- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources has certified the state saltwater conventional tackle fishing record.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1BWO43M ) Brandon Bosarge of Gautier shattered the record for Speckled hind with a 12-pound, 12.16-ounce fish he caught on Nov. 21. The previous record was 5 pounds, 8.8 ounces set in September 2014.

Commissioners also voted 3-1 Tuesday to open the area between the two bridges in Bay St. Louis to oyster tonging.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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