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Georgia’s Saltwater Gamefish Records

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SPECIES

MEN’S RECORD

WOMEN’S RECORD

WEIGHT

MALE ANGLER (year)

WEIGHT

FEMALE ANGLER (year)

For more information on Saltwater records, go to Coastal Resources Division at 912-264-7218

RED indicates new record!

* Current regulations require the immediate release of these fish and therefore are not eligible for state records. Due to the maximum 23 inch size limit on Red Drum, a state record cannot be submitted.

Amberjack, Greater

92 lb. 1 oz.

Ben W. Key. Jr. (1975)

72 lb. 8 oz.

Tricia L. Nicosia (1986)

Barracuda, Great

54 lb. 8 oz.

Wayne Hall (1999)

47 lb. 8 oz.

Marie Franklin (1999)

Bass, Black Sea (tie)

5 lb. 11 oz.

J.C. Hadden, Jr. (1994)

4 lb. 8 oz.

Evelyn B. Carter (1983)

5 lb. 12 oz.

Willie J. Oakman (1998)

Bluefish*

17 lb. 12 oz.

Gary Q. Altman (1980)

14 lb. 4 oz.

Kathy Sikes (1986)

Cobia

88 lb. 12 oz.

Jeffrey Clark (1985)

68 lb. 5 oz.

Wanda Carroll (1999)

Croaker, Atlantic

5 lb. 12 oz.

David Flynt (1977)

2 lb. 11 oz.

Caroline Hicks (2014)

Dolphin

67 lb. 6 oz.

Michael Sheppard (1997)

54 lb. 8 oz.

Romona Arsenault (1977)

Drum, Black

92 lb. 0 oz.

John H. Thomas Jr. (2010)

80 lb. 0 oz.

Jennifer Swenson (2009)

Drum, Red (Channel Bass)*

47 lb. 7 oz.

Richard Price (1986)

38 lb. 13 oz.

Sandra Price (1986)

Flounder (Composite)

15 lb. 8 oz.

Walter C. Hewitt (1982)

15 lb. 10 oz.

Janice Youmans (1990)

Grouper, Gag

38 lb. 0 oz.

David Sapp (2002)

20 lb. 0 oz.

Joyce L. Richards (1984)

Grouper, Goliath*

124 lb. 0 oz.

James Chumley (1976)

Harvest prohibited, therefore record no longer allowed.

Grouper, Red

19 lb. 8 oz.

John Wren (2012)

19 lb. 2 oz.

Karen Kratzer (2016)

Grouper, Scamp

27 lb. 2 oz.

Jakob Hallstrom (2014)

23 lb. 6 oz.

Kathy Wash (1987)

Grouper, Warsaw

252 lb. 0 oz.

Gene Whitehurst (1981)

Harvest prohibited, therefore record no longer allowed.

Jack, Crevalle

38 lb. 8 oz.

Lex Bazemore (2001)

30 lb. 6 oz.

Ann Allen (1981)

Kingfish (Whiting)

2 lb. 12 oz.

Harold Guinn (1975)

2 lb. 4 oz.

Lois E. Guinn (1975)

Ladyfish

3 lb. 12 oz.

Dwight Thornton (1977)

5 lb. 0 oz.

Marjorie Nighbert (1978)

Mackerel, King

75 lb. 12 oz.

Joe H. Bell (2004)

45 lb. 7 oz.

Jessica Pace (2016)

Mackerel, Spanish

8 lb. 4 oz.

James I. Geiger (1991)

7 lb. 14 oz.

Ida Knight (1988)

Marlin, Blue*

491 lb. 8 oz.

John C. Howard, Jr. (1985)

178 lb. 0 oz.

Susan D. Meek (1985)

Marlin, White*

49 lb. 12 oz.

Thomas Hester (1986)

Harvest prohibited, therefore record no longer allowed.

Mullet, Striped

9 lb. 3 oz.

Steve Middleton (1994)

Minimum weight: 4 lbs.

Pinfish

1 lb. 15 oz.

Ty Cobb (2017)

5.5 oz.

Marion Rawls (2016)

Pompano, African

25 lb. 13 oz.

Jennifer Roberts (2016)

Pompano, Florida

5 lb. 4 oz.

Bill Knightbuford (2002)

1 lb. 7 oz.

Laura A. Cheek (1982)

Porgy (Composite)

15 lb. 14 oz.

Louis F. Jiran (1988)

Minimum weight: 3 lbs.

Porgy, Red

5 lb. 6 oz.

