Georgia Saltwater Game Fish Records Program

Current State Records

Men's records are in blue, women's records in red. Two records indicate a tie. Click or tap "View Record" to see photos of the fish and read more information. 


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Amberjack, Greater

92 lbs., 1 oz. (Ben W. Key Jr, 1975)
72 lbs., 8 oz. (Tricia Nicosia, 1985)

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Barracuda, Great

54 lbs., 8 oz. (Wayne Hall, 1999)
47 lbs., 8 oz. (Marie Franklin, 1999)

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Black Sea Bass (tie)

5 lbs., 11 oz. (J.C. Hadden Jr., 1994)
5 lbs., 12 oz. (Wille J. Oakman, 1998)
4 lbs., 8 oz. (Evelyn B. Carter, 1983)

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Bluefish

17 lbs., 12 oz. (Gary Q. Altman, 1980)
14 lbs., 4 oz. (Kathy Sikes, 1986)

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Cobia

88 lbs., 12 oz. (Jeffery Clark, 1985)
68 lbs., 5 oz. (Wanda Carroll, 1999)

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Croaker, Atlantic

5 lbs., 12 oz. (David Flynt, 1977)
2 lbs., 11 oz. (Caroline Hicks, 2014)

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Dolphin (Mahi)

68 lbs., 1.6 oz. (James Roberts, 2022)
54 lbs., 8 oz. (Ramona Arsenault, 1977)

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Drum, Red

47 lbs., 7 oz. (Richard Price, 1986)
38 lbs., 13 oz. (Sandra Price, 1986)

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Flounder (Composite)

15 lbs., 2 oz. (Walter C. Hewitt, 1982)
15 lbs., 10 oz. (Janice Youmans, 1990)

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Grouper, Gag

38 lbs., 0 oz. (David Sapp, 2002)
20 lbs., 0 oz. (Joyce L. Richards, 1984)

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Grouper, Goliath

124 lbs., 0 oz. (James Chumley, 1976)
Harvest Prohibited

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Grouper, Graysby

2 lbs., 2.24 oz. (A. Justin Bythwood, 2024)
Open

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Grouper, Red

24 lbs., 6.4 oz. (Bruce C. Bartlett Jr., 2021)
19 lbs., 2 oz. (Karen Kratzer, 2016)

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Grouper, Scamp

27 lbs., 2 oz. (Jakob Hallstrom, 2014)
23 lbs., 6 oz. (Kathy Wash, 1987)

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Grouper, Warsaw

252 lbs., 0 oz. (Gene Whitehurst, 1981)
Harvest Prohibited

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Jack, Crevalle

38 lbs., 8 oz. (Lex Bazemore, 2001)
30 lbs., 6 oz. (Ann Allen, 1981)

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Jack, Almaco

23 lbs., 14.04 oz. (Jason H. Rich, 2024)
Open

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Kingfish (Whiting)

2 lbs., 12 oz. (Harold Guinn, 1975)
2 lbs., 4 oz. (Lois E. Guinn, 1975)

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Ladyfish

3 lbs., 12 oz. (Dwight Thornton, 1977)
5 lbs., 0 oz. (Marjorie Nighbert, 1978)

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Mackerel, King

75 lbs., 12 oz. (Joe H. Bell, 2004)
45 lbs., 7 oz. (Jessica Pace, 2016)

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Mackerel, Spanish

8 lbs., 4 oz. (James I. Geiger, 1991)
7 lbs., 14 oz. (Ida Knight, 1988)

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Marlin, Blue

491 lbs., 8 oz. (John C. Howard, 1985)
178 lbs., 0 oz. (Susan D. Meeks, 1985)

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Marlin, White

49 lbs., 12 oz. (Thomas Hester, 1986)
Open

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Mullet, Striped

9 lbs., 3 oz. (Steve Middleton, 1994)
Open

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Pinfish

2 lbs., 3.2 oz. (Spencer N. Schutte, 2022)
0 lbs., 12.8 oz. (Nicole Starns, 2020)

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Pompano, African

40 lbs., 0.48 oz. (Richard Bjornby, 2021)
25 lbs., 13 oz. (Jennifer Roberts, 2016)

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Pompano, Florida

5 lbs., 4 oz. (Bill Knightbuford, 2002)
2 lbs., 3.52 oz. (Bycie Shantel Curlett, 2023)

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Porgy (Composite)

15 lbs., 14 oz. (Louis F. Jiran, 1988)
Open

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Porgy, Red

5 lbs., 6 oz. (Jimmy Ginn, 1980)
Open

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Runner, Rainbow

17 lbs., 12 oz. (Tyler Bond, 1984)
Open

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Sailfish

65 lbs., 0 oz. (Vann Downs, 1981)
38 lbs., 5 oz. (Laura Hammonds, 1992)

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Seatrout, Spotted

9 lbs., 7 oz. (Tommy Hall, 1976)
7 lbs., 8 oz. (Amanda Wooten, 1990)

