Near Homerville in Clinch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Guest Mill Pond
Home of the World’s Record Jack Fish
9lbs. 6oz. 31 inches long
Landed by Baxley McQuaig, Jr.
February 17, 1961
On a Johnson’s Spoon
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1840.
Location. 31° 11′ N, 82° 50.917′ W. Marker is near Homerville, Georgia, in Clinch County. Marker is on Guest Mill Pond Road (Private), 0.1 miles west of Pearson Highway (U.S. 441), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located at the end of Guest Mill Pond Road, a private, gated road not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homerville GA 31634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Guest Mill Pond (here, next to this marker); Salem Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kinnaird Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Atkinson Court House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Confederate Soldier Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Minnie F. Corbitt Memorial Museum First Court in Clinch County (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homerville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Chain Pickerel (Jack Fish). “The chain pickerel has a distinctive, dark, chain-like pattern on its greenish sides. Its body outline resembles that of the northern pike. The opercles and cheeks of the fish are entirely scaled. It may reach up to 30 in long only on rare occasions. The average size for chain pickerel, however, is 24 in and 3 lb. (The average chain pickerel caught by fishermen is under 2 lb). It lives around eight years.” (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
Additional keywords. Fish
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.