New Lake Record Crappie Caught at Lake Mike Conner

COVINGTON COUNTY – A new Lake Mike Connor record crappie has been caught!  Mr. Charles M. Thompson of Seminary, MS caught the 2.2 pound white crappie on February 14, 2017.  Lake Mike Conner is a 79-acre state fishing lake located in Covington County. 

“Our state fishing lakes offer excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, and catfish,” according to Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) State Lake Coordinator Jerry Brown.  “Each lake maintains a list of the record fish and we encourage anglers to let us know if they believe their catch might be a new record.”

Anglers who catch a state lake record fish will receive a certificate from MDWFP, and a copy will be on display at the lake’s office and on the lake’s information page of MDWFP’s website.  Fish that qualify for a state lake record include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, and catfish.  Potential record fish must be verified by a member of the Fisheries Bureau staff.            

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