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While fishing a local Plainfield, Illinois pond, Mike Dietz caught and released this nice largemouth. Mike Dietz Shane Egan of Shorewood, IL caught this 38-inch northern pike in the Coal City area. Shane Egan Zach Wyse of Wedron,IL who bowed his first buck ever while hunting in LaSalle County. Zach Wyse Johnny Brissa of Braidwood with his monster nine-point buck. This is his largest buck to date with a score of 154 inches! Johnny Brissa Ryan Schumann of Joliet, IL caught these huge perch through the ice in Wilmington. Ryan Schumann
Tiffany Kukla of Elgin with a nice doe she shot in Boone County. This is Tiffany’s first deer she has shot. Tiffany Kukla Adam Russ caught this 17-1/2-inch largemouth with a nightcrawler while fishing in a Shorewood Illinois fishing derby. Adam took first place. Adam Russ Shawn Harmon with a nice Joliet, Illinois northern. Shawn Harmon Chris Lykken of Prior Lake, Minnesota holds a 29.25-inch walleye. Chris caught this fish on Crane Lake with a bobber rig & nightcrawler. Chris Lykken Ed Thilk, (pictured left) & son Jacob hold a couple of  walleye they caught while vacationing on the Fox River in Winneconne, Wisconsin. Ed Thilk, (pictured left) & son Jacob
Jeff Pogose, a Steger, Illinois K-9 police officer caught this nice bass while camping at Starved Rock on the Illinois River. Jeff Pogose Steve Schmude of Crestwood Ill. with a possible state record white crappie that he caught in a pond in Burr Ridge, Ill. Steve Schmude Steve Rozak of Palos Hills, Illinois with a couple of  nice largemouth he caught on the Cisco Chain of Lakes. Steve Rozak Jim Bolek of Frankfort, IL caught this bass on a Frankfort Township pond.         He weighed in at 5 pounds 14 ounces and was caught using a buzzbait. Jim Bolek Kyle Dunn (holding fish) and Eric Nelson both of Zion, Ill., with a 31-inch rainbow trout caught in Kellogg Creek in Zion, Ill Kyle Dunn (holding fish) and Eric Nelson
Ty Geerdes of Sioux Falls, S.D., with the Trifecta: A 19-inch sauger, 21-inch walleye, and a 20-inch saugeye caught in 20 minutes on the Rock. Ty Geerdes Ted Ruler of Plainfield, Illinois with a beautiful largemouth he caught this spring while fishing a Lemont, Illinois farm pond. Ted Ruler The late Joliet Police Officer Jim Dietz caught and released this nice largemouth while fishing a pond in Lemont. Jim Dietz Brendon Velada caught this nice northern pike out of Lake Sedgewick with ultra-light spinning equipment with a black / chartreuse spinnerbait. This is Brendon’s first-ever fish. Brendon Velada MidWest Outdoors Editor & Publisher Gene Laulunen holds a beautiful Minnesota smallmouth. Gene Laulunen
Jeff Bunkelman in front of Triangle Sports & Marine with his 18-inch & 17-inch crappie he caught while ice fishing on the Chain O Lakes. Jeff Bunkelman Nine-year-old Joel Sullivan
and his father Joe proudly
display Joel’s 25-inch walleye
he caught ice fishing 
Crystal Lake this season. Joel Sullivan Gary York with a 12-point, 
196 6/8-inch gross score late
season dream buck he harvested
out of Kendall county. It had an
outside spread of 26 7/8-inches
and a 20-inch tip to tip spread.
The buck also had 27 2/8-inch
main beams and a 14 3/8 inch G2
Gary York Kurt Rickter with a
29-1/2-inch, 11-pound,
7-ounce ice walleye caught
on the Fox Chain O’ Lakes. Kurt Rickter Jumbo perch caught at
Navy Pier by John Galambos. John Galambos
Reese E. of Crystal Lake Ill., four years old and 42 inches tall, caught this fish on December 13, 2009, at Lake Como, Wis., on a tip up and a large golden roach. The fish weighed eight-pounds, two-ounces, and was approx 23 to 24 inches in length.  The bass filled up the eight-inch hole coming out, and Reese did it all by himself, except for a little help getting it through the hole. Reese E. Brad Michael & Chuck Redina holding Brads 44 inch muskie he caught during a neighborhood ice fishing derby on a small lake in northern Illinois.
