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Maryland releases tagged rockfish in Bay worth $10,000

Over the summer, hundreds of imposters and one genuine Diamond Jim will be pursued by anglers. Each month that Diamond Jim goes uncaught, the reward increases from $10,000 in June, to $20,000 in July, and $25,000 in August. With a $25,000 guaranteed payout, if Diamond Jim is not caught by midnight Labor Day the cash will be split equally among those who catch imposters.

Last year was the first time in the contest’s nine-year history that the official Diamond Jim was caught. The captor, Blair Wheeler, 25 of Herndon, Va., walked away with the $25,000, and other great prizes. A novice angler, Wheeler snagged the winning striper while fishing aboard a charter boat.

Cap’n Larry Jarboe: The Captain and the Kid

Though I was only four or five years old, I still remember my first charter boat fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay.

When my Dad told me I was going fishing, I got my toy plastic reel and steel rod that had a rubber hook for snatching up open mouthed plastic goldfish in a dexterity game.

I cut off the rubber hook with safety scissors and tied on a Christmas ornament hook. I was ready to catch a fish.

Capt. Bill Dixon from Town Creek must have been amused as I carried my rig onto his boat with my Dad, his business partner Howard Carpenter, and members of our families.

14 foot boat had 228 undersize rockfish; poaching recreational fisherman fined only $2,000 – got to keep his boat!

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — According to the Natural Resources Police, a Silver Spring man was found guilty last Friday in Annapolis District Court of possessing 228 undersized striped bass. Hervin O….

Fishing’s Hot, and that’s Nothin’ but the Truth

Trolling spring trophy spreads of tandem rigs, parachutes, and daisy chains over deep waters in the main-stem bay is the ticket to fish over 30 inches

Bringing Back the Little Nippers

Unfortunately, diving for oysters requires submerging your body into cold water. Those months with an “R” in them happen to be on the cool side of the calendar.

The Price of Free Bait

Ironically, the best quality, freshest bloodworms and soft crabs are not always found in bait and tackle stores.

September Smorgasbord

Finally, the cooler weather is causing fish to school and feed hard to fatten up for the coming winter.  Capt. Greg Buckner on the Miss Susie in Solomons is trolling…

Meet Diamond Jim In Southern Maryland Waters

There may not be gold in Southern Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and tributary waters but there are some greenbacks with fins to be had if you catch one of the infamous…