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.