Reader Shots: Trophy Fish

Small Bait, Big Pike

Small Bait, Big Pike

Terry Marquardt, Algoma, WI, and a 24-lb. 6-oz. northern pike caught in Bull Rock Lake, Ont. in May 2006 with a Rapala.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Monster Alaskan King

Monster Alaskan King

Debra Wright, Newman Lake, WA, and a 34-lb. king salmon caught in June 2006 in Cleer Creek, AK on a magnum Wiggle Wart.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Lunker from Gun Lake

Lunker from Gun Lake

Tim Vandermolen, Byron Center, MI, with a 6-lb. 3-oz. largemouth bass he caught in Gun Lake on a Rapala Skitter Pop.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Cherry-flavored Bait=Big Carp

Cherry-flavored Bait=Big Carp

Louis Vasquez, Brownsville, TX, and an 18-lb. carp he caught in June 2006 in local pond with a cherry flavored do-bait.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Freshwater Striper

Freshwater Striper

Rick Reall, Oakland, MD, and a 12-lb. 8-oz. striped bass caught in June 2006 from Mt. Strom Lake with a shiner minnow.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Wallopin' Walleye

Wallopin' Walleye

Ron Schiotis, Freeport, NY, with a 7-lb. 8-oz. welleye caught in May 2006 from Sullican County on a live shiner.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Just Another Giant Kenai King

Just Another Giant Kenai King

Teri Conlon, Sioux City, IA, and a 43-lb. 3-oz. king salmon caught in June 2006 in Kenai River, AK on a Kwikfish.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Trophy Erie Walleye

Trophy Erie Walleye

Dale Danheiser, Lancaster, NY, and a 10-lb. 4-oz. walleye caught in Lake Erie in May 2006 on a nightcrawler harness.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Best in Species Award-Smallmouth

Best in Species Award-Smallmouth

Dan Mahoney, Jenison, MI, and a 6-lb. 6-oz. smallmouth bass, caught in June 2006 on a crawler.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Salmon Slammin'

Salmon Slammin'

Bill Hegyi, West Allis, WI, and a 41-lb. (released) chinook salmon caught in August 2006 in Lake Michigan with a KO-Wobbler.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Fried Catfish for Supper

Fried Catfish for Supper

Louis Vasquez, Brownsville, TX, and a 13-lb. 2-oz. catfish caught from a local pond in June 2006 with a Rat-L-Trap.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Best in Species Award-Steelhead

Best in Species Award-Steelhead

David Gatto, Brocton, NY, and a 13-lb. 4-oz. steelhead he caught in January 2006 at Fredonia with an egg sac.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Best Species Youth Award-Striped Bass

Best Species Youth Award-Striped Bass

Jimmy Presser, 11, Mt. Sinai, NY and a 22-lb striped bass, caught in June 2006 from Montauk on a rubber eel.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Best in Species Award-Redear Sunfish

Best in Species Award-Redear Sunfish

Daniel Robinson, Atlanta, GA, and a 1-lb. 9-oz. redear Sunfish he caught in June 2006 at Marben PFA on red wigglers.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Midewestern Walleye

Midewestern Walleye

Keith Kirk, Berrier Springs, MI, and a 8-lb. 9-oz. walleye he caught in March 2006 from St. Loseph River with a gold Rapala.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Bluegrass Largemouth

Bluegrass Largemouth

Brandon Craig, Lebanon, KY, with a 5-lb. 11-oz. largemouth bass he caught in July 2006 in Green River Lake with a Berkley Power Worm.Outdoor Life Online Editor
You Call That a Trash Fish?

You Call That a Trash Fish?

Jayson Giese, New Franklin, WI, and a 17-lb. 4-oz. carp he caught in December 2005 from Fox River on a jig and Sassy Shad.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Best in Species Youth Award

Best in Species Youth Award

Jessica Nordquist and Dad, John, proud of her 4-lb. 10-oz. smallmouth bass, caught in July 2006 at Sterling on nightcrawler.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Hefty Pike, eh?

Hefty Pike, eh?

John Schultenberg, Dunnville, Ont, with a 20-lb. 14-oz. northern pike caught in July 2006 in Moskoka, Ont. on a Mepps Aglia.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Hefty Pike, eh?

Hefty Pike, eh?

John Schultenberg, Dunnville, Ont, with a 20-lb. 14-oz. northern pike caught in July 2006 in Moskoka, Ont. on a Mepps Aglia.Outdoor Life Online Editor

The weather's too nasty for angling this time of year. Even ice-fishermen are stuck inside until the lakes freeze over. So kill some time by looking at this collection of trophy catches sent in by OL readers. And if you've caught something bigger, send us the pictures! The address is: webmaster@outdoorlife.com. Please type the words "fish pics" in the subject line.