Photo of the Day: Volume IV

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Sri Lanka Stilt Fishing Photo

Stilted

_Sport Fishing _contributor David Lewis chooses the stilt fishing method, while in Sri Lanka. Stilt fishing old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families in Galle, in southwestern-most Sri Lanka. With one hand stilt fisherman hold the stilt and the other hand they use a fishing rod or a line to catch spotted herrings and small mackerels, which are then kept in a plastic bag tied around their waist or the pole. Photo Courtesy of Sport Fishing contributor David Lewis See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumePhoto Courtesy of Sport Fishing contributor David Lewis
Huge Cobia Fishing Photo

All Smiles in Venice, Lousiana

Cobia are the only species in their own family. Most tropical/warm waters in the world are home to cobia (though oddly, the eastern Pacific is an exception). Tough fighters and delectable eating, cobia are always a welcome addition to any angler's day. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Tarpon Fishing Photo of the Day

Bow to the King

Tarpon on both sides of the Atlantic, the air-breathing chrome-plated tarpon is an amazing jumper and dogged fighter; it strikes lures, flies and bait. While most major game-fish species have similar relatives, the Atlantic tarpon is one of a kind. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Bonefish Photo

Fish Missiles

At the sting of a hook, bonefish become horizontal missiles, sizzling away on an initial run that lasts far too long and is impossibly fast for a fish of its size. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Longtail Bass Fishing Photo

The Long and Short of It

Longtail bass are brilliantly colored and tend to be in the northern Gulf. This fish is in the grouper family. According to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, there is some evidence that large females transform into functional males. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
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Rig It Up

The oil rigs of Venice, Louisiana, produce a gang of different fish. These rigs can be found in water up to 5,000 feet deep, which pulls in snapper, grouper, cobia, amberjack and many more. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Huge Halibut Fishing Photo

Fish Pancake

According to NOAA FishWatch, the Pacific halibut is one of the largest flatfish - they can weigh up to 500 pounds and grow to over 8 feet long. This one is a doozy, too. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumePhoto by Doug Olander
Redfish Red Drum Fishing Photo Banana River

Kid-Sized Redfish

Dylan, the tike from Titusville, along with John from Merritt Island, caught this monster red in Banana River, Florida. Photo Courtesy of Paul Macinnis See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumePhoto Courtesy of Paul Macinnis
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Dorodeo

Dorado eat insatiably and grow at an astounding rate, up to 18 inches in a year. This fish is considered to be one of the best game fish in the ocean, with its aerial acrobatics and speed — hold on for a ride. The all-tackle-record 87-pounder was taken off Papagallo, Costa Rica, in 1976. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Costa Rica Croc Bridge Tarcoles River Photo

Dino-Crocs

Monstrous crocodiles lay along the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica. This location has become a tourist attraction with views from the Caldera Highway en route to Jaco, Costa Rica. These dinosaurs are a must-see, plus there's a local pizza parlor right around the corner. Nothing goes together like a slice and croc-viewing. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Sailfish Fishing Photo Underwater

Sailing

This underwater shot of a Pacific sailfish during the Offshore World Championship (OWC) shows off its colors and sail. The OWC tournament wrapped up last night to set a world record with 2,314 billfish released, 2,307 were sailfish. Photo Courtesy of Trinidad Tarpon Thunder Team See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumePhoto Courtesy of Trinidad Tarpon Thunder Team
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Countries in Quepos

The Offshore World Championship has 24 countries competing in Quepos, Costa Rica. The billfish bite has been one for the record books with 2,314 billfish caught over three days. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Underwater Sailfish Photo

Sail Away

This shot of a sailfish was taken during the Offshore World Championship that's happening right now in Quepos, Costa Rica. Photo by Team Trinidad Tarpon Thunder Tournament.Trinidad Tarpon Team
Offshore World Championship Fishing Tournament Day Two

Quepos Coast

A view of the Pacific coastline of Quepos, Costa Rica, where 24 countries are fishing for the 2014 Offshore World Championship. As of midday (April 8), a total of 1,211 billfish were caught and released, 1207 were sailfish. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Offshore World Championship Fishing Tournament Day One

Day One of the Offshore World Championship

_The 2014 Offshore World Championship (OWC) begins today. The OWC is the largest offshore fishing tournament series in the world, with over 20 countries competing this year. The tourney is catch-and-release for all billfish species. We will be bringing you updates on the tournament as well as a featured photo each day until the tournament ends on April 11th. _ 64 boats on the charge out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica. The sailfish bite is historic right now. With lines in for just 90 minutes, 120 sailfish were caught — that's more than one sail per minute. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Sheepshead Fishing photo of the day

Dental Work Needed

This sheepshead was caught near dock pilings along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the way out to Ponce Inlet, Florida. The fish's name has been said to be after its sheeplike incisors. In the rear part of the jaw, sheepshead have grinders used for crushing the shells of their food. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Huge Manta Ray Fishing photo

Something Out of Science Fiction

Michael Lerner, the founder of the IGFA, fishing a giant manta ray off South America (1940). Part of Lerner's research was to study fish that have never seen the light before — historical expeditions were and still are a centerpiece of the IGFA's mission. It's the IGFA's 75th Anniversary, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming stories and more photos like this monster manta. Photo Courtesy of E.K. Harry Library, IGFA See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumePhoto Courtesy of E.K. Harry Library, IGFA
Photo the Day Fishing - Giant Trevally Oman

They Don't Call Them Giants for Nothing

Ed Nicholas of No Boundaries Oman caught this 121-pound giant trevally (the largest of the jacks). It was tagged and released to see another day. Check out there facebook, here. See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeEd Nicholas
British Columbia Salmon Fishing photo

Sizable Salmon

The North Pacific is nothing if not rugged: Just outside Tasu Inlet, British Columbia, the waters are often rough but productive for big salmon. Photo by Doug Olander See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeDoug Olander
Bull Shark Fishing Photo

Bully!

"Had to slide this big bull shark over the canoe for a quick shot before releasing her back." Photo by Sport Fishing fan Roy Leyva See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeRoy Leyva
Gator Trout Fishing Photo

One-Tooth Trout

Gator trout smiles at the camera with his head full of tooth. The spotted sea trout was caught and released in a downpour off Edgewater, Florida. Photo by Christopher Balogh See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh
Huge Redfish Fishing Photo

Tar Heel Drum

This beautiful 55-pound red drum was caught near the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, on a late August weekend. Photo by _Sport Fishing _reader Benjamin Williams __See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeBenjamin Williams
King Mackerel Fishing Photo Sport Fishing Reader

Fit for a King

One of the larger mackerels, the king (widely, just "kingfish") is an everyman's coastal game fish, found both in large schools and as solitary individuals, from inlets and just off beaches to open nearshore waters. Photo by _Sport Fishing _reader Chris Nichols __See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChris Nichols
Islamorada Dolphin Fishing Photo

Islamorada Dorado

Mahi eat insatiably and grow at an astounding rate, up to 18 inches in a year. The all-tackle-record 87-pounder was taken off Papagallo, Costa Rica, in 1976. Photo by Sport Fishing reader James Spicuzza __See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeJames Spicuzza
Redfish Red Drum Fishing Photo Mosquito Lagoon

Red Tales

Redfish whipping its weight around in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida. Photo by Christopher Balogh __See your great fishing photo in this space! Email images to editor@sportfishingmag.com. (Be sure to click through all the images in the gallery.) Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume III Click here to see Photo of the Day Volume II Click here to see Photo of the Day VolumeChristopher Balogh