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Home > Mississippi Fishing Records - Fresh Water

Mississippi Fishing Records - Fresh Water


Species

Weight

Location

Fisherman

Date

Alligator Gar 215lbs  Mississippi River Earl Stafford 5/3/2003
American Eel 5lbs 1oz Mississippi River Mitch McLendon 7/12/1994
Bighead Carp 67lbs 12oz Sardis Lower Lake Ron Maxwell 4/3/2007
Bigmouth Buffalo 46lbs 3oz Private pond Willie Hearn 10/24/2007
Black Bullhead 5lbs 9oz Sunrise Lake Harold Alexander 6/12/1988
Black Crappie 4lbs 4oz Arkabutla Reservoir  Gerald Conlee 3/19/1991
Blue Catfish 93lbs 0oz Mississippi River Carrol Pearson 2/12/1997
Bluegill Sunfish 3lbs 7.2oz private pond  Gerald Thurmond 2/2/1995
Bowfin 18lbs 14oz Ross Barnett Reservoir  B. H. Toney 11/23/1978
Brown Bullhead 6lbs 2.08oz private pond Bobby Gibson Jr. 1/19/1991
Carp 74lbs 0oz Pelahatchie Lake  Curtis Wade 6/13/1963
Chain Pickerel 6lbs 4oz Bay Springs Lake  Ronnie Boren 10/4/1986
Channel Catfish 51lbs 12oz Lake Tom Bailey  Tom Edwards 5/31/1997

Drum 25lbs 4.32oz MP&L Lake George Anderson 3/26/1989
Flathead Catfish 65lbs 8oz Pickwick Lake  Wade Arnold 3/21/1987
Grass Carp 72lbs  Pickwick Lake Tony Christian 5/23/2005
Green Sunfish 1lbs 4.16oz Waltmans Lake  Craig Jones 5/21/1986
Hybrid Bass 17lbs 12.32oz Lower Sardis Lake  Robert F. Fulce 4/15/1991
Hybrid Sunfish 1lbs 3.68oz private pond Troy M. Wright 4/6/1986
Largemouth Bass 18lbs 2.4oz Natchez State Park Lake  Anthony Denny 12/31/1992
Longnose Gar 40lbs 0oz Grenada Lake J.E. Bennett 1/16/2004
Paddlefish 65lbs 0oz Ross Barnett Reservoir Randy Pues 6/23/1974
Rainbow Trout 2lbs 15.36oz Lake Whittington  William Tribble 3/21/2001
Redear Sunfish 3lbs 5.28oz Tippah County Lake  James K. Martin 11/5/1991
Sauger 2lbs 8.32oz Mississippi River  Pete Mauceli 8/5/1992
Saugeye 4lbs 10.56oz Bay Springs Lake  Scott Wood 2/26/2000
Shortnose Gar 5lbs 13.28oz Enid Reservoir Robert Mills 8/22/1999
Smallmouth Bass 7lbs 15oz Pickwick Lake Thomas Wilbanks 1/24/1987
Smallmouth Buffalo 57lbs 12oz Ross Barnett Reservoir  Charles M. Cox 11/21/1983
Spotted Bass 8lbs 2oz private pond  S. Ross Grantham 9/2/1974
Spotted Gar 5lbs 8oz Lake Lee Greg Sarringar 5/8/2003
Striped Bass 37lbs 13.12oz Bowie River  Tony C. Graves 5/13/1993
Walleye 9lbs 10.56oz Tennessee River  Clayton E. Hobbs 1/19/1985
Warmouth 1lbs 8oz Black Creek  Lillian Morris 6/17/1979
White Bass 5lbs 6oz Grenada Reservoir William Mulvihill 4/21/1979
White Crappie 5lbs 3oz Enid Reservoir  Fred Bright 7/31/1957
Yellow Bass 15lbs 4oz Lake Cavalier Ford Day 2/21/2002
Yellow Bullhead 2lbs 13oz Mossy Lake  Robert Cason 5/26/1974
Yellow Perch 3lbs 4oz  Lake Plantaganett Merle Johnson 1945

    

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FISHING LICENSE (SALTWATER AND FRESHWATER) 
 

Resident - Each resident of the State of Mississippi ages sixteen (16) through sixty-four (64), fishing in the fresh or marine waters of Mississippi, including lakes and reservoirs but NOT to include privately owned ponds and streams, shall be required to buy a fishing license. A saltwater license is required south of U. S. Highway 90 and a freshwater or saltwater license is valid between I-10 and U. S. Highway 90.  Saltwater license is not valid north of I-10.   Any person sixty-five (65) or older, or any person otherwise exempted from obtaining a fishing license, must have documentation with him/her at all times while fishing as described in
Exemptions. [MS. Code 49-7-9]
 
Non-Resident - All non-resident anglers, except minors under the age of sixteen (16), are required to obtain a fishing license while fishing in the fresh or marine waters of the State of Mississippi.
 
