2017-07-13 / Island Focus

Piggy Perch


Upper Right: Keaton Hladyniuk, a 2-year-old from Port Aransas, shows off one of his many catches with a helpinghand from his mother, Melissa. Center right: Lyle Wyatt, 2, of College Station patiently waits for a fish to bite on the first morning of the contest. Right: Thomas Ramsden, a Junior Boatman, hands out a cane pole to Lander, 6, Lanz, 9, and their dad, Alan Amarille of Dallas, prior to the contest. Below right: Duncan Neblett Jr. weighs in catches made by Kristen Lathe, a 3-year-old from San Antonio. She was held by her father Mark. Below left: Scores of people flocked to two separate docks on Friday, July 7, to catch their perch. This photo was taken during fishing by the first group of children anglers, who were under the age of six. Far left: Kamden Reiter, 4, of Port Aransas gets ready to cast his line. His grandmother, Bayette Reiter, also of Port Aransas, was assisting him with some bait before he made his big catch. Center left: Taylor Kolb, an 8-year-old from Carrizo Springs, caught a perch on Friday, July 7. Upper left: Event Organizer Georgia Neblett uses a bullhorn to tell the children anglers when they are allowed to put their lines in the water. Full piggy perch results can be seen on Page 11A. Upper Right: Keaton Hladyniuk, a 2-year-old from Port Aransas, shows off one of his many catches with a helpinghand from his mother, Melissa. Center right: Lyle Wyatt, 2, of College Station patiently waits for a fish to bite on the first morning of the contest. Right: Thomas Ramsden, a Junior Boatman, hands out a cane pole to Lander, 6, Lanz, 9, and their dad, Alan Amarille of Dallas, prior to the contest. Below right: Duncan Neblett Jr. weighs in catches made by Kristen Lathe, a 3-year-old from San Antonio. She was held by her father Mark. Below left: Scores of people flocked to two separate docks on Friday, July 7, to catch their perch. This photo was taken during fishing by the first group of children anglers, who were under the age of six. Far left: Kamden Reiter, 4, of Port Aransas gets ready to cast his line. His grandmother, Bayette Reiter, also of Port Aransas, was assisting him with some bait before he made his big catch. Center left: Taylor Kolb, an 8-year-old from Carrizo Springs, caught a perch on Friday, July 7. Upper left: Event Organizer Georgia Neblett uses a bullhorn to tell the children anglers when they are allowed to put their lines in the water. Full piggy perch results can be seen on Page 11A. Adults and older children headed out to the bays and Gulf, while kids 12 and under had their own contest at the 82nd annual Deep Sea Roundup. The Piggy Perch Contest took place on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, at the docks at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. The kids fished in two divisions: Five and under, and those ages 6 to 12. Cane poles and bait were provided to all of the young contestants that took part in the event. Contestants were asked to keep their catches alive so the fish could be released after being weighed.




Staff photos by Zach Perkins Staff photos by Zach Perkins



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