15-Year-Old Breaks Georgia Wahoo State Record

113-lb. wahoo is a pending Junior Angler World Record as well.

GON Staff | August 16, 1999

On May 22, on an 80-mile run off St. Simons to the Gulf Stream, Fred McGinty and the crew of the Dunn Workin’ hooked the biggest wahoo any of them had ever seen, and it was Fred’s 15-year-old son Ty who was manning the rods at the time. On shore the fish weighed in at 113-lbs., 3-ozs. and measured 70 inches in length.

Ty’s wahoo is not only a new Georgia record, it is also a pending world record in the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) Junior Angler Program, which recognizes catches by anglers under 16.

The former Georgia record was 106-lbs., 8-ozs., caught in 1996 by Carl Holton.

Pictured above with Ty (center) and his wahoo are (from left) Charlie Williamson, of Darien, Kevin and Patrick Dunn, of Atlanta, and Fred McGinty, of St. Simons.

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