Mississippi has a new record for redfish, but it will be held by an Alabama angler.
On Tuesday, the state’s Commission on Marine Resources certified four new records including the massive 52-pound, 2.4-ounce redfish caught May 26 by Antonio Rubio of Bay Minette, Ala. It shattered by over 8 pounds the longstanding record of 44 pounds set in 1970.
Other records approved include:
* David Floyd of Pascagoula, striped burrfish, 1 pound, 9.65 ounces caught May 3. The previous record was 1 pound, 4 ounces set in 2008.
* Todd Rosetti of Biloxi, Smooth Puffer, 6 pounds, 6.4 ounces caught May 1. The previous record was 5 pounds, .04 ounces set in 2000.
* Jimmy Taylor of Biloxi established a state record for keeltail pomfret, 14 pounds, 3.82 ounces caught on May 30. It is the first keeltail pomfret listed.