Fishing For Other Species In Mississippi
Guide to fishing for alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, paddlefish and spotted gar in Mississippi.
This state offers some unique fishing opportunities for these fish. Listed below find information about these species of fish. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Bay Springs Lake, Enid Reservoir, Grenada Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam, Okatibbee Lake, Ross R Barnett Reservoir, Sardis Lake and others..
Other Available Species
World record: 279 lbs
State Record: 215 lbs 0 oz
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 18 lbs 14 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 48.08 lbs
World record: 144 lbs
State Record: 65 lbs 0 oz
World record: 9 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 8.1 lbs
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Mississippi Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record alligator gar came from the Mississippi River (Natchez).
The state record bowfin was caught in Ross Barnett Reservoir.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Bay Springs Lake.
The state record longnose gar was caught from Sardis Lake Spillway.
The state record paddlefish was caught from Ross Barnett Lake Spillway.
The state record spotted gar was caught in Enid Dam Spillway.
For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the MS walleye page.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.