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Mississippi

Freshwater Fishing

State Record Freshwater Fish

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

0.39 lbs

John Merritt

Black Creek

5/10/2020

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

0.83 lbs

Allen Smith

Red Creek

5/11/2020

Shortnose Gar

5.83 lbs

Robert Mills

Enid Spillway

8/22/1999

Silver Carp

27.25 lbs

Andrew Vinson

Sardis Lower Lake

8/1/2019

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 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 13.5 oz

Tom Wimberly III

Private Pond

4/6/2021

Yellow Perch

1.46 lbs

Wesley Cummins

Pickwick Lake

3/21/2016

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