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Laurel man breaks state amberjack record with 126-pound catch

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Don Wheeler of Laurel broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a greater amberjack weighing 126 pounds. (Photo source: MS Dept. of Marine Resources) Don Wheeler of Laurel broke a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a greater amberjack weighing 126 pounds. (Photo source: MS Dept. of Marine Resources)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its April 15 meeting.

Don Wheeler of Laurel broke the state conventional record for greater amberjack with a 126-pound fish on March 22, 2014. The previous record was 124.4 pounds set in 2012.

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