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Shark, Blacktip

131 lbs., 0 oz. (Albert L. Boyd, 1978)
148 lbs, 0 oz. (Allison Gerber, 2008)

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Shark, Bonnethead

22 lbs., 8 oz. (Zachary Gross, 2009)
22 lbs., 11.5 oz. (Amanda Page, 2012)

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Shark, Bull

455 lbs., 0 oz. (Mark D. Noble, 1978)
121 lbs., 9 oz. (Jennifer Swenson, 2011)

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Shark, Dusky

272 lbs., 8 oz. (Bill Hunter, 1978)
6 lbs, 2 oz. (Wendy Mead, 1982)

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Shark, Hammerhead

770 lbs., 0 oz. (Charlie Marshall, 1973)
10 lbs., 0 oz. (Katherine Bullis, 1985)

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Shark, Lemon

375 lbs., 0 oz. (Thomas Winslow, 1974)
322 lbs., 0 oz. (Deborah Carter, 2011)

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Shark, Mako

440 lbs., 0 oz. (Tyler Gary, 2017)
Open

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Shark, Nurse

244 lbs., 0 oz. (Bill Watson, 1981)
Open

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Shark, Sandbar

158 lbs., 8 oz. (Chet Lee Kirby, 1979)
124 lbs., 0 oz. (Dorothea Bays, 1985)

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Shark, Sand Tiger

290 lbs., 0 oz. (Billy Castle, 1977)
212 lbs., 6 oz. (Clara Adams, 1984)

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Shark, Spinner

145 lbs., 6 oz. (Edward J. Hawie, 2009)
Open

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Shark, Thresher

116 lbs., 0 oz. (Mark D. Noble, 1976)
Open

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Shark, Tiger

794 lbs., 0 oz. (Chuck Hall, 1975)
190 lbs., 0 oz. (Pam Page, 2012)

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Sheepshead (tie)

14 lbs., 14 oz. (Ralph V. White, 2002)
14 lbs., 14.37 oz. (Ben Golden III, 2023)
12 lbs., 9 oz. (Linda Carroll, 2003)

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Snapper, Cubera

10 lbs., 0 oz. (Chris Gray, 2012)
Open

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Snapper, Gray

12 lbs., 9 oz. (David Blackshear, 2011)
10 lbs., 4 oz. (Lindsey Paulk, 2020)

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Snapper, Mutton

18 lbs., 6.56 oz. (Benjamin Lewis, 2019)
18 lbs., 9.92 oz. (Janet Monroe, 2019)

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Snapper, Red

37 lbs., 8 oz. (Bill Shearin Jr., 1988)
29 lbs., 8 oz. (Phyllis Thompson, 1989)

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Snapper, Yellowtail

5 lbs., 10 oz. (Eddie N Vanmeter II, 2014)
Open

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Snapper, Vermilion

5 lbs., 11.68 oz. (Mark Brandon Neville, 2022)
5 lbs., 5.6 oz. (Stacey T. Pope, 2023)

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Snook

10 lbs., 2 oz. (Lester Rooks, 1990)
10 lbs., 6 oz. (Marlene Patton, 2008)

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Spadefish, Atlantic

13 lbs., 2 oz. (Shahram Zare, 2004)
11 lbs., 5 oz. (Deidra H. Jeffcoat, 2003)

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Spot

1 lbs., 0.32 oz. (Joel E. Duck, 2023)
Open

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Swordfish

205 lbs., 8 oz. (Brendin A. Page, 2014)
Open

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Tarpon

161 lbs., 0 oz. (C. Edwards, 1995)
139 lbs., 0 oz. (Wendy Mead, 1986)

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Triggerfish, Gray

11 lbs., 3 oz. (Dean Williams, 1989)
11 lbs., 5 oz. (Elizabeth Zeagler, 1987)

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Triggerfish, Queen

9 lbs., 6.24 oz. (Brian C. Richburg, 2024)
Open

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Tripletail

38 lbs., 14 oz. (Kyle Thigpen, 2005)
29 lbs., 5.8 oz. (Jordan Davis, 2017)

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Tuna, Blackfin

40 lbs., 8 oz. (Tyler Deal, 2016)
30 lbs., 14.24 oz. (Molly M. Strickland, 2024) 
30 lbs., 8 oz. (Penny Morgan-Turner, 1999)

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Tuna, Yellowfin

249 lbs., 2 oz. (Ken Cooper, 1980)
165 lbs., 4 oz. (Anne Smith, 1973)

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Tunny, Little

22 lbs., 1 oz. (Dusty Blackburn, 2017)
20 lbs., 0 oz. (Str. Mary Clarice, 1973)

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Wahoo

123 lbs., 3 oz. (Michael Stefanick, 2000)
77 lbs., 0 oz. (Linda Li-Chao Yang, 1999)

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Weakfish

6 lbs., 8 oz. (Frank Taylor, 1976)
Open

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