Mississippi State Record Yellow Perch

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In March, Wesley Cummings set a Mississippi state record for yellow perch while fishing in Mill Creek at Pickwick Lake.

The fish was positively identified by Tyler Stubbs, a fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and was weighed on a certified scale. Mr. Cummings’ fish weighed 1.46 pounds, becoming the new Mississippi state record yellow perch.

Yellow Perch are native to the Tennessee River drainage. Due to the construction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, this fish now occurs in the Tombigbee River drainage, particularly north of Fulton. Yellow perch are usually caught by anglers who are fishing for crappie and bream.

For more information, visit www.mdwfp.com.

source: Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks