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Biloxi fisherman sets new oyster toadfish record

Sherman Roberts of Biloxi set a new state record recently with a 3-pound, 2-ounce oyster toadfish.
Sherman Roberts of Biloxi set a new state record recently with a 3-pound, 2-ounce oyster toadfish.

The Commission on Marine Resources certified a new state record for oyster toadfish on Tuesday.

Sherman Roberts of Biloxi caught reeled in the 3-pound, 2-ounce fish using conventional tackle while fishing south of Horn Island in July.

Roberts’ catch surpassed the previous record of 2 pounds, 4.48 ounces, which was set in August 2016.

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