MDMR certifies fish records for July 2023

Finn Lipps with his Rock Hind. (Photos courtesy MDMR)

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources certified six state fishing records for the month of July.

Youth records using conventional tackle were set by Finn Lipps, 11, of Ocean Springs with a Rock Hind (Epinephelus adscensionis) weighing 2 pounds, 6.4 ounces; Peyton Morgan, 15, of Perkinston with a Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) weighing 20 pounds, 1.6 ounces; Ryan Ross, 9, of Vancleave with a Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) weighing 4 pounds, 6.4 ounces; and Maddox Foucha, 11, of Kiln with a Jack Crevalle (Caranx hippos) weighing 30 pounds, 9 ounces.
Peyton Morgan with his Red Snapper.
Ryan Ross with his Spanish Mackerel.
Maddox Foucha with his Jack Crevalle.

Conventional tackle records were set by Connie Boykin of Brooklyn with a Whitebone Porgy (Calamus leucosteus) weighing 2 pounds, 8.8 ounces, and Gavin Friend of Long Beach with a Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) weighing 7 pounds, 9.6 ounces.

Connie Boykin with his Whitebone Porgy.
Gavin Friend with his Yellowtail Snapper.

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