Shelter Island Snapper Derby 2016: Photos

Ben Cruise and his snapper. (Credit: Beverlea Walz photos)

Ben Cruise and his snapper. (Credit: Beverlea Walz photos)

The Shelter Island Snapper Derby marked the “unofficial” end of summer this weekend. The event, which has taken place for more than two decades, is sponsored by the Shelter Island Lions Club along with many individuals.

Organized by Islander Darrin Binder and his volunteer staff, the derby took place on Sunday, September 4 at the American Legion Hall.

The derby is really two parts — one to measure the fishing prowess of the anglers and the second to see whose logo design will grace the front of the Derby T-shirts handed out to all the participants at next year’s competition.

Nick Minikel took first place in the derby (.985), Andres Khuri won the bluefish competition (3.89) and Luke Lowell-Liszanckie won the catch and release contest (45).

More details for the Derby can be found on its website: shelterislandsnapperderby.org.

Snapper poles at Jack's Marine.

Snapper poles at Jack’s Marine.

Jacquie, May Kenzie, Diane, Rori and Bill Brayer.

Jacquie, May Kenzie, Diane, Rori and Bill Brayer.

Ben Cruise and his snapper.

Ben Cruise and his snapper.

Lila and Kareen Latan.

Lila and Kareen Latan.

2nd bridge.

2nd bridge.

Sue and Lily Bernstein and grandmother Mary Dickson.

Sue and Lily Bernstein and grandmother Mary Dickson.

Andrew and Wyatt Taylor.

Andrew and Wyatt Taylor.

Jack, Ava and dad Joe LoBrutto go deep.

Jack, Ava and dad Joe LoBrutto go deep.

Aaliyah Jordan.

Aaliyah Jordan.

2nd bridge water level

Jackson and Scott Burik.

Jackson and Scott Burik.

Evan Weslek.

Evan Weslek.

Pierson Hand, Ariebella North and Michael Brand.

Pierson Hand, Ariebella North and Michael Brand.

Samuel and Sebastian Cruise.

Samuel and Sebastian Cruise.

Brendan and Collins Farrell.

Brendan and Collins Farrell.

Dave and Alexis Bartilucci.

Dave and Alexis Bartilucci.

Matthew Strauss.

Matthew Strauss.

Sarah and Hannah Wermuth.

Sarah and Hannah Wermuth.

Sarah and Hannah Wermuth

Sarah and Hannah Wermuth

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