That photo looks fake to me. The proportions of the fish are weird. The level of sharpness on the fish's head compared to the photo of the guy seem weird. The fish looks like a Florida fish, like a fish that came from a lake in Florida. St. James River or Stick Marsh 13 or some pond. It doesn't look like a Georgia fish.
I'm not a photo expert but have looked at approximately 4 billion photos of fish. You would think a real photo expert could look at this and get to the bottom of it pretty quick.