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March 04, 2013

USA: 70 pound striped bass from Alabama

Angler James Bramlett, landed a giant 70 pound - 31.70 kilo striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam Plant.

 After a battle that lasted more than 25 minutes, he landed the record fish and immediately called his wife.

Bramlett used a Mustad 6.0 hook, Ambassador 7000 as reel, an Ugly Stik rod with Berkley Big Game 30 pound test line to catch the giant striped bass.

The huge 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 to make it official. The fish was 45.5 inches long and has a 37.75 inch girth.

THis fish tops the previous state record by 15 pounds that has stood since late 1959  caught on the Tallapoosa River.

The record stiped may become the new I.G.F.A. world record for a landlocked stripe bass. That record currently stands at only 67 poundsa and 8 ounces

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