2006-09-08 / Community

NCYC Hosts 15th Annual Huck Finn Snapper Derby

The North Channel Yacht Club in Broad Channel hosted its 15th annual Huckleberry Finn Snapper Derby, a fishing contest for children, on Sunday, September 3. With the help of friends and family, kids of all ages fished from the dock and enjoyed snacks and prizes. Photo: North Channel Yacht Club Commodore Jim Theis lifts up competition winner Hunter Blake.

Here fishy, fishy! Amber Walters and her mother, Jen, wait for a bite. Here fishy, fishy! Amber Walters and her mother, Jen, wait for a bite. North Channel Yacht Club Commodore Jim Theis helps Anthony Baum and his dad, Harry, bring in Anthony's catch. North Channel Yacht Club Commodore Jim Theis helps Anthony Baum and his dad, Harry, bring in Anthony's catch. Molly Birnstill holds the trophy she received for bringing in a fish. Molly Birnstill holds the trophy she received for bringing in a fish. Jake Stephan competed with the help of an accomplished fisherman - his grandpa, Joe Stephan. Jake Stephan competed with the help of an accomplished fisherman - his grandpa, Joe Stephan. Gimme five! Jack Schmitt slaps hands with his dad, John, after catching a fish. Gimme five! Jack Schmitt slaps hands with his dad, John, after catching a fish. Billy Burnett had a comfortable seat during the competition - the lap of his dad, Bill. Billy Burnett had a comfortable seat during the competition - the lap of his dad, Bill. The North Channel Yacht Club's main dock was filled during the competition, and competitors were called out in groups. The North Channel Yacht Club's main dock was filled during the competition, and competitors were called out in groups. North Channel Yacht Club Commodore Jim Theis shows the crowd how big the winning fish was. United Inter Yacht Club Commodore Richard Brew (right) exaggerates, too. North Channel Yacht Club Commodore Jim Theis shows the crowd how big the winning fish was. United Inter Yacht Club Commodore Richard Brew (right) exaggerates, too. All of the children, like Emma Johnson, wore life preservers for safety. All of the children, like Emma Johnson, wore life preservers for safety. Second place winner Devin Gonsieski holds his trophy. Second place winner Devin Gonsieski holds his trophy.

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