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Readers’ Catches Monthly Photo Contest for January

We're sharing some of our fans’ great photos showing catches of anglers all over the world in a monthly showcase — enjoy this month's photos, then send us yours for the next one!

February 6, 2018
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January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month
Below are Sport Fishing editors’ favorite catch photos for January. Courtesy Sport Fishing Readers

Share your great fish photos with our international audience of enthusiasts via Sport Fishing’s Catch of the Month photo contest!

Simply email your faves to [email protected]. Each month’s top entries (as chosen by Sport Fishing editors) will be showcased at the beginning of the next month in a gallery like this, and one will receive a prize. Please send images at at least 1,000 pixels in width to be considered as a finalist. Feel free to include with your images all the juicy details of the catch (we love to know anglers’ names, location, tackle, how the fight went, etc)!

(Note: Please don’t send photos of billfish, large sharks or tarpon being held in cockpits or on deck.)

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Here are the finalists and winner from December’s Catch of the Month contest.

Below are the top entries from January’s contest.

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Monthly Winner

1 of 8 Courtesy Brad Simons

Angler: Dylan Simons
Species: Wahoo
Location: Destin, Florida

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The pride in the smile of the photographer’s son, Dylan, is evident as he displays a good wahoo on a perfect day.

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 2

2 of 8 Courtesy Mica Kmetovic

Angler: Mica Kmetovic
Species: Narrow-barred (aka Spanish) mackerel
Location: Not specified (Indo-Pacific)

“After taking nearly all the line off the reel as we chased it with the boat, we finally landed this monster mackerel,” says the photographer. It weighed in a 36 kilograms (about 80 pounds).

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January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 3

3 of 8 Courtesy Michelle

Angler: Michelle
Species: Pink snapper (squirefish)
Location: Not specified

Michelle (no last name given) says, “This was the first fish caught from our first boat ever, on the first drop!”

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 4

4 of 8 Courtesy Jeffrey Dupre

Angler: Jeffery Dupre
Species: Mutton snapper
Location: Islamorada, Florida

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Jeffery Dupre caught this 18-pound mutton snapper in 130 feet of water, fishing a live ballyhoo.

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 5

5 of 8 Courtesy Peter Anderson

Angler: Peter Anderson
Species: Batfish
Location: Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia

Although no information was provided with this image, the angler seemed to be having quite a fine time with his batfish.

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 6

6 of 8 Courtesy Haylee Rhodes

Angler: Kauri Rhodes
Species: Pink snapper (squirefish)
Location: New Zealand

Fishing from the rocks on New Zealand’s Far North, 8-year-old Kauri Rhodes pulled in what he proclaimed “the biggest fish I’ve ever caught!”

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 7

7 of 8 Courtesy Ricardo Calderón Ortiz

Angler: Ricardo Calderón Ortiz
Species: Mahi (dolphinfish)
Location: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

While fishing offshore with Konklma Fishing Charters, the angler caught this mahi.

January Sport Fishing Catch of the Month

Finalist No. 8

8 of 8 Courtesy Larry Sherman

Angler: Larry Sherman
Species: Red drum
Location: Wiggins Pass, Florida

While fishing in Wiggins Pass, near Naples, Florida, Larry Sherman caught this 25-pound bull red.

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