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All about fishing for alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and spotted gar in Mississippi.

This state offers some unique fishing opportunities for these fish. Listed below find information about these species of fish.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Mississippi

Northern pike fishing in MS

Larger lakes across the state of Mississippi, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Enid Reservoir, Grenada Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam, Okatibbee Lake, Ross R Barnett Reservoir, Sardis Lake and others..

Fishing for other species in Mississippi

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

MS State Record: 215 lbs 0 oz



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

MS State Record: 18 lbs 14 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

MS State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

MS State Record: 44 lbs 0 oz



World record: 144 lbs

MS State Record: 65 lbs 0 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

MS State Record: 2 lbs 8 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

MS State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

MS State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Mississippi, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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