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.


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

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

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

June Redfish

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

Big Cow

Dolphinfish photo submitted by Mike Resnick, Marathon, FloridaMike Resnick


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

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

First Sail

"First sailfish." — Dalton Korpar, Vero Beach, FloridaDalton Korpar

Mitchel's Wahoos

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

Kayak Cobia

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

Emerald Coast Snap

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

Underwater Sail

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

Trophy Roosterfish

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

Ecuador Fishing

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

Big-Dawg Mahi

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

Snapper Showoff

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

Almost Done

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


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

50.5-Pound Striped Bass

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

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

48-Inch Bull Red

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

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

The Munchkin Jig

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

The Happy Snooker

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

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

Blue Marlin

“A 13 year old reels in a 450-pound blue marlin.” — Thomas Key, Johns Island, South CarolinaThomas Key

He's Hooked Now!

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

Flamingo Red

“Redfish caught in Flamingo, Florida.” — Silvio Gonzalez, Homestead, FloridaSilvio Gonzalez

Sailin' in Costa Rica

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


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

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

Blue Marlin

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

My First Red Drum

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


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

Ocean Isle Barracuda

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

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

Nate's King Mackerel

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

Monster Mahi

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

Cow Catch

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

Good Morning, Miami

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

Motherlode Mahimahi

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

His Happy Place

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