Press Release

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

New Record Largemouth Bass Caught at Lakes Jeff Davis and Mary Crawford

 Record -Basses

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that two State Fishing Lake largemouth bass records have been broken.  Mr. Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6 pound bass on March 5, 2017 at Lake Jeff Davis, and Mr. Wesley Bass of Columbia caught a 7.2 pound bass on March 3, 2017 at Lake Mary Crawford.

Lake Jeff Davis is a 100-acre state fishing lake in Prentiss, MS and Lake Mary Crawford is a 128-acre state fishing lake in Monticello, MS.  "We encourage anglers fishing at our state lakes to report any potential lake record fish they catch," says MDWFP State Lake Coordinator Jerry Brown.          

Both anglers will receive a record fish certificate from MDWFP.  A copy of the certificate will also be on display at each lake office, and on the lake's information page of MDWFP's website.  Fish that qualify for a state lake record include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, and catfish.  Potential record fish must be verified by a member of the Fisheries Bureau staff.            

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