...landed a 70 pound striped bass from the Black Warrior River...
The catch may become the new IGFA world record for a landlocked stripe bass.
What is a landlocked river? Alabama ain't even a landlocked state.
In the context of the article, what does "landlocked" mean?
25 years ago, catching 40 pounders seemed to be routine, and so, I would have gussed the WR would be much bigger than 70 lbs.
It's certainly a big-ass fish. I'd be proud of it.