Charles Hogle, winner of the second Field & Stream Young Writers Contest, didn't enjoy fishing the first time he tried it. The high-school junior remembers the experience as "slimy." Now, however, he and his father fish near their home in Schenectady, New York, as much as possible. In his winning essay, "The Knowledge of Fish," page 80, Hogle writes about one fishing trip that helped clarify his relationship with his father. "There are a few things my dad and I don't see eye to eye on," Hogle says. "But when we're fishing, we let things go. We're in a canoe, we're trying to catch fish, and that is something we can always agree on."