Huge Bass, Big Gobblers and More Great Reader Photos from May 2013

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"11.5-Pound Largemouth Bass"

Photo submitted by jasonperkins451

User Description: Caught this one at Camp Creek Lake outside of Franklin, TX on a 6" Zoom worm fishing off of a pier.

"Stumbled Upon a Flathead"

Photo submitted by Kinsingerjw

User Description: Dad and I were bowfishing last spring, we passed over a sunken pipe I'd never seen before, decided to check it out and this is what we found. Dad snapped this photo at the perfect time!

"Half His Size!"

Photo submitted by deven york

User Description: One of my 6th grade students brought this photo in for show and tell...I had to share it with you. Jon Herrick is 4' 6" tall. He caught this lunker on a family vacation on Lake Tohopekaliga in Florida. The Large Mouth Bass was 11.5 pounds, 27" long and had a girth of 19". He is one tough kid!

"Colorado Wiper"

Photo submitted by PIKEMONSTERMASTER

User Description: Our wiper grow big and fight hard. Caught in Colorado.

"Memorial Day Double Beard"

Photo submitted by CorieSquared

User Description: I set up on the edge of one of our clover fields, and watched these birds fly down around 5:35. All it took was a few putts and yelps to bring them into range and I had this dandy gobbler down and was back up to camp making coffee by 5:50 a.m.

"Biggest Carp (So Far)"

Photo submitted by jayderman

User Description: Eight-year-old Jayder Raifstanger caught this 13 lb. carp using a large nightcrawler in the Housatonic River in Massachusetts. It was his biggest to date.

"Do These Waders Make Me Look Pregnant?"

Photo submitted by Marm_0311

User Description: My wife is certain this is the last fishing trip she will be able to fit in her waders. We went up to the headwaters of the Coeur d'Alene river to try to nab some cuts and maybe pass some boy vibes on to our unborn second child, due on the 4th of July. Keepin' our fingers crossed for a boy.

"Paul's 49""

Photo submitted by scottespersen

User Description: Evening top water northern. Great light and background. Best picture I've taken

"Kelsey's Turkeyfootin!"

Photo submitted by Stephanie Helfer

User Description: This is my beautiful niece, Kelsey, with a turkey she shot while hunting with her dad. She snagged this one on opening day, April 15, 2013, using a Remington 20 gauge. She's an awesome outdoors girl! She's been hunting and fishing for five years now, and she loves it!!!

"Emily's First Bear at 12 Years Old"

Photo submitted by Bonnie Elines

User Description: Emily Elines, 12, and her first bear. Way to go girl!! My good friend Myles Aitken caught the whole thing on tape!! Perfect day.

"Redfish In The Surf"

Photo submitted by Michael Jager

User Description: Fishing with my dad on Folly Beach, SC, I caught this 36-inch redfish in the surf on a dead mullet.

"My 70th Turkey is a Limb Hanger"

Photo submitted by Del in KS

User Description: 21 lb., 7 oz. gobbler had 9-inch beard and sharp 1-1/8" and 1" spurs.

"Hungry Tiger"

Photo submitted by smcheech

User Description: I was fishing off the shore with a buddy .We were caughting some small bass when I noticed this 43" monster follow in a fish my buddy had hooked up.I grab a rod which I had rigged with a small leader and #5 mepps. The 4th cast I hooked him up and landed him after a great fight.

"Mama and Four Cubs"

Photo submitted by goodes

User Description: This big sow denned up in my woods last year, emerging with these 4 babies; all four cubs and the sow returned this spring while I was scouting for turkeys. (WI)

"How's This For Up Close?"

Photo submitted by gailsinger

User Description: I'm a beginning photographer and love photographing wildlife. I took this picture in Orleans Vt, where the trout always jump upstream in May. I have quite a few pictures and liked this one the best and thought I would share...Enjoy.

"Gettin 'em Hooked Young!"

Photo submitted by BobbyLove

User Description: My 4 year made me buy him a bag of pink salt impregnated worms from the tackle shop before we went pond fishing last weekend in Litchfield County, CT. He managed to land his biggest largemouth ever on his second cast! When I told him he did a great job he replied, "I couldn't do it without you daddy..." a true sportsman in the making!

"My First Buck"

Photo submitted by vahearthunter

User Description: This is a photo of me and my father in law dragging my first ever harvested Whitetail Buck. The Mature 10 point was taken on the last day of Ohio's Shotgun season. Shot taken at 8:15am, deer found at 3pm. Visiting from VA using father in laws gun for first time. Rare "rite of passage' moment.

"Burrowing Owls"

Photo submitted by Mark Herse

User Description: Discovered this pair of burrowing owls on Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in eastern Kansas. This species is considered rare here. The pair is mating and will likely nest at this site.

"Lake Erie Walleyes 2013"

Photo submitted by Del Gehling

User Description: Trolling crank baits 15 ft deep, 1.5 mph in 30 feet of water.

"8-1/2 Pounder"

Photo submitted by clevans11

User Description: Caught on the shoreline under a hanging tree. I was using a StrikeKing KVD 2.5 crankbait in the DB Craw color. Within seconds of the bait hitting the water, she took the bait. She gave me a good strong fight, but nothing my optimus xt and mojo Bass rod couldnt handle. Also caught a 7 and 3 pounder later on.

"Longnose Gar"

Photo submitted by sean wray

User Description: I caught this Longnose Gar on the Econlockhatchee River in Orlando, Florida and its a whopper. This Gar measured 53 inches and was just under 20 pounds. I had no idea how to land this fish so I wrapped my shirt around its mouth and hauled it out. This was surely an unforgettable angling experience.

"39 Weeks Pregnant and Still Hunting"

Photo submitted by Ebbrecht

User Description: Fun day fly fishing for brookies.

"Shed Hunter in Training"

Photo submitted by AlleghenyOutdoors

User Description: Yellow Lab, 8 Weeks Old

"Great Day in Maine"

Photo submitted by bwalak

User Description: Fun day fly fishing for brookies.

"Big Mama"

Photo submitted by jayderman

User Description: It's spawning season. Caught this 9-punder and released her right away.