Brad Michael & Chuck Redina Randall Bruemmer of Joliet with
a 20-inch walleye he caught
through the ice in Coal City. Randall Bruemmer From left to right:
Scott Rutherford, Blake Kukla
and Dillan Kellenberger hold
their limit of Canada geese
they bagged in Kane County. Scott Rutherford, Blake Kukla and Dillan Kellenber First largemouth of the year! Shadow Lakes Jared Spurlock
Giant spring time crappie on night crawlers and a slip bobber Nick Johnson 6 pound 8oz, 22, 18 girth. Caught on a lake in minnesota using a zoom fat albert and a 1/8oz jig. My son and I caught (and released) many, many of this size during our week on the water in the same lake. If you would like more info, or pictures please contact us at or my cell, 219-707-2918. Its an amazing lake and would love to share our Hot Spot with the great fishermen of this great country!!!  Thank you!!! Gary Brewer Jr <b>Gary Brewer Jr</b> Gary Brewer Jr This is the first 4 of the 8 i caught for my best 5 weighing in at 21.4 pounds, Braidwood cooling lake opening day. Gordon Holman This Bass was taken at the opener at the Braidwood cooling lake on March 1st. I caught 8 bass that day, 5 best was 21.4 pounds, this bass i am holding was the biggest weighing 6.8 pounds. Gordon Holman
Brandon Yarbrough sticks a 365lb wild Russian boar using dogs and a bowie knife!!!
Tommy and the Loshbough Team at it again!! Brandon Yarbrough I caught this 36 12lb Lake Trout on 4lb line while ice fishing for perch on Lake Macatawa, Holland, MI on January 18, 2014.  Take note of the size pole I caught this on. Gave me a good fight. Kathy Stoike This is what I call dedication.  Lower end of Lake Michigan Jeff Armstrong Scott Gerry , Cottage Grove, MN. Caught this 41 1/2 inch 22lbs. Northern ice fishing in SD  Dec 28, 2013 on 4 lbs. test line. Scott Gerry This is a photo of my son on his first duck hunt taken in the Park Rapids Mn area. G. Hunter Larsen
1 of many walleyes caught that day. Most of the walleyes were caught on plastics. Steve Cicciarelli Salmon fishing in Alaska, big king and a couple of sockeye salmon. Steve Cicciarelli,Matt Cicciarelli This monster L.M. bass was caught off the dock with a blue chatterbait. The fish was close to 8lbs. Steve Cicciarelli Dana, caught this nice large mouth bass with a plastic worm. It was the biggest fish caught that day ! Dana Cicciarelli 1 of many, 100 to 150 lb pacific sailfish caught on trip to Costa Rica. Steve Cicciarelli
8 point buck taken by Stephanie Turner on November 30, 2013 in west river South Dakota Stephanie Turner King Salmon, Chicago lake front Joey Mastro Indiana winter run steelhead. Joey Mastro Big male King Salmon caught on the Chicago lake front. Joey Mastro Caught this bad girl up in Green Bay! My biggest musky so far: 50 long, 26 girth, 42.75 pounds. Released her, so I am having a replica made for the wall. Dan Schweers
Illinois River smallmouth caught on a crank bait mid-fall Jennifer Coil 48 inch Musky on Lake Evergreen, McLean County, IL.  Caught on a black tandem blade spinnerbait. Ron Thein Ashleys first bow hunt! Her and her dad went out, and at 615pm, she saw the deer come in view.  She was using her grandpas cross bow. She suffered major nerve damage at birth, she finally got her liscense this summer.  She saw the deer, and was trying to keep calm, she asked dad if she could shoot.  When dad said yes she was already aiming behind the front shoulder.  After a double lung shot the spike buck ran fifty yards and piled up.  Ashley was so excited and dad couldnt believe what just happened!  By far my husbands most memoriable hunt and the first of many with Ashley. Ashley Sheldon My name is Kyle Dunn, I am a very blessed 21 year old from Lake County Illinois. I started deer hunting when I was 12 years old with my bow. The first buck I shot is on the left which is an 11 pointer, scoring around 130. My second buck was the middle buck which scored around 145 and my third buck was the buck on the right just a nice wide 5 pointer. All of these bucks are very nice bucks. I am very blessed and fortunate to have killed these bucks with the help of my dad Marc.
For the middle front buck I shot him last year on October 16, 2012. This deer is a 13 pointer, he scored 179 3/8’  with a spread of 22” and dressed out at 235 pounds. He is the biggest deer I have ever taken in my life, I am still in awe today every time I look at him on my wall and I will never forget one of the best moments in my life when I took this deer and claimed him mine. 
