vote best fish/best photo 2013

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vote best fish/best photo 2013

Don't vote for yourself! Its so tough to pick, but I vote hengelaar,s lake sturgeon as best fish cause I was there and it was a giant. True magic right there, what a fight! For best photo I vote Tony s lake trout. Beautiful fish, beautiful surroundings.

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Hengelaar's Lake sturgeon als

Hengelaar's Lake sturgeon also for best fish. It was a beast and amazingly well played for such a small area, things could have gone bad very very fast.

Andy's Bowfin for best photo. 

Deftik's picture
Cast and Blast's Rudd for bes

Cast and Blast's Rudd for best photo.

Jknuths Bighead Carp for best fish.

Your momma fishes for lifers with Eagle Claws.
Gunnar's picture
For best fish I was tempted t

For best fish I was tempted to go with dwalc400's pike barely bigger than the button. Then decided to go with a tie between Andy's black redhorse and Hengelaar's burbot.
MadelynMae's redbreast sunfish for best photo.


Redhorse ID cheatsheets, gars, suckers:

2019: 34 days fishing 45 species 13 lifers. 2018: 39/40/5 2017: 49/52/14

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Dang it is tough to pick with

Dang it is tough to pick with so many awesome fish and pictures, many already mentioned.  So I'm just gonna go with fish I witnessed the capture of.  Can't vote for my dad's Laker, he never entered the contest - a gnarly old beast that fish she was.

Best pic to - RF29 - Berb's Burb - definately displays the crazy wild-eyed look all proper burbot anglers develope during sleep deprieved nights in the windy, rain, snow and cold - not to mention a previous attempt at this lifer where he straddled the line between ice fishing and open water fishing...


Best fish to Hengelaar's Lake Trout - not the biggest trout I've ever seen but it was solid and pretty and know how much work went into it - he definately earned that lifer.  Amazed he kept his sanity that long, nice pic too.

D.T.'s picture
Tough to choose...

But for best photo? I'd say that damn shirt of Vnnie's. Button Brigade baby! And best fish? Still a toss up. So many to pick from and a lot of 'em are really good. Jury's still out.

roughfish29's picture
Always tough...

But I'll vote best photo to Andy's River Redhorse, just an all around nice looking photo, and a helluva fish to boot.

Best fish I too will give to Hengelaar's Lake Trout. Much adventure and frustration that preceded him before that fish, it was well earned indeed.

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too many to choose from

But hard choices must be made. Best fish: Hengelaar's beautiful black beast of a lake sturgeon. I have been there and I know how difficult a challenge it is to land one of those monsters in that current without losing the fish to the rapids or the snags. Best photo: Andy's River Redhorse. The kind of photograph worthy of being immortalized in an oil painting... that is one gorgeous fish and an epic photograph.

Can I vote for more? Please??? The longnose suckers courtesy of TonyS and friends, and josh's bighead carp all demand recognition, as do those summer burbot and many many others!!

Do not meddle in the affairs of BAGMAN, for thou art crunchy and good with Old Bay seasoning...


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I like Gijs' smallmouth buffa

I like Gijs' smallmouth buffalo. Just an overall nicely composed photo.