BRUNSWICK — Chris Gray of Shellman Bluff recently set a new men’s record for cubera snapper landed in Georgia, according to the state department of natural resources.
Gray caught a 10-pound cubera snapper June 10 while bottom fishing offshore with Capt. Tim Tarver on the Shellin’ Out. Gray’s state-record catch is the first cubera snapper caught in Georgia that has been certified through the saltwater gamefish records program.
Gray received a certificate from the state DNR acknowledging his record catch, which will be added to the Georgia saltwater gamefish records list published at www.coastalGADNR.org and included in the 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations.
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. 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. A listing of the rules and current men’s and women’s records can be found at the website, along with information on how to submit a fish for consideration.
Several photographs of the fish must be provided along with the application. There also are minimum weights for several species.
For more information, call 912-264-7218.