NEWS Record striped bass reweighed; tips the scales at 69 pounds 9.8 ounces

March 15, 2013
Photo: Record striped bass caught on Warrior River

Record striped bass caught on Warrior River; photo by Joe Songer

Dora, Alabama– James R. Bramlett, 65, 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 and a fisheries biologist with the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources were at Bramlett’s home today [March 13, 2013] to make it official. The 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. That fish was caught on the Tallapoosa River. The catch may become the new IGFA world record for a landlocked stripe bass. That record currently stands at 67 pounds, 8 ounces.  Read the full article on and see the video.