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Best Reader Photos of the Week: April 2013 Week 2

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"Giant Striper"

Photo submitted by mmorgan

User Description: I caught and released this giant striper, my new personal best, with my good friend Dan Dougherty while fishing the Susquehanna Flats area of the Chesapeake Bay in early April. We ended the day with about 25 stripers and three 5+lb. largemouths, on light tackle in shallow water. (Tagged "saltwater" because it's a tidal area)

"Low Water Treasure"

Photo submitted by boof

User Description: The low water levels on the Missouri River has some former snags exposed.

"JD Bowling Youth Turkey Season"

Photo submitted by RonB

User Description: 7 yr old JD Bowling. Harvested 4-6-13. 29lbs, 10 in beard and 1 1/18 in spurs. Pulaski County, MO.

"Sons First Bird"

Photo submitted by outdooroperator

User Description: Opening day of the 2013 turkey season (youth day). My son shot this bird with his youth model Mossberg 500 20guage at about 12 yards. The bird had a 5in beard and needless to say he was pretty excited. However, it is debatable who was more excited as any father who has had this privilege can attest to!

"First Spring Gobbler 2013"

Photo submitted by bigdawwg71

User Description: He came through the woods on a mission to fight a jake that was eating in the food plot.I lined him up for a shot but he ducked behind some trees.I made a couple calls with my "Flextone Run and Gun" and a purple heart striker and he came back around the bend.After some Turkey Thugs 3 inch magnum # 4 shot flew through the barrel of my Mossberg 535, the rest is history.

"Bucketmouth"

Photo submitted by boof

User Description: My first bass of the spring hit a football head jig and was quickly released. There is a reason they are known as bucketmouths!

"Thunder Chicken Struttin"

Photo submitted by rlecroy

User Description: We were riding thru Amity Campground in Lanett AL. He was struttin across the road for us. He was about 30 yds from us when he was in the woods.. : )

"Winter Red"

Photo submitted by dfield

User Description: Redfish

"Beautiful Bass"

Photo submitted by billypankey

User Description: I was using a zoom plastic worm and not letting it hit the bottom before this guy slammed it.

"Zero Time"

Photo submitted by Walter39

User Description: Catching some rainbows off the bank at a lake in Montana later in March. Cold and windy day yes sir.

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from gijustin wrote 1 year 6 days ago

Why would you release a striper like that?

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 6 days ago

gijustin, spring season for rockfish does not start until April 20. There are very strict regs for out of season fishing in the Chesapeake and its tributaries. Still a great fish though.

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from gijustin wrote 1 year 6 days ago

Why would you release a striper like that?

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from SMC1986 wrote 1 year 6 days ago

gijustin, spring season for rockfish does not start until April 20. There are very strict regs for out of season fishing in the Chesapeake and its tributaries. Still a great fish though.

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