Savannah Woman Catches Record Pinfish

DNR Press Release | January 14, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced a new women’s state record for pinfish (lagodon rhomboides), landed Dec. 28, 2018, by Jordan McCullough on Skidaway Island.

McCullough, of Savannah, caught the 12.8-oz. pinfish using live shrimp as bait while fishing in a tidal creek. The previous state record, set in 2016 by Marion Rawls, was 5.52 ounces. McCullough’s catch was weighed by Russo Seafood of Savannah using a certified scale.

McCullough will receive a certificate acknowledging her record catch, and the record will be added to the list published at It will also be included in the 2020 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations guide.

For the current list of men’s and women’s saltwater fishing records, as well as information on how to submit a catch to the Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Record, please visit Applications should include color photographs. There are minimum weights for several species.

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.

Jordan McCullough, of Savannah, set a new Georgia Women’s State Record with her 12.8 ounce pinfish caught using live shrimp while fishing in a tidal creek.


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