Calvert County – On March 2, 2010, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Tony Allen Reynolds, age 38, and Benson Albert Jones Sr., age 61, with possession of striped bass during closed season.
NRP Officers observed Reynolds' boat "Sea Biscuit" docked in Fishing Creek in the town of Chesapeake Beach, where Reynolds resides. Officers observed Reynolds unloading crates of fish into a truck driven by Jones.
Officers inspected the fish and found 204 striped bass ranging in size from 12” to 17”.
It is illegal to possess striped bass after the closing of the striped bass gill net season, which closed on February 26.
A court date has been set for May 10, 2010 in Calvert County.