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CMR certifies two state fishing records


October 17, 2018

CMR certifies two state fishing records

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified two state fishing records.

Kevin Sikes of Cobbtown, Ga., set a new record for Gulf Flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) with a fish weighing 1 pound, 7.68 ounces using conventional tackle. The previous record was held by Christopher Barlow with a fish weighing 1 pound, 2.4 ounces caught March 9, 2018.

Junie Creel of Ocean Springs set the record for Lowfin Pomfret (Brama dussumieri) with a fish weighing 4.37 ounces using conventional tackle.

Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  •      Kevin Sikes
  •      Junie Creel

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

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