Week of May 2, 2004

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He's Done Wurst
This chunky German brown trout (23 inches, 6 pounds) was caught and released by Neal Larson of Salt Lake City, Utah. Larsen was flycasting a black Woolly Bugger from a boat on Clark Canyon Reservoir near Dillon, Mont. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ahoy, Matey!
Meloney Robinson, of Amboy, Wash., used a Green Pirate Hot Shot to fool this 16-pound steelhead on the East Fork of the Lewis River. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ain't No Game Show
Seventy-year-old Mlle McCrary, of Truth or Consequences, N. Mex., caught this 67-pound, 53-inch salmon on Alaska's Kenai river while backtrolling a Spin-n-Glo and salmon eggs. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Back-to-Back Bass
These two smallmouths, both over 6 pounds, were caught 15 minutes apart at Pickwick Lake by Ersley McLemore of Dyersburg, Tenn. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Big Mama
Ron Diver, of Schertz, Tex., landed this 10-pound spawning lunker at Braunig Lake in San Antonio. Diver says she hit his topwater like an alligator. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Be My Guest
David J. Stenger of Cincinnati hauled in this 30-pound 13-ounce striped bass while trolling with live bait on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. Stenger was the guest of his son-in-law, who had won the fishing trip from a local sporting goods store. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Water Wolf
Dennis Towne, of Hiram, Ohio, caught this 33-pound northern pike in an oxbow of the Ottawa River near Val-d'Or, Que. Towne was trolling a homemade in-line spinner on 12-pound test. Outdoor Life Online Editor
Big Ol' Bronzeback
Roger L. Stearns' 6-pound 2-ounce smallmouth, caught on Lake Erie near Dunkirk, N.Y., took the big bass award in a tournament. Outdoor Life Online Editor