The NAFC staff has carefully chosen 10 finalists for the August 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.


Wesley H. Johnson

Wesley H. Johnson, Chesapeake, VA, 11 ½-pound sheephead, caught in Chesapeake Bay on a blue crab.


Michael Bock

Michael Bock, East Troy, WI 48-inch musky, Manitowish Chain O Lakes, WI, caught casting an orange spinner bait with a copper blade.


William Bowers

William Bowers, Battle Creek, MI 42-inch blue catfish, Rappahannock River Fredericksburg, VA, drift fishing cut bait.

 Cliff Saville

Cliff Saville, Cornelia, GA, 2 ¼-pound yellow perch, Seed Lake, GA, caught using a minnow.

Mark Olandese

Mark Olandese, Fox Lake, IL, largemouth, caught on a Berkley football jig.

Travis Walters

Travis Walters, Portland, OR, 10-pound steelhead, Nehalem River, OR, caught using a Spey Rod and a custom tied black and chartreuse fly.

John Joseph DiFranco

John Joseph DiFranco, Fairfield, CT, 7 ½ -pound largemouth, caught on Candlewood lake using a phoebe.

Daniel Sapp

Daniel Sapp, Palm Harbor, FL, 100-pound blue marlin, caught in Key Largo, trolling artificals.

Joseph Rhodes

Joseph Rhodes, Stone Mountain, GA 24-inch largmouth, Stone Mountain Lake, GA, caught using top water Rapala.

Michelle Amador

Michelle Amador, Cottonwood, CA 49 ½ -pound Chinook, caught on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, CA while back trolling roe.



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