New Georgia Mahi Mahi Record Fish
Owens, 19, of St. Simons Island, caught the 67-pound, 9.6-ounce dolphin using a Moldcraft Chugger lure. The previous record was 67-pounds, 6-ounces. The Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Record Program requires catches to weigh at least 8 ounces more to beat a record. Those that do not meet that threshold are considered ties.
Owens’ catch was weighed at The Halfshell Restaurant on St. Simons Island using a certified scale.
Owens will receive a certificate acknowledging his record catch, and the record will be added to the list published at CoastalGaDNR.org/RecreationalFishing. It will also be included in the 2020 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations guide.
Anglers wishing to enter a fish for a new state record must have the fish weighed on a Georgia Department of Agriculture certified scale in the presence of at least one witness. Certified scales can be found at local seafood markets, grocery stores and agricultural supply stores. During business hours, anglers can have their catch weighed at the Coastal Regional Headquarters, One Conservation Way in Brunswick.
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