The NAFC staff has carefully chosen 10 finalists for the July Outstanding Catch Awards contest. Now it's up to you! Vote for the catch you feel is the most outstanding, considering not only the fish's size, but also the body of water, geographic location and method used. Review the finalists below and consider their photos, and then cast your vote below. Also, one random voter will be selected to win a prize, so please submit your name and e-mail address below when you vote for your favorite outstanding catch. Enter your own photo for the next Outstanding Catch contest, and see past winners.


David Potenzone

David Potenzone, River Vale, NJ 7 ½-pound largemouth, Ridgewood duck pond NJ. 44-inch blue cat, Inwood, WV.


Dennis G. Huskins MD

Dennis G. Huskins MD, Flanders, NJ, 28-inch chain pickerel, Lake Hopatcong, caught with a Meeps Aglla #5 from the dock.


Rob Knoles

Rob Knoles, Sheridan, CA, 48-inch 28-pound king salmon, Shelter Cove CA, tolling anchovies from a kayak.

 Michael James Loftus

Michael James Loftus, Waterloo, IA, 30-inch walleye, Red Wing, MN, caught trolling a Rapala, Shad Rap.

Eric Perdue

Eric Perdue, Eaton, OH, 32-pound 39-inch blue catfish, Lake Marion, SC, caught on a cut bait

Christopher Colton Wade

Christopher Colton Wade, Colonie, NY, 8-pound largemouth, private lake, caught using pig and jig

Jacob Hagan

Jacob Hagan, Jacksonville, FL, 30-pound red snapper, caught 12 miles from the coast of Jacksonville, FL using a cigar minnow

Matt Quesenberry

Matt Quesenberry, Columbus, OH 80-pound carp, caught using bread on a hook.

Brook Schwar

Brook Schwar (daughter of Life Member Richard Schwar), Sudbury, Ontario Canada 8-pound rainbow trout, Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, caught using Rapala Tail Dancer trolling.

Tom Homant

Tom Homant, Maryville, TN 5-pound smallmouth, Tellico Lake, caught using a brook trout




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