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CMR certifies shark, tripletail records

David Rogers of Theodore, Alaabama, set the record for bull shark with a 203-pound shark caught July 1. The previous record was 164 pounds, 6 ounces and was set on August 4, 2013.
David Rogers of Theodore, Alaabama, set the record for bull shark with a 203-pound shark caught July 1. The previous record was 164 pounds, 6 ounces and was set on August 4, 2013.

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified four saltwater recreational fishing records.

David Rogers of Theodore, Alabama, set the record for bull shark with a 203-pound catch on July 1. The previous record was 164 pounds, 6 ounces set on Aug. 4, 2013.

Rogers also set the record for tiger shark with a 390-pound catch on July 2. Rogers used conventional tackle for both sharks. The previous record was 173 pounds, 12 ounces set on Oct. 19, 2010.

Using conventional tackle, Mark Huffmaster of Sherwood, Arkansas, set the record for finetooth shark with a 34-pound, 6.64-ounce catch on July 23. The previous record was 22 pounds, 9.66 ounces set on July 19, 2009.

Using fly tackle, Scott Corlew of Pascagoula set the record for tripletail with a 24-pound, 7.01-ounce fish caught July 20. The previous record was 16 pounds, 11.84 ounces set on Aug. 24, 2009.

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