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Monster crappies taken consistently from a few of my favorite lakes in northern Wisconsin. Watch out tournaments Im coming.... brad monien <b>Kevin Meier</b> Kevin Meier Remi Cody Meier <b>Cody Meier</b> Cody Meier <b>Jared Davies </b> Jared Davies
Connor Berends shot his first deer, 13pt 222lb Beltrami County buck on November 8, 2014 while hunting with his Dad north of Bemidji, MN Jeff Berends 10 1/2 inch beard was taken on the last day of the season  Jason Meppelink My first year hunting and my first hunt in a field. Loved every minute of it. Desiree Kuipers I took this photo of sunrise on my very first field hunt. I just started hunting and my husband has been gracious enough to take me out to learn the sport every weekend since early goose opener. I thought this picture sums up how beautiful a morning hunt looks right before shooting time, and one of the many reason as a woman I have enjoyed hunting. The beauty of nature is powerful. 
Picture was taken by Desiree Kuipers in Janesville Minnesota on October 25th 2014 Desiree Kuipers 15 point, double drop tine, triple main beam. Score 165. Harvested southern Minnesota Le Sueur county. Joe sailer
This is a picture of my mom after she caught a 10 lb 36 long Northern Pike at Dry Lake in South Dakota Jan Dinnocenzo 21 1/2 inch smallmouth bass caught on a Vilas County, WI lake on September 28, 2014.  Caught by Mike Piorkowski while fishing with Andrew Ragas. Mike Piorkowski This antelope buck was not too scared of us. We spotted him right Blythe road on our way fishing on the Big Hole River in Melrose, MT. Jessica Agner 21 in Smallie caught on the Apple River, Jo Daviess Co.
4lbs plus, caught using ultra light Abu Garcia.
If you look close the apples tattooed on my left oblique are in honor of my friend Kevin Gibbs who past away around 10 years ago, he introduced me to this spot on private land 12 years ago.

Were still killin the Smallies Gibber! Mr FISHON strikes again! Ben Marten Eagle Scout catches huge halibut. 
Jackson Hobbs, 16, put scout motto “be prepared” into practice by buying a $10 ticket into the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. His 335-pounder could net him $10,000 or more if it holds up
Jackson Hobbs
8.5lb C.W. Me holding my first shark Ive ever caught. It was a lot of fun. (The date for all the pics like these is the correct date given on this one. 6/29/2014 Elizabeth and James Hiscott (Ellie & Jim) Im kind of guessing on the dates. Jim caught a Blue Catfish out of the Gulf Harbor in Gulfport, MS. He loves to fish! Elizabeth and James Hiscott (Ellie & Jim) Jim with his first black tip shark in the Gulf in Gulfport, MS. Elizabeth and James Hiscott (Ellie & Jim) Just a local shrimp boat out in the Gulf at Jones Park in Gulfport, MS. My husband, Jim and I, went on a charter boat (Chatty Kathy Charter II) with some friends and had a blast fishing and catching Black tip shark. Elizabeth and James Hiscott (Ellie & Jim)
My husband fishing in our a pond in our backyard. Jim Hiscott Hat sent to from the magazine around 1977-78 Craig Stuesse Date of photo is a guesstimate. Came across this pic of me at 10 yrs old around 1978 or so
I had won a subscriber contest where I submitted
a readers tip or something. Midwest Outdoors sent me
all this stuff! A close up of the pic shows the latest 
edition of the magazine at the time. See the follow up pics. Craig Stuesse <b>Craig Stuesse</b> Craig Stuesse Nice catch and release. 18 1/2  and 19 plus. mark lunsford
<b>Mark Lunsford</b> Mark Lunsford Went to Blackwell Forest Preserve on 7/21/14 and caught this 19.5 beast using a Texas Rig.  I caught it right around 7:30pm and it measured 19.5 from the corner of its mouth to its tail.  Im estimating it is probably 20.5-21 from tip of mouth to end of tail.  Been trying all year to get a nice one and the hard work finally paid off! Nick Petrovic Seamus is 6 years old, this is a picture of his first walleye, 22 inches - 3 pounds.  He caught it with a number 8 rapala shad rap at Mille Lacs Lake - June 20th 2014. Seamus Patrick Murphy 40 lb Flathead Catfish, Clearwater Lake, MO Steven Borne 4lb 19inch Small Mouth caught on Love Mendota. Chris W.
First hog largemouth! Skylenn sturmer 39 Pike. Taken on Fourtown Lake, Boundary Waters, Minnesota. Water was icy cold, fishing opener week, must have been pre-spawn, she hit a 6 Floating Rapala, in a shallow, weedy bay. Large tail fin of some unfortunate fish sticking out of her gullet, she was hitting anything that moved!
Picture taken by Dennis Johnson, Maple Grove, Minnesota Chris Newkirk Columbus, Minnesota 4ib 20in  large mouth bass. I caught it on a flat head big minnow at the monee reservoir Kevin Addison 9 year old Haley caught this walleye on a jig and a minnow from a paddle boat in a pond in the western suburbs the day after her last day of school. Haley Casey Backyard pond yielded this monster.  Bella age 7 caught her on the pink zebco in laying down behind them.  Caught on a circle hook, with a hunk of frozen smelt, and one my local bait shops patented Garlic night crawlers.  Dunno how he makes em garlicky, but they stink!! Bella Casey and Sister Haley
Lake Monroe Biggest lake in Indiana (2 Ten pound Blue Catiish) Matthew Grayson My 14 yr old son Sam caught this beautiful 22 4 pound walleye at Heidecke lake in Morris IL last week. He was so excited with this catch, it is his largest ever. The grin says it all. We live in Frankfort IL, are subscribers and read the magazine cover to cover. Thanks for providing such a great publication and including a regional section that really pertains to where we live and fish.

Again thanks for all the hard work.
Sean Allard Sam Allard We’d like to offer the attached photo for publication in Midwest Outdoors Magazine.

Attached is a photo of Pat McMullen (age 12) of Buffalo, MN with a 56” sturgeon he caught on LOTW while fishing for Walleye.  The fish was caught on May 11th using a medium light fishing rod with 6-pound test fishing line and took 45-minutes to land.

He is assisted by Jeff Hanratty of Mound, MN
Pat McMullen assisted by Jeff Hanratty First big crappie caught with top water stick lure. Erin Milbocker Sami Comiskey is a college freshman at UW Oshkosh studying nursing. Sami took the weekend off from college for her first turkey hunt and bagged this nice tom. 
Sami Comiskey
I caught this Walleye on fishing opener on Big Butternut Lake in Luck, WI. It was 22in long and weighed 3.3lbs. I went out with my dad in my old 1982 alumacraft boat. This was the only walleye we caught all weekend, the water was still pretty cold. Brodie Kunze Out bass fishing when this 50+ healthy female muskie came along and smacked a Booyah! spinnerbait.  This is the seventh muskie caught in the past week out on our home lake of Fyre Lake in Sherrard, Il.  Those seven are the ones recorded from three guys including my son and I.  A true trophy muskie and a perfect father/son memory! John Baumunk III & John Baumunk IV 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      

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