Jimmy Ginn (1980)

Minimum weight: 4 lbs.

Runner, Rainbow

17 lb. 12 oz.

Tyler Bond (1984)

Minimum weight: 5 lbs.

Sailfish*

65 lb. 0 oz.

Vann Downs (1981)

38 lb. 5 oz.

Laura Hammond (1992)

Seatrout,Spotted

9 lb. 7 oz.

Tommy Hall (1976)

7 lb. 8 oz.

Amanda Wooten (1990)

Shark, Blacktip

131 lb. 0 oz.

Albert Lee Boyd (1978)

148 lb. 0 oz.

Allison Gerber (2008)

Shark, Bonnethead

22 lb. 8 oz.

Zachery Gross (2009)

22 lb. 11.5 oz.

Amanda Page (2012)

Shark, Bull

455 lb. 0 oz.

Mark D. Noble (1978)

121 lb. 9 oz.

Jennifer Swenson (2011)

Shark, Dusky*

272 lb. 8 oz.

Bill Hunter (1978)

6 lb. 2 oz.

Wendy Mead (1982)

Shark, Hammerhead

770 lb. 0 oz.

Charlie Marshall (1973)

10 lb. 0 oz.

Katherine Bullis (1985)

Shark, Lemon

375 lb. 0 oz.

Thomas Winslow (1974)

322 lb. 0 oz.

Deborah Carpenter (2011)

Shark, Mako

440 lb. 0 oz.

Tyler Gary (2017)

No minimum weight

Shark, Nurse

244 lb. 0 oz.

Bill Watson (1981)

Minimum weight: 50 lbs.

Shark, Sandbar (Brown)*

158 lb. 8 oz.

Chet Lee Kirby (1979)

124 lb. 0 oz.

Dorothea Bays (1985)

Shark, Sand Tiger*

290 lb. 0 oz.

Billy Castle (1977)

212 lb. 6 oz.

Clara Adams (1984)

Shark, Spinner

145 lb. 6 oz.

Edward J. Hawie (2009)

Minimum weight: 50 lbs.

Shark, Thresher

116 lb. 0 oz.

Mark D. Noble (1976)

Minimum weight: 50 lbs.

Shark, Tiger

794 lb. 0 oz.

Chuck Hall (1975)

190 lb. 0 oz.

Pam Page (2012)

Sheepshead

14 lb. 14 oz.

Ralph V. White (2002)

12 lb. 9 oz.

Linda Carroll (2003)

Snapper, Cubera

10 lb. 0 oz.

Chris Gray (2012)

Snapper, Gray

12 lb. 9 oz.

David Blackshear (2011)

10 lb. 4 oz.

Becky Manley (2015)

Snapper, Red

37 lb. 8 oz.

Bill Shearin, Jr. (1988)

29 lb. 8 oz.

Phyllis Thompson (1989)

Snapper, Yellowtail

5 lb. 0 oz.

Eddie N. Vanmeter II (2014)

Snook

10 lb. 2 oz.

Lester Rooks (1990)

10 lb. 6 oz.

Marlene Patton (2008)

Spadefish, Atlantic

13 lb. 2 oz.

Shahram Zare (2004)

11 lb. 5 oz.

Deidra H. Jeffcoat (2003)

Swordfish

205 lb. 8 oz.

Brendin A. Page (2014)

No minimum weight

Tarpon

161 lb. 0 oz.

C. Edwards (1995)

139 lb. 0 oz.

Wendy A. Mead (1986)

Triggerfish, Gray

11 lb. 3 oz.

Dean Williams (1989)

11 lb. 5 oz.

Elizabeth Zeagler (1987)

Tripletail

38 lb. 14 oz.

Kyle Thigpen (2005)

29 lb. 6 oz.

Jordan Davis (2017)

Tuna, Blackfin

40 lb. 8 oz.

Tyler Deal (2016)

30 lb. 8 oz.

Penny Morgan-Turner (1999)

Tuna, Yellowfin

249 lb. 2 oz.

Ken Cooper (1980)

165 lb. 4 oz.

Anne Smith (1973)

Tunny, Little

22 lb. 1 oz.

Rusty Blackburn (2017)

20 lb. 0 oz.

Str. Mary Clarice (1973)

Wahoo

123 lb. 3 oz.

Michael Stefanick (2000)

77 lb. 0 oz.

Linda Li-Chao Yang (1988)

Weakfish (Summer Trout)

6 lb. 8 oz.

Frank Taylor (1976)

Minimum weight: 3 lb.