September Snapshots, Part II

Dave Carroll of Wilmington, Del., with a 30-pound striper.Field & Stream Online Editors
Scott Wearmouth of Waukee, Iowa, his dog Kip, and four mallards.Field & Stream Online Editors
Josh Hastings and his first elk taken by bow.Field & Stream Online Editors
16-year-old Derrick Diedrick took this 348-pound black bear on September 7 in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. A family friend had donated the bear-license-points needed for Derrick to draw the tag.Field & Stream Online Editors
Tommy West, 12, holds a 17 1/2-inch, 4-pound smallmouth out on Middle Saranac Lake. He caught it on a tube jig.Field & Stream Online Editors
Seth McMahon, 2, his father Jess, and a brown trout they caught in northern New York in early May.Field & Stream Online Editors
From left, Kevin (9) and Luke Schranz (12). Luke caught his crappie from Lake Buckatabon in Wisconsin.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

"George Hoerichs 12, took this fine 8 point on our Dickinson County, Iowa farm the second day of the 2007 Iowa Youth season," says his father Chris Hoerichs. It was George's first deer.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Thirty-five-years ago, Byron Cowart caught this salmon outside of Anchorage, Alaska. "I still get that feeling with goosebumps when I catch a big one," he says.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Ben Meltebeke, 18, stands beside Ron Gilliam. Ben caught this rainbow in Alaska.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Robert 'Brian' Mullins writes, "I was fortunate during last year's muzzleloading season in Colorado to harvest the 4th largest mule deer according to SCI scoring."Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

This channel cat was caught by Sandra D Zimmerman at a sand pit in Great Bend, Kansas.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Matt DeYoung of Grand Haven, Michigan, killed this 10-point whitetail on public property November 16, during Michigan's firearms season.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Twelve-year-old Lincoln Frawley, of Fredericksburg, caught this largemouth at a pond in eastern Virginia.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Mark Lamberson holds up a halibut he caught outside his hometown of Seward, Alaska. He was fishing Aialik Bay.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Kerry Blondheim of Denmark, WI, holds the first trout she ever caught on a fly rod. Rocky Mountain National Park.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Matthew Lehnherr, 12, at Gullrock Lake, Ontario. His walleye measured 26 1/2 inches.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

The mate, the captain, and Paul I. Hahn who caught this 43-inch, 26.9-pound striper in the Chesapeake Bay in late July.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Jamie Davis with a 3 1/2-pound largemouth in her right hand and a 3-pound peacock bass in her left. She caught the fish around Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Jim Blair holds the first bluefish he's ever caught. Says his son, "He is a life-long avid trout fly fisherman with an awe-inspiring roll cast. I had promised to take him fishing for some fish that would really bend his rod on his 80th birthday, July 16th."Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Barb Tomasini, of Boise, Idaho, her yellow Lab Ellie Maize, and their first chukars.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Tom Walker of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, caught this 26-inch, 7-pound striper on the Chesapeake Bay.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Amanda Steel of Oklahoma City, OK, kisses this smallmouth that she caught in Barton, Vermont, at Crystal Lake.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Megan Wampler, of San Diego, caught this largemouth at Lake Murray, CA. She says, "My line was tangled at the reel so I wanted to save my plastic and started reeling in by hand. There was a fish on the other end and I brought in this 5-pound largemouth bass!"Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Phil Karasow of Hatboro, PA, caught this 28-inch rainbow in a small river in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Jay Richardson of Peru, Indiana, caught this king near Hamilton, Michigan.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Sophie Miller, 7, holds a stringer at Michigan's Houghton Lake. Says her father Dave, "She played the smallmouth (partially hidden) like a pro and patiently worked the fish from under the boat until it tired. The Bluegill in front is 10" long and weighed in at 1-pound even. We had a nice fish fry that evening."Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Three-year-old Max Bonsteel caught this 5-inch white perch, his first fish, off his grandparents' dock on Maryland's Eastern Shore.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Marly Watson caught this largemouth while on her first fishing trip with her dad.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Hunter Curcuruto and his grandfather with Hunter's first fish. Lake Giliad, New York.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Nine-year-old Anthony Colombo is 48-inches tall. The pike he holds is 26-inches long. He caught it out of Lady Evelyn Lake on a red and white Daredevil spoon. Ontario, Canada.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Craig A. Cutright caught this 24 1/2-inch brown on a river in northern California. He was using a black panther martin with gold blades.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Jonathan Tucker is a student at Radford University, and chose the school partly because the New River runs through town. His dorm is only half an hour away. "The fishing opportunities are awesome," he says. This 22-inch smallmouth is a personal best.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Ashley Buckley with a brown trout.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Jack Greening of Oakland, CA, caught this 9-pound striper, his first, while drifting shad with his grandfather and father on the San Joaquin River Delta outside San Francisco. Five minutes later he caught this 10-pound black bass, also his first.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Scotty Nichols holds a 25-pound king he caught in the East Traverse Bay.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Dear Sirs:
This is a photo of the 19 3/4-inch smallie I caught in Canada in 2005! We were fishing at Hatmaker Lake near Kenora, from the Crow Rock lodge. It was a second place catch for the season!
--Brandon Shore Murzyn (Yes, my middle name really is Shore... Short for Shore Lunch!!!... Really!!)
Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Christian with his first bluegill on the flyrod. Long Island, New York.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Carl Pickett of Toronto caught this musky out of Rice Lake in the Kawarthas of Ontario. He was using black and white buck tail Mepps. He released the fish, which he calls, "53 inches of goodness!"Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Dennis Fike holds a pronghorn buck he shot at 35 yards in Colorado.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Mac Schulze caught this 12-pound silver salmon on the Kamishak River, Alaska.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Mike Vanadia, 16, caught this 29-inch, 8-pound bluefish in the Long Island Sound.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Rafael Miranda caught this 38-inch, 29.8-pound king on the Feather River in Oroville, CA. He was drifting a bead on a 12-foot leader and had to fight the fish for 20 minutes.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Steve Hynes-Fisher stands with his daughter Emily (7) and his son Austin (9), each with their first salmon.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Corbin Switzer, 5, caught this carp on crickets and a bobber in a pond outside Chapel Hill, NC.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Nick Rountree, his German shorthaired pointer, Pudge, and two pheasants which they took near Russell, Kansas.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Justin Fabian, 23, killed this pronghorn buck in Colorado on his first antelope hunt.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Mark canoes across river with a whitetail buck.Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

I caught this 38-inch, 24 1/2-pound flathead in Smith Mountain Lake, VA, in early September. Fishing the bottom using live gizzard shad.
--John Rehak
Field & Stream Online Editors
September Snapshots, Part II

September Snapshots, Part II

Monty "Major Les Feet" Mertz of Fargo, ND (left), and Kirk "Klatch" Redmond with their does, which they shot with flintlock rifles and patched, round balls. They were hunting in southeastern North Dakota, near Ellendale. Says Mertz, "It was bitterly cold, just above zero and windy."Field & Stream Online Editors