July 28, 2011
Mississippi Fishing Records Getting Broken at Record Pace
JACKSON, Miss., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There weren't high expectations this year for fishing off the Mississippi coast. After the deep-water Horizon oil spill and a huge influx of fresh water into the Gulf due to flooding of the Mississippi River, most saltwater anglers felt the fishing would be below average.
Lucky for those fishermen, they were wrong. There have been many record catches along the Mississippi coast this year. The year started off great when Steve Atwood and his crew hauled in a huge wahoo from Mississippi coast water. After taking more than 24 hours to weigh the mighty fish, the official weight was 111 pounds, 2.6 ounces. They missed the state record by 6/10 of an ounce.
It didn't stop there, on March 18 Troy Helwig hauled in a 115 pound amberjack that blew away a former record that had stood since 2008. The Mississippi coast fishermen have also seen record blackfin tuna being pulled from their waters. This started a tuna scramble, which in turn saw many records broken.
MS Sportsman Magazine reports that the fine state of Mississippi has been kept very busy this year. With the number of saltwater tournaments remaining for the year they can expect to stay busy.
SOURCE Mississippi Sportsman Magazine