Kyle Dunn Tony Velada caught this largemouth bass in shallow water on Lake Sedgewick in Orland Park, Illinois from a kayak. He was using a medium action baitcasting rig with a chartreuse spinnerbait. Tony Velada
my 9 year old son, Kurtis shot his first deer. I also have a clear picture after returning home in the garage before butchering. Kurtis Ryan Big bull moose trail cam photo taken in my back yard near Pike Lake by Grand Marais, MN. Deidre Kettunen Jacob harvested this 210# black bear while  hunting with his dad near Webster WI. Jacob Whitney Lake Geneva smallmouth Rodger Chmiel Filming A Trout & Salmon Fishing Show On Lake Michigan Aboard One Of the Six Dumper Dan Boats Off The Port Of Sheboygan Wisconsin. Greg Jones, Tina, Dan, Zach & Camera Man Dennis
8 lb. Channel Catfish caught on crawler harness. Tyler Johnson <b>branden steczynski</b> branden steczynski Lac Seul Walleye 8.3lbs 30 long Jim Durham Fishing lake Delevan Wisconsin Thursday, July 25. 5:40pm. Caught and released this nice bass and on a  nightcrawler 18 feet of water. 6Lb test. Weight and length ?
Bob Lackage this is Shawn Cutler 2 years old and landed his first fish a bluegill Shawn Cutler
Erin Milbocker landed this Sheepshead while Perch Fishing for the first time off South Haven. She won the Big Fish contest she had with her friend Brooke, who caught a nice 12 Jumbo Perch. It was Brookes first time fish from a boat. Both ladies had a great time. Erin Milbocker LOTW walleye Kevin Two in a canoe. Ryan Nelson and Pat Noll Caught on Mille lacs in 28.5 feet of water using a red hook, bobber, and leech. steve geringer Cayden, age 5, reeled in this 26 Walleye.  He was fishing in 27.8 feet of water using a leech and bobber on Mille lacs lake.  
. Cayden
44 inch musky. Central Wisconsin lake. branden steczynski caught on Fox Lake WI on a black and blue swim jig James Cutler caught off a bluegill off the rock river Casey Jones this bass was caught on LAKE Geneva WI at 2am on a kvd 2.5 James Cutler caught this bass on Delavan WI at 1am on a kvd2.5 crankbait James Cutler
To Whom it May Concern,

Caught this picture of my 7 month old daughter holding my fishing pole and thought you might be able to use it for something.  The setup is a Shakespeare Ugly Stick and a Shimano reel that I purchased for myself with high school graduation money over 20 years ago.
We didn’t catch much this day at the Backwater Ponds at Saylorville Lake in Iowa, not that it ever really matters. 
Quinn Hunt His 1st Walleye 16 1/2 Diamond Lake near Spicer, MN. Jackson Ludewig & Mom <b>Joe Mitchell</b> Joe Mitchell Looks a little like a crappie and bluegill! Ed Hanlon nice buck on opening day Illinois archery season Pete Meier
Crappie from Rend Lake Illinois    visit  Rend Lake Crappiemasters ! Pete Meier 50   Northern Pike from Ely Minnesota Pete Meier Two 5.5lb Black Suckers Will Goebel and Jason Gorka Caught this 38 snook while on a trip to Grand Cayman Island. Was using light spinning rig with 10ld test.Hooked up the snook on a swimming jighead and pastic shrimp.Put on a 20 minute fight and pulled use around the area. Steve Cicciarelli Shot this 22lbs tom about 9 am. The bird got hung up a couple of times .I finally got him witin 40 yards and pop him.He had a 7 beard and 1  spurs. Steve Cicciarelli
Flat Head from Braidwood. 24.3 LBS. Caught on a 1/32 oz. tube jig tipped with a peice of gulp. 6 LB Bass Pro line and aShimano 1000 Stradic reel. 1hr 15 min fight. catch of his life. Lyle Stevenson 8 Year old Nicky Schaefer caught this huge 16 1/2 Fox Chain crappie the 1st week of April.  He let her go to lay her eggs and fight another day.
Photo by Scott Schaefer.  Nicky Schaefer After a year of shooting 3D targets Cole Rusk age 10 was able to shoot some carp off the Mississippi river.  Cole Rusk My youngest sons first goose hunt.  I think the expression tells the success we had. Ben Mulford  

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