State Record Guidelines

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State Record Guidelines 2017-05-24T11:59:02+00:00

In additions to Federal HMS permit compliance regulation ( and the Official Mississippi State Saltwater Fishing Record Rules posted on the MDMR Website ( these additional rules and restrictions will be strictly enforced for potential record submissions:

  • A valid HMS permit for the vessel is required.
  • A valid Mississippi Recreational Saltwater Fishing License for the angler is required.
  • Absolutely no mechanical reel assistance of any type will be allowed when fighting the fish.
  • Once a fish is hooked, the use of a rod holder is forbidden.
  • The use of rod belt or waist gimbal is permitted.
  • Dart gaffs will be permitted for landing the fish.
  • Documentation will be reviewed by MDMR staff and presented to the Commission on Marine Resources for state record consideration.