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While fishing the Black Warrior River in central Alabama on February 28th, James R. Bramlett landed a massive landlocked striped bass (Morone saxatilis) that could earn him the new All-Tackle record. Bramlett, a native of Alabama, pulled up to his fishing spot at around 11 am and immediately noticed big stripers busting schools of shad on top of the water. He quickly hooked a live shad and tossed it in the vicinity of the action. Bramlett’s outfit was soon slammed and he knew he was hooked up with a quality fish. After a 30 minute fight on 30 lb tackle, Bramlett landed the catch of a lifetime that tipped the scales at 31.55 kg (69 lb 9 oz). The existing IGFA record is 30.61 kg (67 lb 8 oz).