Alabama Man Shatters Striped Bass Fishing Record

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James R. Bramlett lands a 70 pound striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam Plant Thursday February 28, 2013.

James R. Bramlett, 65, shattered a 50-year-old Alabama state fishing record when he reeled in a 70-pound striped bass on the Black Warrior River on February 28.

The previous record dates back to 1959, and Bramlett’s striper exceeds the previous record by 15 pounds. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources approved the catch as the state record, and if approved by the International Game Fish Association — a process that can take weeks or months — it will become a new world record for the heaviest striper ever caught in a landlocked fishery.

Find a photo of the fish and read the full article here: Dora man catches record striped bass on the Black Warrior River.