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Four-year-old Sam “Bubba” Stevens can’t take his eyes off his rod, even to take a picture. Now that’s a true fisherman. The perch Bubba’s holding fell on Lake Sammamish in Washington State. Field & Stream Online Editors
Aaron Rzepka (center) with has father and brother and the 12-point buck he shot last season near Macedon, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chris Lemoine and son Evan show off a trophy from their first duck hunt together near Rutland, MA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Greg Nichols sent in this photo of his Dad with a nice bull elk he shot in 2007. Field & Stream Online Editors
Taken in 1974, this photo of Mario Marulli is classic as far as we’re concerned. Nothing like a deer strapped to the grill of a Bug. Marulli shot the deer near Pittsburg, NH. Field & Stream Online Editors
The rest of these photos might not have made it into our picks of the week, but check them out, because they’re still pretty cool. Here are the runners up. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chad Heron sent us the photo of his girlfriend Katie and her trophy from a trip to the Wisconsin River. Field & Stream Online Editors
Panagiotis Holidis of Bayside, NY, nailed this 40-pound striper outside of Mattituck Inlet while fishing aboard his uncle’s boat. Field & Stream Online Editors
Matt Johnson of Kent Island, MD, hooked this 6-pound largemouth during the spawn this year. Field & Stream Online Editors
Bailee Wistisen of Casper, WY, with her first fish. She landed the trout north of Laramie, WY, over Fourth of July weekend. Field & Stream Online Editors
Not to be outdone by her sister (previous photo), Brooklyn Wistisen also caught a nice trout – and her first fish – over Fourth of July Weekend in Laramie, WY. Field & Stream Online Editors
Greg Pack of Nashville, TN, with a hefty largemouth he caught on a Power Worm while fishing on Lake Waramaug in Connecticut. Field & Stream Online Editors
Valerie Turner of Bangor, ME, landed this smallmouth bass on Field’s Pond. The fish ate a watermelon Zoom worm. Field & Stream Online Editors
Nick Samac of Berryville, AR, took this 29-pound turkey this spring. He shot it with a shotgun that belonged to his father, who had passed away last June. Field & Stream Online Editors
Kathryn Glance and son Joshua pose with the pink salmon they caught fishing near Valdez, AK. Field & Stream Online Editors
Although this fish was actually caught by Andrew Briggs, Casey Eiland was happy to hold the big largemouth for a photo. Field & Stream Online Editors
Keith Voss took this 7X7, 150-inch whitetail during the 2007 season near Kent, WA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Chris Anderson of Duluth, MN, trolled up this 10-pound brown trout during his first ever trip on Lake Michigan. Field & Stream Online Editors
Brothers T.J. Raby, 6, and Conner Raby, 4, share what could be brotherly advice or plans for later mischief while fishing near Waxhaw, NC. Field & Stream Online Editors
John and Kyle Olson proudly show off their first turkeys. Both birds were shot during a youth hunt in Missouri. Field & Stream Online Editors
Steve Marulli with an 8-point buck taken in 2007 near Stoneham, MA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Ten-year-old Noah Hayes with a five-pound bass he caught near Orlando, FL Field & Stream Online Editors
Three-year-old Ellis Turnipseed of Moultrie, GA, proudly hoists up her first ever Spanish mackerel. Field & Stream Online Editors
Nick Stormoen used a Rattling Rapala to nail this nice walleye on Petenwell Lake in Wisconsin. Field & Stream Online Editors
Bill Sampson of Cordele, GA, helped his grandsons land their first bream while fishing Lake George near Astor, FL. Field & Stream Online Editors
Cathy Bradford of Elberton, GA, caught this little shark during her first ocean fishing adventure. Field & Stream Online Editors
A week after an emergency appendix operation, Philip Marty of Monticello, IL, broke the doctor’s orders by lifting this 20-pound northern pike. Field & Stream Online Editors
Angelina Lopez, 5, battles her first fish near Sacramento, CA. Field & Stream Online Editors
Caryn Murray caught this 15-pound channel catfish in New York’s Seneca River using only 6-pound line. Field & Stream Online Editors
Brandon Lawton of Rhinelander, WI, stuck this walleye on the Wisconsin River. Field & Stream Online Editors
Scott Webb shot this javelina near Beeville, TX, after a slow morning of sitting for feral hogs. Field & Stream Online Editors
Geoge Rivenbark of Burgaw, NC, sent us this shot of his dad with a big deer he shot last season. Field & Stream Online Editors
Louis Miskovich II of Marquette, MI, holds a 22-inch brook trout he caught in Ontario while on an excursion with his father and brother. Field & Stream Online Editors
Mitch Black of Harts, WV, poses with a 27-inch striper taken from Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
Vance Bogard of Church Hill, TN, with a near five-pound smallie he yanked from the Holston River. It was his biggest catch to date. Field & Stream Online Editors
Randy Seager sent this photo of he and his son with two nice Northeastern Wisconsin whitetails. Field & Stream Online Editors
From his 1996 photo archives, Brent Galvan sent us this photo of a giant dolphin he caught while trolling with his dad off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jonathan Gunter, 11, stuck this big catfish in Lake Wylie near Fort Mill, SC, early this July. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jeff Boudrea caught this 3-pound bass in Hinckley, ME, on the Kennebec River. Field & Stream Online Editors
This was the biggest fish Eric Alder of Westland, MI, caught during his Father’s Day fishing trip to a local city lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
Allen Beshirs sent of this photo of a nice largemouth he caught. As Allen didn’t provide it, the lure that caught it and the state that gave it up will remain a mystery. Field & Stream Online Editors