Alabama State Record May Be a World Record!
James R. Bramlett, 65, of Dora, Alabama, landed a 70 pound striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam Plant
Thursday February 28, 2013.
The fish was weighed on certified scales, and officials, including a fisheries biologist with the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources, were at Bramlett’s home to make it official.
The amazingly huge fish is 45.5 inches long and has a 37.75 inch girth. It tops the previous state record by 15 pounds that has stood since 1959.
The fish was caught on the Tallapoosa River, and may become the new IGFA world record for a landlocked stripe bass. That record currently stands at 67-pounds, 8-ounces.
Don’t miss the video interview of James, along with his wife on Joe’s Outdoor Office.