Scenes from the annual snapper tournament in Riverhead

09/28/2014 9:50 AM |
Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

The Riverhead recreation department held its 17th annual snapper tournament along the Peconic riverfront on Saturday morning.

Because of the recent rains, the fish weren’t biting as much as in years past, but several people managed to hook a snapper or two. The fish were measured and thrown back into the water. 

The list of winners:
First place youth:  Michael Casciano Jr., 15
Second place youth (tie):
Logan Carey, 11,
Daniel Mastropaolo, 13
Third place youth: Adriana Casciano, 11
First place adult: Jeremy Eastwood
Second place adult: Alex Raynor
Third place adult: Cliff Pyzynski
Organizer Jim Janecek begins the tournament.

Organizer Jim Janecek begins the tournament.

Trophies await the winners.

Trophies await the winners.

Tom Hubbard of Wading River baits a hook for daughter Ryann, 7.

Tom Hubbard of Wading River baits a hook for daughter Ryann, 7.

Ryann Hubbard, 7, of Wading River.

Ryann Hubbard, 7, of Wading River.

Zachary Rushlo, 14, of East Quogue patiently waits to hook a snapper

Zachary Rushlo, 14, of East Quogue patiently waits to hook a snapper.

Robert Gabrielsen, 8, of Jamesport and sister Ava, 6

Robert Gabrielsen, 8, of Jamesport and sister Ava, 6

Charlie Liles, 9, of Riverhead holds up his 7 7/8" snapper.

Charlie Liles, 9, of Riverhead holds up his 7 7/8″ snapper.

Fishing along the river.

Fishing along the river.

Brendan Lamonica, 8, of Wading River.

Brendan Lamonica, 8, of Wading River.

Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 7, of Riverhead.

Shira Kaplan-Walbrecht, 7, of Riverhead.

Silent auction prize jars.

Silent auction prize jars.

 

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