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Striped Bass Caught by Alabama Anglers

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Striped Bass over 25 pounds or 38 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Striped Bass over 35 pounds or 42 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate.

 Striped Bass
Ryan Smith caught this striped bass on March 11, 2014 from Lake Martin.
20-pound striped bass
Smith Lake
yielded this 20-pound striped bass to Chris McKee in early 2014.
17 and a half pound striped bass
Ethan Hayes weighed this 17.54-pound striped bass while fishing Lake Harding on March 1, 2014.  He was using a Rattletrap.
15 pound Chattahoochee Striper
Chris McKee caught this fifteen pound striped bass in the Chattahoochee River Valley in March of 2011.
 Striped bass
Lee Tucker caught these fine striped bass on a bream and a spoon while fishing Pickwick in September of 2013.
Striped bass by Ernest Pattillo
Ernest Pattillo had to battle this Thurlow striped bass for 20 minutes on four pound test line, December 20, 2013.
 
13-pound striped bass
Sherry Warren caught this 13-pound striped bass by drifting shad below Wheeler Dam on June 1, 2013.
 Tom Stemberger makes the best of Veterans' Day with this big November 2013 striped bass.
Tom Stemberger makes the best of Veterans' Day on Pickwick Lake with this big November 2013 striped bass.
James Bramlett with a potential world record striped bass, 70-pounds.
Mr. James Bramlett caught a 69-pound, 9-ounce striped bass (46.75" length, 37.75" girth) in the upper Bankhead Reservoir on February 28, 2013. This is an Alabama and a world record for an inland striped bass.  The fish was found to be 22 years old and of the Gulf strain.
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Steven Suggs caught this 32 pound stripe on 4lb test ultra lite from Lake Martin in 2013.
Big Striped Bass
Joe and Dave caught this big striped bass from Pickwick Lake, fall 2012.
 Ron Glover with stripers
Ron Glover with striped bass from Pickwick Lake, November 31, 2012
Corey and Dale
Corey and Dale caught these striped bass from Pickwick Lake, April 16, 2012.
Terri
Terri caught this striper from Pickwick Lake April 17, 2012.
Norman Bowen
Norman Bowen caught this striper from Pickwick Lake, April 20, 2012.
Angler with large striped bass from Pickwick Lake
When the current is running, large striped bass can often be taken in Pickwick Lake.  Mike caught this striper on March 12, 2012, with the help of Steve Hacker.

Don't be afraid to try different lures and colors on an Alabama Rig. Sometimes that gives the best results, as can be seen from this striped bass taken from Pickwick Lake on April 5, 2012, with Steve Hacker.
 striped bass on an Alabama rig
Brad with a big striped bass from Pickwick
Brad with a big striped bass from Pickwick, March 15, 2012.


Millage Weare holds a striped bass caught in January 2012 from Pickwick Lake.
40-pound striped bass from Smith Lake
Mrs. Simpson caught this 40-pound striped bass while using live bait during an April fishing trip with Stripe Fishing Headquarters in Smith Lake
31-pound striped bass from Smith Lake
Ronnie Davis caught this 31-pound striped bass on a topwater lure during a March fishing trip with Stripe Fishing Headquarters at Smith Lake.
38-pound striped bass from Smith Lake
This 38-pound striped bass was caught from Smith Lake on a February trip with Stripe Fishing Headquarters while using live bait.

Massive Striped Bass Stringer from Pickwick
When they are running water at Pickwick, striped bass may concentrate and produce great fun. Look how fat these are! April 2011

 
Ernest Pattillo ended his angling year with a nice striped bass caught from Thurlow on December 28, 2010.

 37-pound striped bass from Smith Lake
This 37-pound striped bass was caught on a May trip with Stripe Fishing Headquarters while using live bait in Smith Lake.

Smith Lake Striped Bass
Mike caught this 32-pound striped bass at Smith Lake with a topwater Redfin and Rock Creek Stripers, middle of November of 2010.

Joseph Poole with a big Pickwick striped bass.
Striped Bass
Tristan Davis caught this striped bass in upper Lay Lake, 2009.

This 33 lb. striped bass was caught by Mark Coggin Jr. of Odenville on Memorial Day weekend 2008.

Karen used a live shad to catch this nine-pound striped bass from Lake Weiss in November of 2009.

Lake Martin has striped bass stocked every year.
 
Loran Warren boats another striped bass from Logan Martin on a live shad, July 2009.

Carl Edwards hauled in this 25 lb. striped bass fishing on Lake Martin during the winter of 2008-2009.


Tommy Simmons caught this striped bass on Lake Martin on August 11, 2008


Steve Brassfield and Sam Spencer with a nice February 2009 striped bass from Lake Martin.

Casey Smith with striped bass caught from Weiss Lake, Good Friday, 2008
Casey Smith holds a striped bass he caught from Weiss Lake on Good Friday, 2008


There is not much to do when a big striper bites except to hold the rod up and hope the line holds.


While fishing on Lake Martin, David Foster of Birmingham caught the 15 lb. striped bass and Mark Coggin Jr. of Odenville caught the 33 lb. striped bass on Memorial Day weekend 2008

Striped bass go on a feeding binge on Yates Lake (photo by Jon Hornsby)
One of the cool things about striper fishing is when they go on a feeding binge like this one in Yates.

Note: It is illegal to intentionally release live aquatic bait into the waters of Alabama.
Note: It is illegal to possess blueback herring in Alabama.

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