State records set for cownose ray, spinner shark, gulf kingfish

Thor Goodfellow set a state record for the cownose ray. (Photo source: DMR)
Thor Goodfellow set a state record for the cownose ray. (Photo source: DMR)
Jordan Mathews set a state record for the spinner shark. (Photo source: DMR)
Jordan Mathews set a state record for the spinner shark. (Photo source: DMR)
Riley Saucier set a state record for the gulf kingfish. (Photo source: DMR)
Riley Saucier set a state record for the gulf kingfish. (Photo source: DMR)

Three coast anglers set or broke state records in July. The state Commission on Marine Resources certified the recreational conventional tackle records during its August 19 meeting.

Thor Goodfellow of Gulfport established a state record for a cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) with a 28-pound, 9-ounce fish on July 5, 2014.

Riley Saucier of Pascagoula broke the state record for a gulf kingfish (Menticirrhus littoralis) with a 2-pound fish on July 5, 2014. The previous record was 1 pound, 15.36 ounces, set in 2009.

Jordan Mathews of Biloxi broke the state record for a spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) with a 164-pound, 7-ounce fish on July 5, 2014. The previous record was 159 pounds, 4.8 ounces, set in 2004.

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