Press Release

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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

New Record Catfish Caught at Lake Mary Crawford

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LAWRENCE COUNTY - A new record catfish has been caught at Lake Mary Crawford!  Mr. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS caught the 14.4 pound channel catfish on March 19, 2017.  Lake Mary Crawford is a 128-acre state fishing lake located near Monticello. 

 "Each lake maintains a list of record fish, and we encourage anglers to let us know if they believe their catch might be a new record," said Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) State Lake Coordinator Jerry Brown.  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.           

Anglers who catch a state lake record fish will receive a certificate from MDWFP, and a copy will be displayed at the lake's office.  The record will also be acknowledged on MDWFP's website. 

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