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    Ontario, NY
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    Fishing, storm chasing, teaching, DJ'ing, music & movies, saltwater reef systems, underwater lighting and videography...
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    Port Bay
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    Jimmy Rigger

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  1. Finders Keepers

    2019 NYS Winter Classic

    Registration for this year's event opens October 1st with the option to join the NYS Classic Anglers Club where anglers in the club will have exclusive access to the club-only Facebook page, be invited to exclusive club membership outings and events, receive a free exclusive club decal and discounts on apparel. All the details will be released on Oct. 1st through Facebook and the website: www.NYSwinterclassic.com Confirmed sponsors for this year's event include: Frabill Plano Clam HT Makiplastic Fillet Away Fish Mats Koyote Ugly Spoons Ice Well Live Well FishUSA Bass Pro Shops Green Mountain Sporting Supply Nautic Sport Deep Freeze Automatic Fisherman Rose Creek Anglers Hirsch Taxidermy Vital Signs & Design Northland Fishing Tackle Celox Ice Fishing Tournament Guide Let's Catch Fish Takin' It Outdoors The Outdoor Beat Lake Ontario United Nebulus Salmon River Sports Shop Soco Baits Many more to come once they are confirmed. The awards ceremony location will be determined and announced as soon as negotiations are finalized. There will be weekly awards packages again this year for the largest fish fish of each each category caught and a Grand Prize starting at $500 that will be a random draw from all 1st place finishers at the awards ceremony. If the event tops 1,000 anglers the weekly awards will include cash as well as prizes, and the Grand Prize increments to $2,000 cash. The full Prize Pool can be found off of the website link for "Prize Structure", the Weekly awards packages will be updated and posted later this fall once we begin to allocate all of the sponsored prizes.
  2. Was a fantastic event as always, thanks Tom, Steph and crew! We took a gamble this year and it didn't pay off for us, but that's the way the dice roll sometimes... Congrats to all that placed in this prestigious event - well done! See everyone again next year!
  3. An awesome event as always!! Looking forward to next year!!
  4. Finders Keepers

    Best launch in Port Bay?

    Yeah, with a ramp on either side. The southern launch has one ramp and a dock as well.
  5. Finders Keepers

    Best launch in Port Bay?

