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Diamond Jim Striped Bass on the Loose

May 27, 2011 05:04PM ● By Anonymous



WHERE: Happy Harbor Marina

533 Deale Road

Deale, MD 20751


WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet at 9:00 a.m. Boat departs at 9:30 a.m.


**Members of the media planning to attend please RSVP to Josh Davidsburg at 410-507-7526 prior to the trip.***


WHO:  DNR Biologists

Marty Gary, Fisheries Ecologist



On May 31, 2011, up to 200 tagged striped bass will be released into the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. One of these fish, Diamond Jim, will be worth $10,000. The other specially tagged fish will each be worth at least $500. The Diamond Jim component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge will begin Friday, May 31 and will run through Labor Day. New this year, DNR will guarantee $25,000 in prize money. If Diamond Jim is not caught, the prize money will be distributed evenly among the anglers who catch imposters.


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries, and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic, and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more