2015 Top Three Fish for Each Species

Lingcod-medium

Top Lingcod Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
186.25 Ling-1-thumb Ling-2-thumb Ling-3-thumb Merz 37.25 May 31, 2015 Zoom-in
185.0 Ling1-thumb Ling2-thumb Ling3-thumb crackergraham 37.0 May 2, 2015 Was very challenging to photo the over sized fish without harming it to ensure its safe release (and not get sliced up). I'll take any length the judges are willing to grant (hopefully over 36"). It was an inch+ past my measure board and there was a big bend it in because it was laying over my mirage drive. I feel pretty strongly it was a 38" fish.... admin note: probably 38, but I can only justify an inch over the max length of the board. Totally Understand. Fair result! Zoom-in
185.0 Img_0781-thumb Img_0778-thumb Img_0773-thumb yaksurf 37.0 September 11, 2015 My biggest Ling from a Kayak. Zoom-in



Vermillion-medium

Top Rockfish Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
164.0 1433874140504-thumb 1433874216385-thumb 1433874246709-thumb linglingherro 20.5 June 1, 2015 Upgrade. Caught on a 4oz Copper Waterdog Lancer Jig. Zoom-in
162.0 Black-1-thumb Black-2-thumb Black-3-thumb Merz 20.25 May 31, 2015 Zoom-in
160.0 Aoty-brf1-thumb Aoty-brf2-thumb  Captain Redbeard 20.0 September 19, 2015 Zoom-in



Halibut-medium

Top Halibut Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
244.375 P5161158-thumb P5161160-1-thumb P5161161-1-thumb rawkfish 57.5 May 16, 2015 Zoom-in
208.25 100_0024-thumb 100_0030-thumb 100_0018-thumb yaksurf 49.0 May 16, 2015 1st Halibut from a kayak. Zoom-in
176.375 20150516_190019-thumb 20150516_190024-thumb 20150516_183003-thumb Ted Pounder 41.5 May 16, 2015 Zoom-in



Cabezon-medium

Top Cabezon Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
232.0 Cab_boat_29 Cab_29 Cab_tail_29 yaktrap 29.0 September 12, 2015 Big swell day, just north of Strawberry Rock. Only caught this one fish all day. First Cabby in 2 years. And ain't it a bruiser. Zoom-in
204.0 Imag00277-thumb Imag00278-thumb  Vhook 25.5 September 5, 2015 Zoom-in
192.0 100_0031-thumb 100_0032-thumb  yaksurf 24.0 May 16, 2015 Zoom-in



Coho-medium

Top Coho Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
192.0 20151017_183601_lls-thumb 20151017_183610_lls-thumb  Merz 32.0 October 17, 2015 Zoom-in
184.5 20150926_135056-1-thumb 20150926_135056-thumb  Snopro 30.75 September 25, 2015 Hatchery Coho taken near Wheeler. Zoom-in
183.0 Img_20151025_145318345-thumb Img_20151025_145424021-thumb  yaktastic 30.5 October 25, 2015 Trouble uploading. Zoom-in



King-medium

Top Chinook Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
208.75 20150916_150412-1-thumb 20150916_150412-thumb  Snopro 41.75 September 17, 2015 Small upgrade. Zoom-in
200.0 Dscn1482-thumb Dscn1483-thumb Dscn1484-thumb uplandsandpiper 40.0 September 22, 2015 Zoom-in
190.0 King-1-thumb King-2-thumb  Merz 38.0 November 3, 2015 Got a new personal best on monday, only to beat it on Tuesday. Zoom-in



Steelhead-medium

Top Steelhead Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
201.0 Steel_33 Steel_33 Steel_tail_33 yaktrap 33.5 January 1, 2015 New Years Day Steelie, nice start to the year. Zoom-in
162.0 124_0317-thumb 124_0310-thumb 124_0309-thumb Merz 27.0 March 18, 2015 Slight upgrade. Took this nasty guy to the bank for an easy picture, then let him swim away. Zoom-in
151.5 1424669979989-thumb 1424669933670-thumb 1424670019931-thumb linglingherro 25.25 February 15, 2015 I watched an old man catch a fish from a guide boat in this spot. I went back a week later and caught a fish in the same spot. :) Zoom-in



