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


John Aldorasi Jr

John Aldorasi Jr., Medford, MA, 2 ⅓-pound bluegill, caught on pond in Stoneham, MA with a hook and a worm

Bonny Cummings

Bonny Cummings, Philadelphia, PA, 5 ⅛-pound largemouth, Lake Lariet, Lusby, MA using a green pumpkin porer shakey worm with a small split shot 18-inches above worm.


Kent Hollands

Kent Hollands, Grand Forks, ND 36-inch 25-pound channel catfish, Red River Grand Forks, ND, fresh cutbait, still fishing deep water.

 Dennis Davidson

Dennis Davidson, New Berlin, WI, 41-inch king salmon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI, casting a 3/8-ounce Gold Zip lure.

Dustin Trimuar

Dustin Trimuar, Fredericksburg, TX,  10 ½-pound largemouth, Lake  Fork, TX, caught on a Texas rigged Zoom Baby Brush Hog

Joshua Strickland

Joshua Strickland, Fruitland Park, FL, 40-pound black drum, Crystal  River,  at high tide, caught using a half of a blue crab.

Sheila Lilly

Sheila Lilly, Salt Lake City, UT, 7 ¾ -pound smallmouth, caught on Lake of The Woods using a Mepps Bucktail spinner.

Don Spindler

Don Spindler, Stratford, WI, 29 ¾ -inch walleye, caught on Gib Lake, Ontario with a jig and crawler.

Eugene Borne

Eugene Borne, Woodland Hills, CA, 7-pound largmouth, West Lake, CA.

Jeff Sutton

Jeff Sutton, Aliso Viejo, CA 43-pound Crevalle Jack, Cocoa Beach, FL, using a Rapala Magnum.



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