This is a statewide tournament event that allows anglers to fish any waterway in NY state using any legal angling method (ice, open water, from shore & piers, etc.) any time of day for a period of two months. It features 7 categories of fish to go after with Weekly Awards packages, Monthly awards, and an overall cash payout based on the number of anglers that enter. There is also a Catch & Release event running alongside the Classic this year for Pike, Trout, and Walleye - this is a separate event from the Classic with its own registration and prize pool that will feature a 100% payout this year. Anglers can bring fish in to any of the 65+ weigh-in locations across the state based on where they are fishing, and there is a protocol for fishing after hours. The event website has a map of the weigh-in locations, online leader boards, tournament announcements, and any other information regarding the event including registration. The event concludes with a sportsman show and awards ceremony to be held at the Batavia Downs Casino Resort, where all Top-3 placing anglers will be housed overnight as part of their awards package. Over $10,000 in door prizes and giveaways will be handed out at the awards ceremony that all anglers are encouraged to attend! Any questions can be directed to tournament director Tim Thomas at (585) 330-0494.