With spring just around the corner, we're patiently waiting out the thaw and dreaming of warmer days spent on the water. The Girls of Game & Fish are here to lead the way.
Our female readers are always proud to share their accomplishments from the field on our Camera Corner and we're proud to honor these triumphs with another special collection in the gallery below.
Amber from Florida
Amber's first mahi-mahi, caught while trolling ballyhoo off the shores of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Ashley from North Carolina
"Just another day on the water. My wife was trying to add another species notch to her belt ... One of the main reasons I fell in love with her was due to her love for fishing," wrote Ashley's husband, who took this photo, titled "One Beauty Hunting for Another."
Bridget from Georgia
"It was getting dark, but I thought, 'What's one more minute going to hurt?' The guys were probably already back at the trucks, but they can wait. So I waited. The noise got louder and louder, and then out from the woods came this big 8 pointer. He stood right at the edge of the food plot staring in my direction. I aimed for the heart. Pulled the trigger."
We can easily imagine the guys' jealousy. Congrats!
Erika from New Hampshire
Fishing with her dad, Erika reeled in this Rocky Pond, N.H., largemouth. There's nothing like spending quality father-daughter time on the water.
Eszter from Florida
Eszter proudly posed with her monster 29-inch Ponce Inlet, Fla., redfish.
Jodi from New York
"Women's Fly Fishing Weekend at the Steelhead Lodge in Altmar, NY. My first fly fishing experience. I've been hooked ever since!"
Kalli from Iowa
"After fishing for hours at our family fishing outing, I finally caught myself a big ol' beauty!"
Kaylene from Nebraska
Kaylene happily enjoyed an afternoon on the water, which resulted in landing four feisty largemouth bass.
Kristy from Nevada
"What an absolute beauty of an antelope. I am so thrilled, thankful and ultimately grateful for this experience. It will never be forgotten," said Kristy about her first time hunting antelope in Nevada.
Lexy from Wisconsin
Lexy shot this 8 pointer, her second buck ever, on opening day at her family farm in Wisconsin. For Lexi, the trophy is the memory.
Lindsey from New York
Lindsey posed with her "27-pound ab workout" caught at the Salmon Country Marina just outside of Mexico, N.Y.
Melissa from California
Melissa showing off her beautiful Smith River, Calif., steelhead after a well-won fight.
Miranda from Ohio
Miranda with her first Ohio buck after a perfect double-lung shot. A great start to what will be a lifetime full of many more!
Rachel from New York
Rachel braved the elements and caught this nice walleye with a tip-up on the frozen Tomhannock Reservoir in New York.
Sonja from Mississippi
Sonja and her husband put in a hard day's work for a delicious slab dinner.
Tinamarie from Ohio
Tinamarie caught this beautiful 15-pound, 32-inch steelhead on Michigan's Manastee River with a little finesse and a Ping-A-T lure.
Tinamarie from Ohio
Tinamarie with the biggest walleye of the day during a recent outing on Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie.
Tracy from Texas
Tracy after her first taste of the hot redfish action in Texas.
Tuesday from Washington
Tuesday spent the day learning how to catch mountain trout on the fly at Clearwater Creek, Wash., and a good day it must have been if you measure her smile.