From California to New Jersey, here’s a look at our favorite trophy photos from the past month from the readers of Game & Fish/Sportsman!
JOANNA REYNOLDS - ALABAMA
Joanna Reynolds of Montgomery, AL caught this nice stringer of catfish at Lake Martin on Memorial Day weekend.
HANNA LONG - WASHINGTON
Hanna caught this 5 1/2 pound Kokanee on Wallowa Lake. Hanna skipped helping set up for a friends wedding so she could get some extra fishing in and was rewarded with a catch of a lifetime!
MAT WHITE - OHIO
Mat White of Long Bottom, OH landed this 45 lb. flathead catfish at the Bellville locks and dam using skip jacks.
ELIJAH JACKSON - WASHINGTON
Elijah Jackson of Arlington WA with his fish caught on Lake Goodwin. He LOVES fish!
AMANDA MITCHELL - VIRGINIA
Here's Amanda Mitchell of Bedford, Virginia with her spring gobbler taken on her family farm in Goode, Virginia while hunting with her boyfriend Jason Schmitt. The turkey weighed 20 pounds 10 oz, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/4 spurs.
JEANNIE NEAL - MICHIGAN
Jeannie Neal landed this terrific bronzeback on the Thornapple River in Barry County, Michigan on Mother's Day. After the photo they released the fish back into the water without weighing or measuring!
PJ ANTHONY - NEW YORK
PJ Anthony of Syracuse, NY with his two-pound steelhead he caught from Orwell Brook, which is a tributary to the Salmon River.
SALLY SITAR - ILLINOIS
While fishing near Lasalle, Illinois, Sally Sitar caught landed this 40-pound blue cat!
SAVANNAH MARTENS - OHIO
Savannah Martens of Laurelville, Ohio shot her first gobbler during youth spring turkey season. The bird was shot in Ross Co. with a Mossberg 12-Gauge shotgun. It weighed 19 lbs., had a 10 3/4-inch beard and 3/4 spurs.
ADAM McDANIEL - OHIO
Using skip jacks for bait, Adam McDaniel of Pomeroy, OH caught this 50 pound flathead catfish on the Ohio river near Portland, Ohio.
MADELEINE WITHEREL - PENNSYLVANIA
10-year-old Madeleine Witherel won't forget this fish. Participating in a neighborhood fishing derby in Lord's Valley, Pennsylvania, the young angler landed a 27-inch rainbow trout that weighed eight pounds!
ERNIE LOWERRE - NEW JERSEY
Ernie Lowerre with a 27-pound striped bass he landed off the coast of Barnegat Bay New Jersey.
GAVIN WISDOM - LOUISIANA
Gavin Wisdom and his monster catfish caught on the Lower Atchafalaya River near Berwick, Louisiana.
BRAD REEVES - MISSOURI
Brad Reeves caught this 67 lb. blue catfish below the Bagnell Dam at Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
BROWN BROTHERS - SOUTH CAROLINA
Jarrett (14), Cordell (12), and Nic (12) Brown, of West Columbia, SC., caught these at Lake Murray while on Spring Break 2012.
ERIC MECHELHOFF - CALIFORNIA
Eric Mechelhoff of Brentwood, CA caught and released this 12 lb. black bass while fishing in the Delta.
JUSTIN DECKMAN - CALIFORNIA
Hunting in the foothills near Willows, CA, Rob Deckman got to watch his son, Justin Deckman, take his first hog right before his 18th birthday! Rob and Justin live in San Bruno, CA.
BRENT MOORE - NEBRASKA
Brent Moore of Roca, NE landed this 29.5 inch walleye from Johnson Lake using a homemade stabbing spoon in the fall.
CLAYTON CUDWORTH - IOWA
Clayton Cudworth, 17, from Ottumwa, Iowa caught a 7 lb. 3 oz. largemouth bass at a local pond.
CONNER JACK DAW - ALABAMA
Conner Jack Daw of Satsuma, AL killed a 5-point buck on Jan. 28, 2012 while hunting with his Dad Pepe Daw and Nana in Dallas County. The Deer weighed 190 lbs. and only had one eye. They named the deer "One Eyed Jack."
DUSTIN DUNCAN - OHIO
In this photo is Dustin Duncan from London, Ohio posing with his beautiful smallmouth in the Sandusky Bay May 19, 2012.
HANNAH TARRANCE - MICHIGAN
10-year-old Hannah Tarrance of Troy shot this big doe on December 10, 2011 with a muzzleloader near Chesaning. This was Hannah's first deer. Dad, cousin Zachary and Uncle George all got to share in the excitement.
WAYLON ZIEGLER - WASHINGTON
6-year-old Waylon Zeigler from Carnation, WA posing proud with his "Lingasaurus" caught near Westport, WA.
JACKSON TUTTLE - KENTUCKY
10-year-old Jackson Tuttle, took this 21 pound, double bearded gobbler in Anderson County on opening day of the Kentucky youth season of 2012. It sported beards of 11 5/8" and 4 1/4" and had 1 1/4" spurs.
JASON & TRACY BENETTI - PENNSYLVANIA
Jason (left) and Tracy Benetti of Darlington, PA with two lake trout they caught while trolling Raystown Lake on Memorial day weekend.
JOE SEXTON - VIRGINIA
While fishing a farm pond in Madison, VA, Joe Sexton this nifty largemouth bass.
RICK REED - ILLINOIS
Rick Reed of Worth, Illinois bagged his first gobbler in JoDaviess County on April 28th, 2012. The bird had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs.
SAVANNA PENHALL - CALIFORNIA
Seven-year-old Savanna Penhall caught her first Spotted Bass on Shasta Lake April 9, 2012. She was fishing with her grandfather using a wacky rigged Senko.
STEVE LEWIS - NEW YORK
While fishing a back country pond in the Adirondacks, Steve Lewis caught this 22-inch, 4 lb. Brown trout.
TRAVIS BENNINGTON - VIRGINIA
Travis Bennington took this great buck the second week of November with his muzzleloader in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
TYLER GARRISON - NEW YORK
Tyler Garrison of Kendall, NY caught his personal best smallmouth bass on Otisco Lake.