Huge smiles and great catches for lunker largie lander Lily Hunicutt (above) and her panfish popping sister Hannah (below). They were fishing a small pond in western Whatcom County. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Janae Brock caught this beautiful wild hen while side-drifting eggs on a Southern Oregon river with Jen and Randy Wells of Oregon Fishing Adventure. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

We show off a lot of firsts, but seconds are pretty special too! Parker King hooked this winter-run on the upper Wilson River during a great weekend of steelheading with his dad in late January. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Ashley Burows (left) and Natalie Travis are avid anglers in the Tri-Cities who like to fish for different species, but they teamed up for sturgeon last summer, a day that yielded Burows’ first diamondside and this keeper for Travis. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Remington Wiebe loves fishing Lake Roosevelt for its winter rainbows. She caught this nice one from the shore while out with her Uncle Tim. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

It’s not just fish that get hooked – anglers do too. Mike Smith says that’s the case after his bro Travis caught his first steelhead, on the Skykomish River earlier this winter. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

“Walleye popsicle,” anyone? Jerry Han and his crew braved a snowstorm on the Columbia near Tri-Cities to load the deck with tasty if not also flash-frozen fish. They were out with guide TJ Hester, and Han reports 3 inches of snow fell on them. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

With the .243 that her grandfather gave her for her 11th birthday, Grace Smith made a “perfect” shot on this Eastern Washington four-point muley on last year’s rifle opener. It was her first time deer hunting. (BROWNING PHOTO CONTEST)

Cody the Lab made his first complete retrieve this past season, bringing back this green-winged teal and making master Bud Trubshaw pretty darn proud. They were hunting private land on Clear Lake, in Northwest Washington’s Skagit County. (BROWNING PHOTO CONTEST)

The fishing was where it was at for Macie Smith, here holding a pair of Wedding Ring-and-worm-biting Rock Lake rainbows, but truth be known, Cooper enjoyed the shore lunch of marshmallows and hot dogs a bit more, reports their gramps, Larry Kile. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Summer fishing on Newman Lake near Spokane was productive and fun for this husband-and-wife duo. That’s Ken McNaughton (above) with a 15-inch crappie and his wife of 33 years, Joy (below), with her 23-inch largemouth. Both fish were caught on small jigs tipped with grubs. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

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