Trout-medium

Top Rainbow Trout Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
232.0 Rainbow_ii-thumb Rainbow_tail-thumb  Snopro 29.0 November 21, 2015 Urban trouting at it's finest. Blitzing bloated brooders in the Palm Springs of Washington. Zoom-in
224.0 Rbt_28_resized_boat_121215-thumb Rbt_28_full_121215-thumb Rbt_28_tail_121215-thumb yaktrap 28.0 December 11, 2015 Might be my last upgrade...maybe. We're certainly past the 2 min warning. Tick Tock Tick Tock. Zoom-in
222.0 Rainbow1-1-thumb Rainbow1-2-thumb  Merz 27.75 September 19, 2015 Zoom-in



Smallmouth_bass-medium

Top Smallmouth Bass Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
197.5 P1060026-thumb P1060031-thumb P1060034-thumb Polyangler 19.75 January 6, 2015 Personal best! 4.9lbs Zoom-in
195.0 P1010092-thumb P1010090-thumb 10991366_432323173603577_6109749822038921256_n-thumb rayborbon 19.5 February 21, 2015 20 Feet of water hit the Rapala jointed shad Zoom-in
190.0 19_inch_smallmouth-thumb 19_inch_smally_tail-thumb  jedmonkee 19.0 June 6, 2015 Kayak Shed Bass Bonanza Winner! Zoom-in



Largemouth_bass-medium

Top Largemouth Bass Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
213.75 Lmb-thumb Lmb_tail-thumb  Snopro 22.5 April 22, 2015 Zoom-in
201.875 Wp_20150927_10_25_51_pro-thumb Wp_20150927_10_25_55_pro-thumb Wp_20150927_10_22_08_pro-thumb rayborbon 21.25 September 27, 2015 Fishing with my kid and lucked out Zoom-in
192.375 P4280199-thumb P4280205-thumb P4280206-thumb Polyangler 20.25 April 28, 2015 This chubby lady weighed an even 8lbs. Best bass I've caught in the PNW. Zoom-in



Panfish-medium

Top Panfish Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
165.75 Image-thumb   crackergraham 12.75 February 8, 2015 Upgrade Yellow Perch Zoom-in
159.25 Yp_tail_12 Yp_12  yaktrap 12.25 February 3, 2015 Walleye by-catch Zoom-in
159.25 20150222_124531-thumb 20150222_124524-thumb 20150222_124520-thumb linglingherro 12.25 February 22, 2015 The most underwhelming kayak fishing ever...I caught about 500,000 of these things in about six hours. :D Zoom-in



Chum-medium

Top Chum Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
201.0 Chum_boat_110815-thumb Chum_33 Chum_33 yaktrap 33.5 November 8, 2015 Perfect conditions today, unlike derby day Zoom-in
198.0 Oi000040-thumb Oi000044-thumb Oi000043-thumb Polyangler 33.0 October 19, 2015 Zoom-in
198.0 P1000121-thumb P1000122-thumb P1000120-thumb rayborbon 33.0 October 31, 2015 Zoom-in



Sturgeon-medium

No Sturgeon Entries in the AOTY Pool




Greenling-medium

Top Greenling Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
187.0 Greenling_17__15_may_2015-thumb   Vhook 17.0 May 15, 2015 Zoom-in
181.5 6-20_aoty_greenling_1-thumb 6-20_aoty_greenling_2-thumb 6-20_aoty_greenling_3-large-thumb Captain Redbeard 16.5 June 19, 2015 This gal got loose the second I released the grips, so these screen grabs are all I have. The nose was pressed against the upright, hopefully that is clear. Zoom-in
178.75 Pb220106-1-thumb   rawkfish 16.25 November 22, 2015 Zoom-in



Surfperch-medium

Top Surf Perch Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
201.5 Pb220099-thumb Pb220100-1-thumb  rawkfish 15.5 November 22, 2015 Zoom-in
195.0 20150111_175505-thumb Ling_ling-thumb 20150111_183442-thumb linglingherro 15.0 January 11, 2015 I'm not sure if a broken drive was worth the points haha. Zoom-in
195.0 Sp_boat_091115-thumb Sp_15 Sp_tail_15 yaktrap 15.0 September 11, 2015 Maybe the last visit to Tatoosh this year for me. Got it in east bay 15 feet in the center of the kelp bed. Zoom-in



Flounder-medium

Top Flounder Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
144.0 6-20_aoty_flounder_1-thumb 6-20_aoty_flounder_2-thumb  Captain Redbeard 18.0 June 19, 2015 Fish checker confirmed not a halibut. Later identified as a Rock Sole. Zoom-in
142.0 Fl_1-thumb Fl_2-thumb Fl_3-thumb Ted Pounder 17.75 April 6, 2015 Zoom-in
140.0 Img_3718-thumb   kardinal_84 17.5 February 1, 2015 Yellow fin sole Zoom-in



