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A sampling of the many great photos and stories we received from our readers.
**One Fine Day **
Eight-year-old Dylan McKinsey (bottom right) was fishing with his grandpa at western Kentucky’s Clear Creek when this 51/2-pound largemouth struck his spinnerbait. Says Dylan, “It was one of the best days of my life.”
Brothers Garrett (right) and Marshall Brancy combined their efforts to land this 17-pound coho from New York’s Salmon River. Garrett hooked the fish on a green fly he tied himself and Marshall reeled it in.
**All by Himself **
James David Smitherman III caught this bluegill on a cricket while fishing with his father and uncle one spring morning at a small pond in Prattville, Ala. James’s father says, “He was so proud of reeling in the fish all by himself.”
**Who Invited the New Guy? **
Eric Snavely is a relative newcomer to the annual fishing trip a bunch of friends take each year to eastern Ontario. Snavely caught this 13-pound northern pike on a crayfish-colored Pulsator spinnerbait in 20 feet of water off a rocky point.
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