42 Best Reader Photos From July

We asked you to show us your best fishing shots, and you answered. Check out these stunning submissions to July's Sport Fishing Photo Contest.

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July Photo Contest Winner

Jake and the Barracuda
**"My 8-year-old nephew, Jake Caldwell, casting an **Okuma Nomad Travel Rod
and Epixor Baitfeeder to cruising barracuda off the Eastern Shores of Abaco Island, Bahamas." — Jay Caldwell, Chanute, Kansas Think you took a perfect fishing photo? Enter the Sport Fishing Online Photo Contest for the chance to win Costa Sunglasses.
Jay Caldwell
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July Photo Contest Honorable Mention

Releasing a Red
"It was a day of perfection in southern North Carolina while fishing the marsh creeks near the New River Inlet with my dad. I caught this redfish on a weedless-rigged fluke using a Shimano outfit and 10-pound-braid. Letting him go was the best part." — Cameron Blaz of Marker23photo, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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July Photo Contest Honorable Mention

Green Bonito
"On my boat during an August sunrise, angler Aaron Britto caught this Atlantic bonito using a 4-inch silver Ronz lure in the Watch Hill area of Rhode Island." — Erich Medenbach, Warwick, Rhode Island
Erich Medenbach
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June Redfish

“A fine redfish caught in the south end of Florida's Mosquito Lagoon.” — James Heriot, Oviedo, FloridaJames Heriot
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Big Cow

Dolphinfish photo submitted by Mike Resnick, Marathon, FloridaMike Resnick
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Greenling

“A kelp greenling caught off the beach in Kodiak, Alaska.” — Richard Willard, Anchorage, AlaskaRichard Willard
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Citation Spanish

“This is the largest Spanish mackerel I have ever seen, and my son caught it. We were kingfish fishing and hooked up with this beauty off Cape Lookout, North Carolina.” — Kevin Brown, Jamestown, North CarolinaKevin Brown
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First Sail

"First sailfish." — Dalton Korpar, Vero Beach, FloridaDalton Korpar
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Mitchel's Wahoos

“Big Bahamas wahoos!” — Mitchel Vitale, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaMitchel Vitale
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Kayak Cobia

“Caught this sizable cobia from a kayak; sight-casted a topwater Heddon Super Spook Jr.” — Michael Grispo, Cape Coral, FloridaMichael Grispo
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Emerald Coast Snap

“A nice red snapper caught from a kayak off Destin, Florida.” — Johnny Baumstar, Atlanta, GeorgiaJohnny Baumstar
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Underwater Sail

“Releasing a sailfish caught at El Placer Bank, La Guaira, Venezuela.” — Mario Elaluf, Pompano Beach, FloridaMario Elaluf
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Trophy Roosterfish

“A trophy roosterfish released off the Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico.” — Walter Neuman, Grayslake, IllinoisWalter Neuman
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Ecuador Fishing

“Caught this little guy while trolling large hard baits.” — Duane Cotnam, Grimesland, North CarolinaDuane Cotnam
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Big-Dawg Mahi

“Caught numerous bull dolphin during this mahi run.” — Maikel Rodriguez, Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaMaikel Rodriguez
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Snapper Showoff

“A fat red snapper caught in the Northern Gulf of Mexico out of Gulfport, Mississippi.” — Briana Locklear Scott, Gulfport, MississippiBriana Locklear Scott
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Almost Done

“Beach fishing.” — David Cameron, Stuart, FloridaDavid Cameron
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Pigs

“The couple days we had to grab some red snapper.” — Jamie Virtuoso, Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaJamie Virtuoso
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50.5-Pound Striped Bass

“A Pabst Blue Ribbon Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke Tournament leader.” — Cole Perschino, Alpharetta, GeorgiaCole Perschino
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Tarpon Rodeo Release

“A blue marlin tagged in the Gulf of Mexico during the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.” — Josh Hicks, Lake Charles, LouisianaJosh Hicks
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48-Inch Bull Red

“A bull redfish caught out of Mosquito Lagoon in Titusville, Florida.” — Billy Akos, Orlando, FloridaBilly Akos
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What a Catch!

“Offshore fishing with Murrells Inlet Fishing, South Carolina. Caught some awesome fish, making memories and enjoying old friends.” — Joey Taylor, Georgetown, South CarolinaJoey Taylor
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The Munchkin Jig

“My daughter Coral Bauman, jig fishing just inside the Sebastian Inlet, Florida.” — David Bauman, Sebastian, FloridaDavid Bauman
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The Happy Snooker

“A 34-inch, 14-pound snook caught on pinfish at Clearwater Pass, Florida.” — Venus Mauldin, Clearwater, FloridaVenus Mauldin
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Cobia & Costas

“My first cobia, caught sight fishing! Because I had my Costas on, I was able to “See what was out there.” — Dianne Bullard, Sarasota, FloridaDianne Bullard
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Blue Marlin

“A 13 year old reels in a 450-pound blue marlin.” — Thomas Key, Johns Island, South CarolinaThomas Key
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He's Hooked Now!

“My son Ryley's first fluke.” — Shawn McCardell, Thurmont, MarylandShawn McCardell
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Flamingo Red

“Redfish caught in Flamingo, Florida.” — Silvio Gonzalez, Homestead, FloridaSilvio Gonzalez
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Sailin' in Costa Rica

“Sailfishing off Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.” — Andrew Virtuoso, Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaAndrew Virtuoso
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Snookin’

“Coastline snook fishing in Costa Rica.” — AJ Rizzo, Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaAJ Rizzo
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On the Wire

Mass Bay Guides mate Andrew LeBrun, wiring a hefty Prince Edward Island, Canada, bluefin tuna. Photo taken by Bryan Sears of Stoneham, Massachusetts.Bryan Sears
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Blue Marlin

“13 year old reels in big blue marlin.” — Thomas Key, Johns Island, South CarolinaThomas Key
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My First Red Drum

“A redfish I caught in a marsh on a mud minnow.” — Jonathan Lin, Charlotte, North CarolinaJonathan Lin
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Yellowtail

“From a 1.5 day trip into Mexican waters.” — William Moore, Phoenix, ArizonaWilliam Moore
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Ocean Isle Barracuda

“Put up an awesome fight for this barracuda.” — Alex Moon, Oak Park, IllinoisAlex Moon
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My First Red

“Being a freshwater fisherman my whole life, it was a very exciting moment to catch my very first redfish, in a small creek outside of Beaufort River, Beaufort, South Carolina.” — Jackson Davis, Beaufort, South CarolinaJackson Davis
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Nate's King Mackerel

“Caught 100 miles south of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.” — Nathan Pennington, Ocean Springs, MississippiNathan Pennington
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Monster Mahi

“A 63-inch dolphinfish.” — Richard Hight, St. Petersburg, FloridaRichard Hight
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Cow Catch

“A 10-year-old catches a big dolphin.” — Kaitlyn Hight, St Petersburg, FloridaKaitlyn Hight
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Good Morning, Miami

“Zoom in into the Costas!” — Francisco Enriquez, Hialeah, FloridaFrancisco Enriquez
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Motherlode Mahimahi

"A nice little mahi picked up off the Spur aboard The Motherlode out of Destin, Florida." — Josh Tompkins, Niceville, FloridaJosh Tompkins
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His Happy Place

“Kayak fishing in St. Teresa, Florida.” — Virginia Morse, Carrboro, North CarolinaVirginia Morse