Mimicking the NYS Winter Classic, this is a statewide event including all waterways of NY State running from the opening of Bass Season June 17th - August 31st. The event features 10 species categories: Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout, Pickerel, Bass (smb/lmb), Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Panfish (sunfish/bluegill). Additional prizes include a $500 Cash Award for the largest Rock Bass and a $250 Cash Award for the largest Bowfin weighed-in. There will be a cash payout based on the number of anglers participating (payout schedule listed on website) including a Grand Cash Prize with 500 or more anglers and Weekly Cash Awards for every category starting at 1,000 anglers (ex. 1000 anglers = $5,000 Grand Prize plus payouts for Top 5 in each category and $25 for the largest fish entered in each category each week of the 10-week long event). Over 50 weigh-in locations are scattered across the state to bring fish in to with protocols to account for those fishing after hours and at night. Also includes a Youth Angler Division.
Registration is only $25/angler (with an optional $10 Lunker Pool) or $5/youth angler and available online off of the website or at most weigh-in locations. More information and tournament rulles & regs can be found on the website at: www.NYSsummerclassic.com
Questions can be directed to tournament director Tim Thomas at (585) 330-0494
Turn every day into a tourney day this summer!!