April Reader Shots, Part I

Todd Scobee caught this musky at Cave Run Lake in Morehead, Ky. this past March.

Todd Scobee caught this musky at Cave Run Lake in Morehead, Ky. this past March.

Brynn Thomas hauled this drum in from Pamlico Sound, N.C.

Brynn Thomas hauled this drum in from Pamlico Sound, N.C.
Jason Blackwell hauled in this 40-pound blue catfish while fishing near Houston, Texas.
Jason Blackwell hauled in this 40-pound blue catfish while fishing near Houston, Texas. Field & Stream Online Editors
Gage Snider, 12, was shooting his new bow when he heard a sound he hadn't before. He went to the target and found that his last shot didn't hit the target, but his previous shot.
Gage Snider, 12, was shooting his new bow when he heard a sound he hadn’t before. He went to the target and found that his last shot didn’t hit the target, but his previous shot. Field & Stream Online Editors
Dustin Brown from Springfield, Mo. caught and released this monster largemouth on March 13, 2007. The 6-pound, 11-ouncer was hauled in from Table Rock Lake.
Dustin Brown from Springfield, Mo. caught and released this monster largemouth on March 13, 2007. The 6-pound, 11-ouncer was hauled in from Table Rock Lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
Tabitha Tuel killed this 11-point whitetail on opening day of the gun season in Bracken County, Ken.
Tabitha Tuel killed this 11-point whitetail on opening day of the gun season in Bracken County, Ken. Field & Stream Online Editors

Andy Schutz caught and released this flathead catfish during a trip to Lake Columbia in Portage Wis.

Andy Schutz caught and released this flathead catfish during a trip to Lake Columbia in Portage Wis.

Carson Milko reeled in this whitefish on Shoal Lake, Ontario, earlier this month.

Carson Milko reeled in this whitefish on Shoal Lake, Ontario, earlier this month.

Russ Fairburn hauled in this steelhead while fishing in the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan last in February.

Russ Fairburn hauled in this steelhead while fishing in the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan last in February.

Rusty Thomason caught this fish, his biggest, from the Euphrates River, while serving with the Army in Iraq. He and his friends

Rusty Thomason caught this fish, his biggest, from the Euphrates River, while serving with the Army in Iraq. He and his friends identified it as a type of bass, and estimated that it weight between seven and eight pounds.

Vincent Crudele with a morning’s take of geese. The birds were taken on the Smith River in northern California last March.

Vincent Crudele with a morning’s take of geese. The birds were taken on the Smith River in northern California last March.
Glen Barney, right, and his father-in-law, Charles Talbot shot these two bucks 20 minutes apart from each other while hunting near Harper, Texas.
Glen Barney, right, and his father-in-law, Charles Talbot shot these two bucks 20 minutes apart from each other while hunting near Harper, Texas. Field & Stream Online Editors
While fishing in Lake Michigan last year, Matt Westendorf caught this 26-pound, 40-inch king salmon, his biggest ever.
While fishing in Lake Michigan last year, Matt Westendorf caught this 26-pound, 40-inch king salmon, his biggest ever. Field & Stream Online Editors
Charley Holloway shot this monster just west of Uvalde, Texas in early January of 2007.
Charley Holloway shot this monster just west of Uvalde, Texas in early January of 2007. Field & Stream Online Editors
While flyfishing the Lower Mountain Fork River in Broken Bow, Okla., Douglas George caught this 17-inch rainbow.
While flyfishing the Lower Mountain Fork River in Broken Bow, Okla., Douglas George caught this 17-inch rainbow. Field & Stream Online Editors
Jim Wiley reeled in this 14-pound striper this spring from Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va.
Jim Wiley reeled in this 14-pound striper this spring from Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va. Field & Stream Online Editors

Jimmy Moore downed this nice North Carolina buck last fall.

Jimmy Moore downed this nice North Carolina buck last fall.
Robert Sandlin harvested this Osceola gobbler this past March in Ocala, Fla. The bird had an 11-inch beard, 1-inch spurs, and weighed 20 pounds.
Robert Sandlin harvested this Osceola gobbler this past March in Ocala, Fla. The bird had an 11-inch beard, 1-inch spurs, and weighed 20 pounds. Field & Stream Online Editors

Steven Contreras hauled in his biggest fish, this salmon, from the Kenai River, Alaska.

Steven Contreras hauled in his biggest fish, this salmon, from the Kenai River, Alaska.

Dan and David J. Granniss caught this blue while kayak fishing off the coast of Long Beach Island, N.J.

Dan and David J. Granniss caught this blue while kayak fishing off the coast of Long Beach Island, N.J.
Fishing in a private lake in southern California, Hugh Swanke caught this 9-pound, 3-ounce largemouth earlier this year.
Fishing in a private lake in southern California, Hugh Swanke caught this 9-pound, 3-ounce largemouth earlier this year. Field & Stream Online Editors