Press Release

Monday, June 19, 2017


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

Lake Lamar Bruce Record Bluegill Caught

SALTILLO – A Lake Lamar Bruce record bluegill was caught on June 11, 2017 by Raymond Burns of Baldwyn, MS.  The fish weighed 0.57 lbs.  Lake Lamar Bruce is a 300-acre state fishing lake located in Saltillo.

“Each state 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 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. 

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.