Record catfish caught at Lake Mary Crawford

Published 2:59 pm Thursday, April 25, 2024

MONTICELLO — A record breaking catch was reeled in this April on Lake Mary Crawford. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks confirmed the official record breaking catfish was caught by Thomas McKnight earlier this month. 

Jerry Brown, MDWFP Fisheries Chief of Staff, said the catfish weighed 15.97 pounds and set a record for Lake Mary Crawford. It is the second lake record caught this year. The catch bested the previous record of 14.4 pounds caught by Richard Albritton. Lisle McKnight reported the catch on April 8 to The Daily Leader. 

Readers might recall Jordan Davis, a Brookhaven man, caught a 2.53 pound crappie setting a Lake Mary Crawford record for crappie earlier in April. The catch was featured in a MDWFP social media post. 

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