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5
Jun

$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose!

A tagged fish ready for release

A tagged fish ready for release

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off today when DNR biologists and members of the Maryland Youth Fishing Club caught, tagged and released the first round of striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of these tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim, worth $10,000 to the angler who catches it before midnight on June 30, 2014. The other tagged “imposter” rockfish are worth at least $500 each if caught and registered before midnight on Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Read more »

7
Sep

Virginia Woman Wins $25,000 for Striped Bass Catch

$25,000 Diamond Jim Winner, Blair Wheeler

First-ever authentic Diamond Jim captured in Maryland Fishing Challenge history

Today marked an exciting day in the nine-year history of the Maryland Fishing Challenge as Blair Wheeler, 25 of Herndon, Va., became the first person to win a $25,000 cash prize. After confirming her August catch was the real deal –  tagged with the randomly selected winning number – Wheeler walked off stage with a prize package that also included a pair of one-carat diamond earrings from Zachary’s Jewelers of Annapolis, and $6,000 in gift cards from participating Maryland tackle shops. Read more »

25
Jul

$25,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

Dylan Kimmel and his first ever Rockfish, tagged and ready to release. Photo by Beth Versak

Dylan Kimmel and his first ever Rockfish, tagged and ready to release. Photo by Beth Versak

More than $50,000 in prizes up for grabs during this year’s Fishing Challenge

The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge entered its final phase today when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released around 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth as much as $25,000 to the angler who catches him between August 1 and midnight September 2, with the other tagged imposter rockfish worth at least $500 each. Read more »

28
Jun

$20,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

A tagged fish

A tagged fish

More than $50,000 in prizes up for grabs during this year’s Fishing Challenge

The hunt continues! The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge entered its second phase when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released around 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth $20,000 to the angler who catches him between July 1 and midnight July 31. The other tagged “imposter” rockfish are worth at least $500 each if caught and registered before midnight on September 2, 2013. Read more »

29
May

$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose

Rockfish with a diamond Jim tagMore than $50,000 in prizes up for grabs during this year’s fishing challenge.

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2013 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off when Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists and teams of young anglers caught, tagged and released 200 striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim worth $10,000 to the angler who catches him before midnight on June 30. The other tagged “imposter” rockfish are worth at least $500 each if caught and registered before midnight on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Read more »

12
Sep

Annapolis Angler Wins Grand Prize At Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale

 Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin presented approximately $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise to lucky anglers this morning at the 2012 Maryland Fishing Challenge. Nearly 2,000 people, including sponsors, anglers and their guests attended the 8th annual contest’s closing ceremony at Sandy Point State Park.
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4
Sep

WANTED: Diamond Jim

Last weekend to catch the outlaw fish!


Annapolis, Md. (August 31, 2012) ─
  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is putting out an all-points bulletin for the elusive Diamond Jim striped bass, easily recognized by its DNR tag. DNR recommends corralling a posse, heading out on the water and finding that fish! Caution is advised—Diamond Jim was last seen swimming with a gang of as many as 400 tagged stripers called imposters, each worth $500 a piece. The elusive Diamond Jim and his buddies are wanted for escaping during the 2012 Maryland Fishing Challenge. This is the last weekend to catch the wanted fish.

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