphy

Prairie Waters

4/16/2008

Green Sunfish

1.26 lbs

Craig Jones

Waltman’s Lake (Canton)

5/21/1986

Green Sunfish Hybrid

1.23 lbs

Troy M. Wright

Private Pond

4/6/1986

Largemouth Bass

18.15 lbs

Anthony Denny

Natchez State Park Lake

12/31/1992

Longear Sunfish

0.33 ibs.

Cary Crosby

Red Creek

5/19/2016

Longnose Gar

48 lbs 1 oz

Don Henson

Sardis Reservoir Spillway

9/10/2016

Magnolia Crappie

3.46 lbs

Tom Box

Lake Charlie Capps

3/24/2004

Paddlefish

65 lbs

Randy Pues

Ross Barnett Reservoir Spillway

6/23/1974

Rainbow Trout

5.03 lbs

Cyrus Manning

Private Pond

1/5/2015

Redspotted Sunfish

2.3 oz

Caleb Hinton

Thompson Creek

9/29/2014

Redear

3.33 lbs

James K. Martin

Tippah County Lake

11/5/1991

Sauger

2.52 lbs

Pete Mauceli

MS River (Greenville)

8/5/1992

Saugeye

4.66 lbs

Scott Wood

Bay Springs lake

2/26/2000

Shadow Bass

0.45 lbs

Jeffery Jackson

Copiah Creek

1/21/2006

Shortnose Gar

5.83 lbs

Robert Mills

Enid Spillway

8/22/1999

Silver Carp

15 lbs

Vernard Williams

Log Loader Lake

7/31/2011

Smallmouth Bass

7 lbs 15 oz

Thomas Wilbanks

Yellow Creek Arm (Pickwick Lake)

1/24/1987

Smallmouth Buffalo

57 lbs 12 oz

Charles M. Cox

Ross Barnett Reservoir

11/21/1983

Spotted Bass

8 lbs 2 oz

S . Ross Gratham

Farm Pond

9/2/1975

Spotted Gar

8.1 lbs

Chuck Herring

Enid Dam Spillway

8/13/2012

Striped Bass

39.6 lbs

Rocky Rawls

Pascagoula River

2/7/2016

Striped Bass Hybrid

17.77 lbs

Robert F. Fulce

Lower Sardis Lake

4/15/1991

Walleye

9.66 lbs

Clayton E. Hobbs

TN River (Iuka)

1/19/1985

Warmouth

1 lb 8 oz

Lilliam Morris

Black Creek

6/17/1979

White Bass

5 lbs 6 oz

William Mulvhill

Grenada Reservoir Spillway

4/21/1979

White Crappie

5 lbs 3 oz

Fred Bright

Enid Reservoir

7/31/1957

Yellow Bass

2.24 lbs

Zach Lipford

Pickwick Lake

3/2/2017

Yellow Bullhead

2 lbs 13 oz

Robert Cason

Mossy Lake

5/26/1974

Yellow Perch

1.46 lbs

Wesley Cummins

Pickwick Lake

3/21/2016

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