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Thursday
Jun162016

Caleb Smith State Park's Record-Setting Junior Fishing Tournament

Record-Setting Junior Fishing Tournament

by Carole Paquette

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Garrett Warren of East Northport gives a thumbs up as judge Jack Karmen of Huntington holds up the 19-1/2” bass that Garrett caught to garner him the winner of the largest fish caught during the tournament.Winners in the morning group [from left to right]: Veronica Leitner, Brendan Lee McGraw; Anderson MartinezWinners in the afternoon session [from left to right]: Gianna Valenti, Garrett Warren, Erik TrovitchAs two cormorants watched from turtle-sunning platforms set out on Willow Lake at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown, 43 youths ages 5-12 fished at Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve’s 14th Annual Junior Angler Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 11. By the end of the day 204 fish had been caught, measured, and released; and six anglers received trophies. 

Winners in the morning session, for children ages 5 -8 were:

Anderson Martinez, 6, first prize for the most fish caught: 12

Brendan Lee-McGraw, 6-1/2, won for catching the largest pan fish [10”]

Veronica Leitner, 5, won for the catching the largest “other” fish: a 14 inch bass.

Winners in the afternoon session, for anglers ages 9-12 were:

Erik Trovitch, 10, first prize for catching the most fish: 17

Gianna Valenti, 9, caught the largest pan fish: 10”

Garrett Warren, 11, caught the largest “other” fish: a 19-1/2” bass

Tourney director Tom Tokosh of Smithtown announced the event a huge success with the most fish, as well as the largest fish, caught in the tournament’s 14 year history.

For more photos, and further information about Friends activities and events please visit:

 HYPERLINK “http://www.friendsofcalebsmith.org” www.friendsofcalebsmith.org

 

 

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