Cutthroat-medium

Top Cutthroat Trout Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
208.25 P1010273-thumb P1010275-thumb  rayborbon 24.5 July 11, 2015 Fished with Todd. Bite was slow, fish were deep. Lucked out Zoom-in
197.625 G0060301_1444328253882_high-thumb G0060301_1444328253882_high_1_-thumb  Snopro 23.25 October 7, 2015 Not long but thick. This guy put on better than normal fight. Zoom-in
193.375 Cutty_22 Cutty_tail_22  yaktrap 22.75 February 25, 2015 Hit Omak before Mar-June closure this year thx to freaky warm weather. Zoom-in



Walleye-medium

Top Walleye Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
210.0 Walleye_28 Walleye_tail_28 Walleye_boat_28 yaktrap 28.0 September 22, 2015 Nice points bump puts 2k within reach Zoom-in
174.375 Image-thumb Image-thumb Image-thumb crackergraham 23.25 October 12, 2015 One of those tactical catches that make you feel smart. Saw shadowy weed bed next to a drop off... Took a hard left to hug the weed line. As soon as I paralleled up to it... Fish on. Zoom-in
157.5 Wp_20150920_12_07_14_pro-thumb Wp_20150920_12_07_03_pro-thumb Wp_20150919_14_54_06_pro-thumb rayborbon 21.0 September 20, 2015 Walleye are excellent hunters by scent. All you need is a bloody worm and walleye nearby. Zoom-in



Kokanee-medium

Top Kokanee Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
222.75 Koke_full-thumb Koke_tail-thumb  Snopro 20.25 July 18, 2015 PB Koke Zoom-in
209.0 P1000091-thumb P1000092-thumb Kok_2-thumb rayborbon 19.0 October 17, 2015 Zoom-in
192.5 Kok_17 Kok_tail_17 Kok_stringer-thumb yaktrap 17.5 May 24, 2015 Slaying the Silver Salmon Zoom-in



Laketrout-medium

Top Lake Trout Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
217.5 Laker_full-thumb Laker_tail-thumb Laker_brag-thumb Snopro 36.25 April 29, 2015 Where can I buy a 40" hawgtrough? This guy would have easily been 36.5. Zoom-in
201.0 Mac2-1-thumb Mac2-2-thumb  Merz 33.5 September 19, 2015 Zoom-in
168.0 Mac_on_deck-thumb Mac_28 Mac_28 yaktrap 28.0 February 22, 2015 #8 FW took my dick nite spoon with 6 pound test at 20' in 325 fow, and they say Macs don't fight...try catching them on light trout gear. Zoom-in



Catfish-medium

Top Catfish Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
104.0 Dscn1452-thumb Dscn1453-thumb  uplandsandpiper 16.0 September 9, 2015 Zoom-in
99.125 Catfish_15 Catfish_tail_15  yaktrap 15.25 August 28, 2015 Cat comes last #10 FW species. This closes out all available FW species for WA for me. Zoom-in
94.25 Wp_20150828_09_06_32_pro-thumb   rayborbon 14.5 August 28, 2015 Zoom-in



Pink-medium

Top Pink Salmon Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
176.25 Image-thumb   crackergraham 23.5 August 4, 2015 Zoom-in
163.125 Pink_21 Pink_tail_21  yaktrap 21.75 August 20, 2015 small bump Zoom-in
161.25 Img_20150905_141112675-thumb Img_20150905_141117128-thumb  Big Fish 21.5 September 5, 2015 Pink Jig Zoom-in



Grayling-medium

No Grayling Entries in the AOTY Pool




Dolly-varden-medium

Top Dolly Varden/Bull/Char Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
183.75 Bull_full-thumb Bull_tail-thumb  Snopro 24.5 May 13, 2015 Zoom-in
165.0 Full_char_22in-thumb All_fishies-thumb  DAngler 22.0 May 9, 2015 Was catching koke's and trout for halibut bait, and then this happened! Zoom-in



Sockeye-medium

Top Sockeye Entries in the AOTY Pool

Points Image(s) Angler Length Date Caught Notes
166.25 Image-thumb Image-thumb Image-thumb laughingsteelhead 23.75 July 15, 2015 Fishing at 60 feet. Fairly slow for most people on the water Zoom-in
147.0 Sockeye_21 Sockeye_tail_21  yaktrap 21.0 July 12, 2015 Dirty socks from the mud puddle that is Brewster Zoom-in





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