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Catch of the Day: April 19, 2012

See smaller Eric Torres caught this 10 pound bass in his backyard in Valencia Golf & Country Club.

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Eric Torres caught this 10 pound bass in his backyard in Valencia Golf & Country Club.

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  • Hannah Foley, of Naples, caught this 20 inch Jack Crevalle while fishing in North Dollar Bay using live shrimp on Saturday, April 14.
  • Caitlyn Forbes caught this 8 pound bass in Ave Maria using a black and pink worm.
  • Stephanie Anderson, of North Naples, holds her prized dolphin catch after a day of fishing 40 miles out from Marco Island.
  • This 40 inch snook was caught and released on Tuesday, April 10, by Steve Garske, of Marco Island. Garske was fishing with Joe Moris, of Estero, when they found the snook by the back of Mound Key in Estero Bay and hooked it on a 5 inch long live white bait.
  • Ethan Altaratz boated his first tarpon while fishing south of Marco Island.
  • Luke Thomas from Wyalusing, PA, caught this five foot long blacktip shark while fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands with Captain Chris DeWitt.
  • Angler Rick Weigland with a 15 inch hogfish, caught on shrimp while fishing with Captain Dave Hanson on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.
  • Ryan Allen and Tom Pastors, catching some redfish in Estero Bay.
  • Owen Marshman caught this 15 inch largemouth bass  while fishing off the Sugden Regional Park Pier on Easter Sunday.
  • 20 inch sheepshead, caught by Judy Mueller.
  • Wake Buxton caught this 50 pound black drum behind his condo in Beaumar on the morning of April 14.
  • Sara Horten caught this 20 inch gar in Spanish Wells Country Club while fishing with her father, Allen, and her grandfather, Bill Lowe. It was caught on a shrimp.
  • Eric Torres caught this 10 pound bass in his backyard in Valencia Golf & Country Club.
  • Eric Torres caught this 23 inch bass in Valencia Golf & Country Club using a small black and yellow grub.
  • Chris Jeanette caught and released a 15 pound snook with Captain Todd Geroy in Rookery Bay.
  • Capt. Don Meister is shown holding a Bonnet Shark that was caught and released by 9 year old Nolan Hobbs on a shrimp while fishing in Estero Bay with his father, Bruce Hobbs, aboard Captain Ed's Charter Boats.
  • 12 year old angler Luke Spegal boated and released this giant snook in the backwaters of Naples on a fishing trip with Captain Todd Geroy.
  • Jake and Luke Spegal, with a 13 pound redfish caught and released in Johnson Bay on a trip with Captain Todd Geroy.
  • Captain Todd Geroy, with 15-year-old Michael Mastellone's first tarpon after a one hour, 45 minute battle.  The seven foot long, 160 pound fish was caught and released near Rookery Bay on April 11.
  • Ryan Allen, with a 35 inch snook.
  • 14 year old Nick Marasco caught this 40 pound stingray just inside Gordon's Pass while fishing with his father, Joe, and John Brossard just before sunset. It was released right after the picture was taken.
  • Michelle Brown caught and released this snook on the beach in Port Royal on a fly rod.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.

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