Dora fisherman sets Ala. record for striped bass

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DORA, Ala. (AP) — The state conservation department has confirmed that a striped bass caught Feb. 28 on the Black Warrior River is a state record.

James. R. Bramlett of Dora said he received a letter from the department's chief of fisheries, Stanley Cook, saying the 69-pound, 9-ounce striped bass eclipsed the state's 58-year-old record. That was a 55-pounder caught by Charles Totty in the Tallapoosa River in 1955.

Bramlett told al.com (http://bit.ly/WOPjQ6 ) that he battled the fish for 25 minutes before landing it in front of witnesses near the Gorgas Steam Plant.

He said he plans to submit information to the International Game Fish Association to see if it might be a world record for a landlocked striped bass.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews



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