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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.

August 26, 2014
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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
Cameron Blaz
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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, Florida James Heriot
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Big Cow

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

“A kelp greenling caught off the beach in Kodiak, Alaska.” — Richard Willard, Anchorage, Alaska Richard 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 Carolina Kevin Brown
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First Sail

“First sailfish.” — Dalton Korpar, Vero Beach, Florida Dalton Korpar
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Mitchel’s Wahoos

“Big Bahamas wahoos!” — Mitchel Vitale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mitchel 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, Florida Michael Grispo
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Emerald Coast Snap

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

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

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

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

“Caught numerous bull dolphin during this mahi run.” — Maikel Rodriguez, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Maikel 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, Mississippi Briana Locklear Scott
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Almost Done

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

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

“A Pabst Blue Ribbon Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke Tournament leader.” — Cole Perschino, Alpharetta, Georgia Cole 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, Louisiana Josh Hicks
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48-Inch Bull Red

“A bull redfish caught out of Mosquito Lagoon in Titusville, Florida.” — Billy Akos, Orlando, Florida Billy 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 Carolina Joey Taylor
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The Munchkin Jig

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

“A 34-inch, 14-pound snook caught on pinfish at Clearwater Pass, Florida.” — Venus Mauldin, Clearwater, Florida Venus 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, Florida Dianne Bullard
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Blue Marlin

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

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

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

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

“Coastline snook fishing in Costa Rica.” — AJ Rizzo, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida AJ 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 Carolina Thomas Key
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My First Red Drum

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

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

“Put up an awesome fight for this barracuda.” — Alex Moon, Oak Park, Illinois Alex 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 Carolina Jackson Davis
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Nate’s King Mackerel

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

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

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

“Zoom in into the Costas!” — Francisco Enriquez, Hialeah, Florida Francisco 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, Florida Josh Tompkins
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His Happy Place

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