BRUNSWICK — Ty Cobb of Pooler has caught a record pinfish, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The 1 pound, 15 ounce is the heaviest Lagodon rhomboides, caught.
On July 22, Cobb caught the pinfish while fishing the Grand Banks off Savannah with Capt. Dan DeYoung on the Screamin’ Barnacle. Once boated, the fish appeared large enough to challenge the current state men’s record.
The fish was brought to Russo’s Seafood in Savannah where it was weighed on a certified scale.
Cobb’s catch breaks the past pinfish record of 1-pound 9 ounces held by Will Ricks since 2012. According to the Gamefish Record Program rules, for fish under 20 pounds, the record must be bested by 4-ounces of more.
A listing of the rules and current men’s and women’s records can be found at www.CoastalGADNR.org, along with information on how to submit a fish for consideration. In addition to an accurate weight, it’s important to provide several photographs of the fish along with the application. There are also minimum weights for several species.
Anglers wishing to enter a fish for a record must be sure to have the fish weighed on a Georgia Department of Agriculture certified scale in the presence of at least one witness.
Anglers should first check with local seafood markets then grocery stores and feed-and-seed stores. During business hours, anglers can have their catch weighed at the Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick. For more information, contact the Coastal Resources Division at 912-264-7218.