Kids Wearing Life Jackets

Being safe and obeying the law never looked better than these 37 young boaters in their life jackets.
Children wearing PFD's
Young Sport Fishing fans proudly wearing their life jackets. Sport Fishing Fans
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At Sport Fishing, we believe life jackets are too important to be an afterthought, so we are encouraging our audience of enthusiasts to share photos of their kids (12 or under) in life jackets. Below, you can see the submissions for April. The winning entry (shown first) will receive a package of life vests for the winner worth up to $270 — from Onyx. We’ll announce another winner for May, so visit the contest on our Facebook page to post your kid’s photo among the entries. — Editors

Children wearing life jackets asleep on fishing boat Tampa, Florida
Winner! “Meet Jaden (left) and Logan, who love spending hot summer days on the water. Both boys enjoy fishing for snapper and love to eat their catch. They usually go until they pass out as the picture shows. This is when my wife and I get to take a nice quiet boat ride back to the dock.” — Ben Turek Ben Turek
Infant wearing life jacket fishing boat Navy Point, Pensacola, Florida
Leland Foster at the helm in Navy Point, Pensacola Florida. Jason Foster
Child wearing PFD holding redfish fishing boat Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Florida
Jordan Foster and an admirable redfish catch, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Florida. Ashley Foster
Toddler wearing life jacket fishing boat Miami, Florida
Miss Abbey Salyers, before and happily after with her family in Miami, Florida. Scott Salyers
Girl wearing life jacket fishing boat Camano Island, Washington
Kaia and her fishing rig off Camano Island, Washington. Jim Pence
Child fisherman wearing life jacket holding shark fishing boat Point Migley, Lummi Island, Washington
James Wing, sharkin’ off of Point Migley, Lummi Island, Washington. David Wing
Boy wearing life jacket with father redfishing Wando River, South Carolina
Cooper and a red drum on the Wando River, South Carolina. Jennifer Ballou
Brother and sister wearing life jackets Lake Murray, Columbia, South Carolina
Jenson and Harper, Lake Murray, Columbia, South Carolina Samuel Giglio
Boy wearing life jacket kayak fishing mahi Destin, Florida
Riley Hernandez with a dolphin off Destin, Florida. Robert Galloway
Two kids and a dog wearing life jackets in a boat Withlacoochee River, Florida
Kyra, Jacob and a dog named Willie, on Withlacoochee River, Florida. Chris Clark
Boy wearing life jacket wade fishing Port Mansfield, Texas
Ezra fishing in Port Mansfield, Texas. Ashley Nelson
Sister and brother wearing life jackets trout fishing Cedar Key, Florida
Addison and Aidan Hilty with a nice spotted seatrout in Cedar Key, Florida. Brian Hilty
Boy wearing life jacket saluting Lake Camanche
Gavyn on Lake Camanche. Steve Satake
Boy and girl wearing life jackets on boat Chesapeake Bay at Magothy River
Duffy and Blair, Chesapeake Bay at Magothy River Samantha Hudgins
Toddler wearing life jacket on deck of fishing boat Ponce Inlet, Florida
Lindley in Ponce Inlet, Florida Jason Laduca
Boy wearing PFD on a fishing kayak Kihei Maui, Hawaii
Sean Mclean manning the spinning reel on a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island kayak in Kihei Maui, Hawaii. Boo Baldovi
Boy wearing Mustad PFD holding fish Lay Lake, Alabama
Hunter Brown with a nice haul on Lay Lake, Alabama. Edwin Brown
Sisters wearing life jackets with dad fishing boat Tavernier, Florida
Isabella and Laura enjoying a boat ride in Tavernier, Florida. Juan Jaramillo
Boy wearing life jacket holding black seabass Chesapeake Bay, Poquoson, Virginia
Ethan’s black seabass caught fishing Chesapeake Bay, Poquoson, Virginia. Eric Stanish
Boy wearing life jacket Puget Sound
Carson sailing Puget Sound. Ted Burris
Boy wearing life jacket holding fish
Gabriel’s Oregon catch. Jill Spackman
Boy wearing life jacket fishing Port Aransas, Texas
Kevin Lee Hernandez fishing Port Aransas, Texas. Tammy Graham
Boys wearing PFDs in canoe with family Hillsborough River, Florida
Gabe and Caeleb canoeing with family in Hillsborough River, Florida. Vera Prunn
Siblings wearing life jackets Lake Wilheim, Pennsylvania
Kelsey and James on Lake Wilheim, Pennsylvania. Amy Deeter
Children wearing life jackets on boat fishing St. Augustine, Florida ICW
Addison Underwood and family enjoying St. Augustine, Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. Josh Underwood
Boy wearing life jacket canoeing Burbank, Washington
Tommy Garcia canoeing Burbank, Washington. Erin Garcia
Boy wearing life jacket with dad boating Rollins Lake
Tristan navigating Rollins Lake. Stephanie Liske
Toddler wearing life jacket boating Shearon Harris, North Carolina
Jayce Nelson wakeboarding Shearon Harris, North Carolina. Jeffery Nelson
Don’t forget to visit the contest on Sport Fishing‘s Facebook page to post your kid’s photo.