EXEMPTIONS
Residents who are blind, paraplegic, a multiple-amputee, adjudged totally disabled by the Social Security Administration or totally service connected disabled by the Veterans Administration are not required to purchase a HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE. [MS. Code 49-7-5 and 49-7-9]. Residents exempt based on this criteria are required to have proof of their age, residency, disability status or other physical impairment in their possession while engaged in hunting and fishing activities. All exempt licenses previously issued for DISABILITIES are null and void.
 
PROOF OF RESIDENCY
ONLY PERSONS DOMICILED WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AS DEFINED IN SECTION 49-7-3 OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE, AS AMENDED, ARE ENTITLED TO OBTAIN A RESIDENT HUNTING/ FISHING LICENSE.
Under this section, a personís domicile is that personís principal or primary home or place of abode.  Provided, however, a person holding a current driverís license is deemed to be domiciled within the state that issued the driverís license. Even if a person currently resides within the State of Mississippi, for purposes of obtaining a hunting license, he/she is considered to be domiciled in the state which issued the driverís license.
 
I. IF YOU HOLD A CURRENT DRIVERíS LICENSE:
a. If you hold a current MISSISSIPPI driverís license, you are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license.
b. If you hold a driverís license from any state other than Mississippi, you are required to purchase a non-resident hunting license.
 
II. IF YOU DO NOT HOLD A CURRENT DRIVERíS LICENSE FROM ANY STATE:
You are entitled to purchase a resident hunting license if Mississippi is your principal or primary home or place of abode. A current Mississippi resident income tax return or a home stead exemption receipt may be considered as evidence of domicile, but these are not necessarily determinative. You may be denied a resident hunting license if you fail to provide adequate proof.
 
EXCEPTIONS
Even if you are domiciled in another state, you may purchase a resident hunting license if you provide either (1) a current identification card from a Mississippi college or university; or (2) a current military ID card showing that you are an active member of the Armed Forces (excluding Reserves and the National Guard) and proof that you are stationed on a military base in Mississippi.
 
PROOF OF AGE MAY BE SHOWN BY THE FOLLOWING:
A. A valid driverís license; or
B. Copy of birth certificate
 
MISSISSIPPI LIFETIME LICENSE
Resident lifetime license applicants must prove that they have been domiciled in the State of Mississippi for a minimum of eighteen (18) months immediately prior to issuance of such licenses.
 
Lifetime Licenses Price Process Fee
Lifetime Sportsman
(age 13 and over)
$1000.00 0
Lifetime Sportsman
(Birth through 12)

 
$500.00 0
Non-Resident Mississippi Native Lifetime $1500.00 0
 
Resident Licenses Price Agent Fee Process Fee
Sportsmanís License (does not include saltwater fishing) $32.00 $1.00 $1.00
All Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing
(does not include Archery/Primitive Weapon)
$17.00 $1.00 $1.00
Small Game Hunting/Freshwater Fishing $13.00 $1.00 $1.00
Freshwater Fishing $8.00 $1.00 $1.00
3-Day Freshwater Fishing $3.00 $1.00 $1.00
Saltwater Fishing $10.00 $1.00 $1.00
 
Non-Resident Licenses Price Agent Fee Process Fee
Armed Forces 14-Day Hunting/Fishing - Must make application through MDWFP. (Includes Fall Turkey and Archery Primitive Weapon. Does not include Saltwater Fishing) $33.00 0 $1.29
Freshwater Fishing $50.00 $3.00 $1.29
Saltwater Fishing

 
$30.00 $3.00 $1.29
3-Day Freshwater Fishing $15.00 $2.00 $1.29
3-Day Saltwater Fishing $15.00 $2.00 $1.29
1-Day Freshwater Fishing
 
$8.00 $1.00 $1.29
NOTE: Louisiana residents must purchase both the Freshwater and Saltwater license to fish in the marine waters of Mississippi.

 






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