Week of May 2, 2004

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.
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.
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.
These two smallmouths, both over 6 pounds, were caught 15 minutes apart at Pickwick Lake by Ersley McLemore of Dyersburg, Tenn.
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.
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.
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.
Roger L. Stearns' 6-pound 2-ounce smallmouth, caught on Lake Erie near Dunkirk, N.Y., took the big bass award in a tournament.