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A big catch but not a keeper  Blake Abercrombie, 8, winces as a striped bass caught by Peter Silarek (right) unexpectedly flicks its tail at Thurmond Dam. Silarek had to throw the fish back Thursday afternoon after it measured 2 inches short of the minimum keeper size of 27 inches.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
A big catch but not a keeper Blake Abercrombie, 8, winces as a striped bass caught by Peter Silarek (right) unexpectedly flicks its tail at Thurmond Dam. Silarek had to throw the fish back Thursday afternoon after it measured 2 inches short of the minimum keeper size of 27 inches.

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