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New record bass caught in Monticello last week

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Bureau announced that two State Fishing Lake largemouth bass records have been broken.

Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6 pound bass on March 5, at Lake Jeff Davis, and Wesley Bass of Columbia caught a 7.2 pound bass on March 3 at Lake Mary Crawford.

Lake Jeff Davis is a 100-acre state fishing lake in Prentiss and Lake Mary Crawford is a 128-acre state fishing lake in Monticello.  “We encourage anglers fishing at our state lakes to report any potential lake record fish they catch,” says MDWFP State Lake Coordinator Jerry Brown.          

Both anglers will receive a record fish certificate from MDWFP.  A copy of the certificate will also be on display at each lake office, and on the lake’s information page of MDWFP’s website.  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.