Anglers the world over gather regularly for fishing derbies to see who can land the biggest catch. But record-breaking fish can be caught at anytime, weighed on an International Game Fish Association-certified scale at any number of tackle shops or marinas, and compared to the IGFA’s online records database. Sport-fishing enthusiasts can even have their own scales certified by the IGFA for a $40 fee.

Stacker compiled a list of record fish caught in Mississippi using data from Land Big Fish. Fish pictured are not the actual record catch. Keep reading to see which bodies of water in your state hold some of the most massive fish around.

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Alligator Gar

– Weight: 215 lbs
– Location: Mississippi River near Natchez
– Record set by Earl Stafford in 2003

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American Eel

– Weight: 5 lbs 1 oz
– Location: Mississippi River – near Vicksburg
– Record set by Mitch McLendon in 1994

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Bighead Carp

– Weight: 67 lbs 12 oz
– Location: Sardis Lower Lake
– Record set by Ron Maxwell in 2007

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Bigmouth Buffalo

– Weight: 46 lbs 3 oz
– Location: Private pond
– Record set by Willie Hearn in 2007

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Black Bullhead

– Weight: 5 lbs 9 oz
– Location: Sunrise Lake – near Nesbit
– Record set by Harold B. Alexander in 1988

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Black Crappie

– Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Arkabutla Reservoir
– Record set by Gerald Conlee in 1991

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Blue Catfish

– Weight: 95 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Mississippi River – Natchez
– Record set by Dakota Hinson in 2009

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Bluegill Sunfish

– Weight: 3 lbs 7.2 oz
– Location: private pond
– Record set by Gerald E. Thurmond in 1995

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Bowfin

– Weight: 18 lbs 14 oz
– Location: Ross Barnett Reservoir
– Record set by B. H. Toney in 1978

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Brown Bullhead

– Weight: 6 lbs 2.08 oz
– Location: private pond – near Harrisville
– Record set by Bobby L. Gibson Jr. in 1991

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Carp

– Weight: 74 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Pelahatchie Lake
– Record set by Curtis Wade in 1963

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Chain Pickerel

– Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz
– Location: Bay Springs Lake
– Record set by Ronnie Boren in 1986

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Channel Catfish

– Weight: 51 lbs 12 oz
– Location: Lake Tom Bailey
– Record set by Tom Edwards in 1997

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Drum

– Weight: 29 lbs 13.6 oz
– Location: MP&L Lake – near Cleveland
– Record set by Bryan A. Christian in 2011

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Flathead Catfish

– Weight: 77 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Tenn-Tom Waterway
– Record set by Joey Pounders in 2009

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Grass Carp

– Weight: 53 lbs 3.2 oz
– Location: Prairie Waters
– Record set by Melvin Murphy in 2008

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Green Sunfish

– Weight: 1 lbs 4.16 oz
– Location: Waltmans Lake
– Record set by Craig Jones in 1986

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Hybrid Bass

– Weight: 17 lbs 12.32 oz
– Location: Lower Sardis Lake
– Record set by Robert F. Fulce in 1991

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Hybrid Sunfish

– Weight: 1 lbs 3.68 oz
– Location: private pond – near Olive Branch
– Record set by Troy M. Wright in 1986

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Largemouth Bass

– Weight: 18 lbs 2.4 oz
– Location: Natchez State Park Lake
– Record set by Anthony Denny in 1992

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Longnose Gar

– Weight: 40 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Grenada Lake Spillway
– Record set by J.E. Bennett in 2004

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Paddlefish

– Weight: 65 lbs 0 oz
– Location: Ross Barnett Reservoir – spillway
– Record set by Randy Pues in 1974

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Rainbow Trout

– Weight: 2 lbs 15.36 oz
– Location: Lake Whittington
– Record set by William Tribble in 2001

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Redear Sunfish

– Weight: 3 lbs 5.28 oz
– Location: Tippah County Lake
– Record set by James K. Martin in 1991

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Sauger

– Weight: 2 lbs 8.32 oz
– Location: Mississippi River
– Record set by Pete Mauceli in 1992

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Saugeye

– Weight: 4 lbs 10.56 oz
– Location: Bay Springs Lake
– Record set by Scott Wood in 2000

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Shortnose Gar

– Weight: 5 lbs 13.28 oz
– Location: Enid Reservoir – spillway
– Record set by Robert Mills in 1999

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Smallmouth Bass

– Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz
– Location: Pickwick Lake – Yellow Creek Arm
– Record set by Thomas Wilbanks in 1987

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Smallmouth Buffalo

– Weight: 57 lbs 12 oz
– Location: Ross Barnett Reservoir
– Record set by Charles M. Cox in 1983

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Spotted Bass

– Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
– Location: private pond
– Record set by S. Ross Grantham in 1974

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Spotted Gar

– Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz
– Location: Lake Lee
– Record set by Greg Sarringar in 2003

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Striped Bass

– Weight: 37 lbs 13.12 oz
– Location: Bowie River
– Record set by Tony C. Graves in 1993

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Walleye

– Weight: 9 lbs 10.56 oz
– Location: Tennessee River
– Record set by Clayton E. Hobbs in 1985

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Warmouth

– Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
– Location: Black Creek
– Record set by Lillian Morris in 1979

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White Bass

– Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz
– Location: Grenada Reservoir – spillway
– Record set by William Mulvihill in 1979

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White Crappie

– Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz
– Location: Enid Reservoir
– Record set by Fred Bright in 1957

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Yellow Bass

– Weight: 1 lbs 12.16 oz
– Location: Lake Cavalier
– Record set by John Hopper in 2010

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Yellow Bullhead

– Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz
– Location: Mossy Lake
– Record set by Robert Cason in 1974