Your 25 Best Fish of the Summer

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Chris Ising caught this 4-pound, 3-ounce largemouth in a private pond in Indiana. According to his “new tattoo of a measuring stick–to scale from the tip of his pinky finger,” the bass was 19- to 20-inches long. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Candace Robinette curls up this 40-pound amberjack at the Fort Pierce Inlet in Florida. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Nick Pesce caught this 60-pound red-tailed catfish during a fishing trip to the Rio Urariquera in Brazil. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Buddy McKeller pulled in this 39-pound, 8-ounce striped bass from Lake Walter F. George in Georgia. It is reportedly the largest fish ever caught at the lake. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Mary Nishioka with the biggest steelhead of her life, a 37 1/2-incher, on the Umpqua River in Oregon with guide Dave Teitzel this past March. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Tommy Tupman of Newport Beach, Calif. caught this 246-pound halibut in Alaska this July. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Cathy Belair reeled in this record-sized king on the Talkeenta River, AK during her first salmon trip. She estimated the fish at over 60-pounds, and it measured 53 1/2-inches in length and 29 1/2-inches in girth. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Martin Vezzuto caught this 512-pound thresher shark while fishing 30 miles south of Fire Island Inlet in Long Island, NY. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Julie LeGault caught this 21-inch plus smallie on the New River in Virginia using a 4-inch black Senko. Field & Stream Online Editors
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“This photo is my buddy Jeff with a 46 1/4-inch pike caught in Ontario, Canada.” –Robert L. Connor Field & Stream Online Editors
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It took John Crisostomo forty minutes to land this rooster fish while on a trip to Cabo San Lucas. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Robert Owens hoists this 38-pound, 44-inch catfish, which he caught on the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Todd Scobee of Winchester, KY holds his first musky. Cave Run Lake, KY. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Andrew Pinckney caught this 80-pound grouper during a trip to Costa Rica. Field & Stream Online Editors
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On the fourth day of fishing the Amazon River in Brazil, Jason Caraway landed this 23-pound, 4-ounce peacock bass. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Scott Sipe caught this 43-pound, 47-inch striped bass off the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Fishing at Pyramid Lake, Nev., Rick Wild reeled in this over 30-inch Lahontan cutthroat trout. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Brynn Thomas hauled this drum in from Pamlico Sound, NC. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Scott Nugent caught and released this 63-inch, 80-pound sturgeon at Rainy River, Minn. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Dick Colwell caught this nice smallmouth while fishing in New York. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Barry W. Smith fought in this 130-pound tarpon this July while flyfishing at Carabelle, Fla. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Nick Pesce reeled in this flesh-eating payara, a.k.a. the vampire fish, on the Rio Urariquera in Brazil. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Robbie Burrow hauled this largemouth out of the town lake in Austin, Texas. Field & Stream Online Editors
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Richard Murphy and David Naron caught this 200-pound yellowfin tuna 100 miles off the Alabama/Mississippi coast on a two-pound live hardtail. They hooked up at 7:05 am and finally landed the fish at 11:00. Field & Stream Online Editors