First keeper striped bass of season

Don Vasquez, 21, of Egg Harbor City, caught a striped bass on the first day of the season Wednesday and used it to win contests at two Atlantic County tackle and bait shops. His bass went 9.4 pounds and was 28.5 inches long. Vasquez fishes around Atlantic City and on the jetties a lot, sometimes 4-5 days per week, often at night.

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