A Media Advisory from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Second batch of Stripers to be released June 28
Contact: Josh Davidsburg
Queen Anne Marina
412 Congressional Drive
WHEN: Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m.
**MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA PLANNING TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP TO JOSH DAVIDSBURG AT 410-507-7526 PRIOR TO THE TRIP ─ SPACE IS LIMITED***
WHO: DNR Biologists and one youth guest
Eric Durell, Fisheries Biologist
Marty Gary, Fisheries Ecologist
On Thursday, June 28, 2012, 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 up to $20,000. The other specially tagged fish will each be worth at least $500. The Diamond Jim component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge began on Friday, May 24 and will run through September 3. 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 Drum Point Flotilla reminds every fisherman in the hunt for Diamond Jim to boat safely! Wear your life jacket, boat sober, and plan your day. Don’t forget to file a float plan with someone that will miss you if you do not return from your fishing trip on time. Have fun in the hunt but do it safely!)