Winners of 2011 Trout Photo Contest are not eligible. Winning photos in categories Big Fish, Kid Stuff and Artsy Shots will be published in the print and web editions of the May 20 outdoors page.
Father and daughter have great success on two consecutive days on two bodies of water. I would like to complement the state of Pennsylvania on a fantastic stocking program. First picture is of me (Joseph F. Leonard Jr.) of Monroeville. Rainbow trout 20 1/2 inches weighing 4 1/4 pounds caught on Donegal Lake on a Rebel Crawdad crankbait April 20.
Photo by Eric LaGorga
Mary S. Leonard, age 25, of Monroeville. Rainbow trout 22 1/2 inches weighing 5 pounds caught on a Rooster Tail spinner April 21 at Keystone Lake.
Photo by her father Joseph F. Leonard Jr.
I have also included a couple of other pictures taken in the same week caught by myself and buddies. All of the fish were caught at Donegal, Keystone or Laurel Hill lakes.
This is a photo of myself, a friend and my mother on the West Branch of the Clarion River on the first day of trout season this year. We all caught our limit. What's so special about this photo for me is that my mom is 87 years old and she has been fishing for more than 80 of those years. She has never missed a first day of trout season, even last year when she had a heart attack and CPR only three months prior to opening day. Mom has always been an avid outdoorsperson. She and my father taught my brother Randy and I the beauty of the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, etc. She is a remarkable woman.
The names of the people in the photo are, from left, Linda Innocenti, Jackie Allera and Thelma Allera. Linda and I live in Plum, and my mom lives in North Apollo.
Photo by Linda Innocenti
Katherine Yanni, 7.
Rainbow trout caught on pink Powerbait while in a canoe on North Park Lake.
Photo by Matt Yanni
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