    We launch our 21' all the time out there without any issues.
  6. Just a reminder that registration for this summer's event is open online and at most weigh-in locations! Those in the Rochester area can stop over to the Pelican's Nest on June 15th or 29th to register and have a shot at not only some nice early bird drawings, but you can also register for a 4-hr charter for up to 6 people on Bullseye Charters along with free tourney passes! **ATTENTION CHARTER CAPTAINS & GUIDES** This summer join the Captains Pool event and every fish caught aboard your boat or while guiding can be entered into the pool regardless if your clients are in the Summer Classic or not! In this event every fish can count to put you on top of the leader board, plus you'll receive free advertising/exposure across the Summer Classic tournament platform with links to your guide/charter service and highlights on Facebook for entering and when a new leader emerges! $165 registers your boat and gets the captain into the Summer classic as well! Payout structure is split 50/50 to trout and salmon divisions, then paid 50/30/20 to the Top 3 in each Division to start (more places paid with increasing participation). Additional cash awards for the captain with the overall largest Salmon, largest trout, and largest steelhead caught by a Summer Classic angler while on board. Get the full details within the Rules & Regs at: http://www.nysiceproam.com/SummerClassic/RulesRegs.html This event runs alongside all other tournament events and allows anglers to enter fish from other events (pending other event rules & regs). With some of the best fishing ever on Lake Ontario, this summer is going to be a fantastic tournament season!! Whether you're fishing the team Pro-Am events, Challenge events, or just the larger LOC and Summer Classic events, it's going to be GAME ON!! Tight lines everyone!! #Kingfest2018
  7. Finders Keepers will do all three - let's hope for nice weather and cooperative fish for all of our vets!
  8. At this point it does not look like it as all weekends are booked through August. If something opens up we will try to schedule the event in. There may be a couple other smaller promo events in Rochester on weeknights (the first likely Fri June 15th at Pelican's Nest, but this has not been confirmed yet).
  9. The third promo event is coming up this Saturday at the Bass Pro Shops in Auburn, NY from 10am-4pm. Once again we will have some perks for those who sign-up for the Summer Classic Tournament, as well as lots of displays and product information. We will be running an open-style format for those looking to see demonstrations on running or setting up gear, as well as filleting up some salmon and perch on the Fillet Away Fish Mats to showcase how versatile and functional these mats are whether on a boat, at your house, or in the field. Stop on out and let's talk fishing!! (Below are some pics from the Field & Stream event)
  10. Finders Keepers will be there again! Always a highlight of the season and a ton of fun! Not to mention a very rewarding experience every year! Plano, Frabill, Koyote Ugly, and Fillet Away Mats will all be sponsors of this year's event. Koyote Ugly will be painting up custom spoons and a couple exclusive Koyote Flashers for the event - every team will receive a spoon and 2 lucky teams will each receive a flasher. Let's hope for calm seas, nice weather, and dynamite fishing!!
  11. We will have the 2018 Qwest Adventure boat on display that is being featured in this year's event for everyone to see firsthand. Stop out and register for the Summer Classic - lots of perks this weekend!
  12. Anyone can stop by at any time, no sign-up is necessary - it is an open format style event so we'll run demo's whenever anyone has a question or would like to see something done in person. Sign-ups for the Summer Classic will be going on the whole time with the free goods on a first come basis until gone (same for the free line spooling - one reel per person who signs-up for the Classic).
  13. Due to the incoming rains forecast for today, the promo event planned for Cabela's has been canceled. The next scheduled event will be next Sat at the Henrietta Field & Stream.
  14. Once again anglers from across the state will compete in the largest open water event of the summer! Anglers can fish any time between July 1st and August 31st on any NYS waterway using any legal angling method for a variety of fish species! This year's weigh-in network will feature over 75 locations for anglers to bring fish in to. Registration is only $25/angler ($35 if entering the optional Lunker Pool) and $165/boat or guide for the Captains Pool (includes Summer Classic registration for the Captain with the Lunker Pool). As the statewide Classic events continue to grow, so will the prize structure - this summer the awards ceremony will occur at Batavia Downs where we will be awarding the Grand Prize award of up to $25,000 or more, all Top-3 anglers will be hosted overnight, and 50 lucky anglers will have a chance at a $34,000 2018 Qwest Adventure Boat from Captain Ken's Bayside Boats with alternate prizes valued up to $400! Running alongside the LOC events, Challenge events, and other Lake Ontario tournaments, this year's Summer Classic has a focus on Lake Ontario offering full salmon and lake trout categories, a $200 monthly award for the largest brown trout, and a new Captains Pool event specifically designed for the charter and guide services on Lake Ontario where every trout or salmon caught is eligible to enter. Now charter services and guides can compete all season and not have to worry about who's entered in the events and who is not - every fish can count! Plus there are additional $500+ cash awards for the Captain(s) with the largest salmon/trout/steelhead caught by a Summer Classic angler! Summer Classic Details: Full categories this year include: *Salmon *Lake Trout *Walleye *Catfish *Bass *Yellow Perch *Rock Bass *Crappie *Panfish $200 Monthly Cash Awards: *Largest Brown Trout *Carp *White Perch/Silver Bass Additional Prizes and Awards: *Largest fish entered by a female angler (Okuma Trolling Combo) *Largest fish entered by a youth angler (Free Mount) *Monthly Largest king salmon award at each Lake Ontario station (salmon gear package inc. an exclusive Koyote Ugly Summer Classic Flasher) *Random Placement Prizes *Lunker Pool Cash Awards (Top 3 in each category) *Door Prizes *Youth Angler Awards Follow the event on Facebook for all the updates, announcements, sponsor highlights, and much more! All the rules and regs can be found at: www.NYSsummerclassic.com along with online registration, weigh-in station map, the leader boards, prizes up for grabs, and much more! Make every day a tourney day this summer and get into the NYS Summer Classic - sign-up at one of the promo days coming up and score a $10 Free Play Card to Batavia Downs (first 250 anglers) plus some free gear and/or swag items (while supplies last): Cabela's (Cheektowaga) - May 19th 10-4pm Field & Stream (Henrietta) - May 26th 10-4pm **Get a reel spooled up for free with registration (while supplies last, one reel per sign-up, line types and weights vary and subject to availability) Bass Pro Shops (Auburn) - June 9th 10-4pm (Additional sign-up prizes/gear available at select shops) *Reminder*: All Top-3 fish must be kept and will be required at the awards ceremony for scanning, verification, pictures, to be on display, and possible mounting.
  15. Finders Keepers

    NYS Summer Classic Fishing Tournament

    This a statewide, 2-month-long fishing event where anglers can fish any NYS waterway using any legal angling methods for a variety of fish species. This year's event will offer over $40,000 in cash and prizes, 50 chances to win a new 2018 Qwest Boat, a Grand Prize up to $50,000 cash or more, youth angler prizes, door prizes, giveaways, a sportsman show, awards ceremony at Batavia Downs, and much more!! Anglers have over 75 weigh-in locations to bring fish in to and a protocol is in place for anglers to follow while fishing at night allowing the tourney to run 24 hours per day. Registration is only $25/angler ($35 if entering the optional Lunker Pool). Website: www.NYSsummerclassic.com Main Category Fish Species: Salmon, Lake Trout, Walleye, Catfish, Bass, Crappie, Yellow Perch, Panfish, Rock Bass Other Species Awards: Brown Trout, Northern Pike, White Perch/Silver Bass, Carp Captains Pool: Event specifically for Lake Ontario charters and guide services where every fish caught on the registered boat or with the registered guide is eligible to be entered regardless of who caught the fish. See rules and regs on the main website for full details! Any questions or media inquiries please contact Director Tim Thomas at: (585) 330-0494