Annapolis Angler Catches $500 Diamond Jim Imposter Rockfish

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The second Diamond Jim imposter of the 2010 Maryland Fishing challenge has been caught by Leo James Jr. of Annapolis, Md. James was fishing with his father-in-law at the Bay Bridges August 17 at 1 p.m. when he hooked the 24-inch striped bass, tagged on June 29. The Diamond Jim imposter, worth $500 in prize money, was one of nearly 600 rockfish tagged so far this summer.

Over the summer, three batches of specially tagged striped bass  have been released into the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  The real Diamond Jim,  which was released July 29,  is worth $25,000. Also still on the loose are as many as 599 imposters worth $500 each.

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