Reader Shots: Trophy Fish

The weather’s too nasty for angling this time of year. Even ice-fishermen are stuck inside until the lakes freeze over. … Continued

Debra Wright, Newman Lake, WA, and a 34-lb. king salmon caught in June 2006 in Cleer Creek, AK on a magnum Wiggle Wart.
Tim Vandermolen, Byron Center, MI, with a 6-lb. 3-oz. largemouth bass he caught in Gun Lake on a Rapala Skitter Pop.
Louis Vasquez, Brownsville, TX, and an 18-lb. carp he caught in June 2006 in local pond with a cherry flavored do-bait.
Rick Reall, Oakland, MD, and a 12-lb. 8-oz. striped bass caught in June 2006 from Mt. Strom Lake with a shiner minnow.
Ron Schiotis, Freeport, NY, with a 7-lb. 8-oz. welleye caught in May 2006 from Sullican County on a live shiner.
Teri Conlon, Sioux City, IA, and a 43-lb. 3-oz. king salmon caught in June 2006 in Kenai River, AK on a Kwikfish.
Dale Danheiser, Lancaster, NY, and a 10-lb. 4-oz. walleye caught in Lake Erie in May 2006 on a nightcrawler harness.
Dan Mahoney, Jenison, MI, and a 6-lb. 6-oz. smallmouth bass, caught in June 2006 on a crawler.
Bill Hegyi, West Allis, WI, and a 41-lb. (released) chinook salmon caught in August 2006 in Lake Michigan with a KO-Wobbler.
Louis Vasquez, Brownsville, TX, and a 13-lb. 2-oz. catfish caught from a local pond in June 2006 with a Rat-L-Trap.
David Gatto, Brocton, NY, and a 13-lb. 4-oz. steelhead he caught in January 2006 at Fredonia with an egg sac.
Jimmy Presser, 11, Mt. Sinai, NY and a 22-lb striped bass, caught in June 2006 from Montauk on a rubber eel.
Daniel Robinson, Atlanta, GA, and a 1-lb. 9-oz. redear Sunfish he caught in June 2006 at Marben PFA on red wigglers.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Nordquist and Dad, John, proud of her 4-lb. 10-oz. smallmouth bass, caught in July 2006 at Sterling on nightcrawler.
John Schultenberg, Dunnville, Ont, with a 20-lb. 14-oz. northern pike caught in July 2006 in Moskoka, Ont. on a Mepps Aglia.
John Schultenberg, Dunnville, Ont, with a 20-lb. 14-oz. northern pike caught in July 2006 in Moskoka, Ont. on a Mepps Aglia.

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.