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2019 NYS Classic Spring Sportsman Show

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With anglers coming in from all over the state to the Batavia Downs Casino Resort for the NYS Winter Classic Awards Ceremony on March 16th, we decided to make it a full day of festivities and put together sportsman shows to precede the dinner banquets and awards ceremonies of the Classic Tournaments. This will be the first show corresponding with the Winter Classic Awards and we have a fantastic line-up of vendors/companies/tackle shops being represented this year with some fantastic deals to be had! Here is a run-down of the booths:

Filer's PowerSports
Koyote Ugly Spoons Inc
Vital Signs
Factory Direct Trailers
Soco Baits
Automatic Fisherman
Hirsch Taxidermy Wildlife Creations
TJ Morgans Seasonings
Case Canoe
My Way Charters
Suspicious Lines Charters
Bartel Rd Bait & Tackle
Catherine Valley Outfitters
Nature's Prize
Plano Synergy
Okuma Fishing USA
Fish Fighter Products
Fillet Away Fish Mats
ICE WELL Live Well
Addicted Fishing
Finders Keepers Professional Sport Fishing Team
NYS Classic Tournaments


We will also offer the following 4 seminars:

11:00 - Set-Up and Benefits of Automatic Fisherman Units (Eric Bush/Automatic Fisherman)
12:00 - Introduction to Fish Fighter Products (Tim Thomas/Finders Keepers Sportfishing)
1:00 - True UV Demonstration (Wolf Amuso/Koyote Ugly Spoons)
2:00 - Spring Brown Fishing Techniques (Ryan Horst/Suspicious Lines Charters)


March 16th Show & Awards Timeline:
10am-3pm: Sportsman Show
3pm-5pm: Cocktail/Mingling Hr.
5pm-6:30pm: Banquet Dinner (Reservations Online)
6:30pm-8pm: Winter Classic Awards Ceremony
8pm-??: After Party in Casino

(Dinner reservations can be made online only through March 8th and are limited to the first 180 people)


The show, the banquet, and the awards ceremony are open to all who would like to attend, and we'll have additional giveaways at the dinner. There will also be multiple opportunities to score some free play for the casino! Get all the details and links to all the companies attending at: http://www.nyswinterclassic.com/2019/sportsmanshow.html

Any questions feel free to contact me at (585) 330-0494. 

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Additional companies/vendors that have confirmed for booths/displays:




Makiplastic (with one or two seminars by Scott Brauer - TBA)

Combined Insurance

Sullivan Tipdowns


Pre-sale tickets are available for only $5 at: 


(and receive $5 in Free Play for the casino)

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Spent some time tonight getting ready for the Winter Classic Awards Ceremony organizing over $4,300 in cash to give out plus there will be a trailer full of gear in prizes, door prizes, and raffles! Gotta be present to win this time and there's a ton to win!! Show kicks off at 10am and runs until 3pm, dinner banquet from 5-6:30 with the awards ceremony to follow!


Also, for those coming to the Spring Classic Sportsman Show I will be showing the new Fish Fighter Products line and how I will be working with them to adapt their current systems to how we run our spreads out here in the Great Lakes. This new system will allow for an array of rod holders that are all hot-swappable and moveable with the pull of a spring pin. I'll be working with them this spring to adapt it into our current tracks (if you already have them installed, like the Cannon or Traxtech systems) or installing just the FF rails.

Scott Brauer from Makiplastic will have his minnow race tracks there to have some fun with the kids, and will likely run a seminar or two where anglers always come away with extremely valuable information! Several of the vendors will be running giveaways and there will be some awesome deals to be had - like Koyote Ugly Spoons Inc flashers for only $20, including the new 2019 designs like the Oregon Special and the last of the Shockwave Glow design (only 25 left), and My Way Charters will be offering discounted rates for booking at the show for the 2019 season!! 


I also received the $10,000 in cash from Batavia Downs to guarantee that it will be paid out to one of the 1st place winners in the 2019 Summer Classic!! It's time to see what the Classic events can really pay out when we get several thousand to participate!! You can view the guaranteed payouts on the website at each attendance level. We'll also have a split event this year with the main event and a C&R Event running side by side - more details to come! To get a sneak peak, visit: www.NYSsummerclassic.com

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