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2020 NYS Summer Classic - New Event Specifically for LO Charters and Tourney Boats

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The 2020 NYS Summer Classic Tournament will have a whole new feel with an additional event designed specifically for the Lake Ontario charter fleet and tourney boats in mind. Taking into consideration comments and suggestions from many charter captains and tourney teams last year, this new format will eliminate many of the gripes that have been expressed. The new format will allow for every fish taken aboard your boat to be eligible for entry regardless of who caught it - this means every charter you take out next summer from July 1st through August 31st could land you the winning catch! There will be no need for you to haggle your customers into entering - they will already be included and you can score some extra cash as a result too. This new format will also allow for catch and release - the fish do not have to be kept! The only snag right now is for those teams fishing in a non-communication event (pro-am's, open's and invitationals) as cell phones will be utilized for the 2020 SC Event, but we will be working on a fix for that this winter. 


How is this possible and is it a solid tourney platform? YES! Get all the details and join in the discussion for the event at the 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Saturday Evening January 18th at 6pm where we will unveil the tournament design, open the floor to inquiries, suggestions, general discussion about the event, what you would like to see for Grand Prize options and additional prizes, what to offer for entry options and what to set the entry fee(s) at - those in attendance will help set the stakes. If you are sponsored by companies not already involved with the Classic Events and would like to offer them additional exposure via sponsorship and/or via your participation - join the discussion and see what is possible through these events! Want a free entry? We will also be drawing from those in attendance for a free entry into the event (likely worth $250) - must be present to win! This is an invite for both charter captains and tourney teams to attend.


Re-cap for the 2020 Summer Classic Event:

*All customers on your charter are included: you are included, your mate is included, and anyone else fishing on your boat is included - it won't matter who catches the fish!

*Runs from July 1st through August 31st, 24 hours every day - there's no cut-off times every day.

*Ability for you to make some additional cash from your charters. 

*You can keep or release the fish.

*Attend the tourney discussion seminar and have a voice in the final design of the event - one built by many anglers, for many anglers!


I hope to see many of you at the seminar and throughout the rest of the Niagara Show!

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Just a reminder that I will be holding a special seminar tomorrow at 6pm at the Greater Niagara Fishing Expo to discuss and present the new tournament format/design specifically for Lake Ontario Charters and Tourney Boats. I'll go over the particulars and how it addresses the current problems faced, and then open up a discussion for captains and anglers to ask questions and probe the event for any shortfalls we may have missed. We will also be drawing for a free entry into the event from those in attendance valued around $250 pending input at the meeting. I hope to see many of you at the seminar and at the show this weekend!!

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The 2020 NYS Summer Classic Fishing Tournament got off to a great start this past weekend with many nice fish already verified! Anglers already entered are stating how easy the new format is and how much they like the benefits of this new style event! Anglers can still get registered through the end of the month and join in the fun! Here are the current leaders:

Species Divisions:
Largemouth Bass: Sean Sims - 19.00"
Smallmouth Bass: David Muir - 20.75"
Catfish: Doug Barlow - 25.25"
Salmon: Victor Rowcliffe - 36.50"
Crappie: Andy Cozzolino Jr. - 12.00"
Sheepshead: Peter Montante - 26.00"
Dogfish: Doug Barlow - 22.50"
Lake Trout: TBD
Brown Trout: TBD
Rainbow/Steelhead: TBD
Pike/Tiger Musky: TBD
Musky: TBD
Walleye: TBD
Pickerel: TBD
Carp: TBD
Yellow Perch: TBD
Rock Bass: TBD
Panfish: TBD
Round Goby: TBD


All-in-One Event Leaders:
Carp: Erik Williams - 32.00"
Crappie: Andy Cozzolino Jr. - 12.00"
Largemouth Bass: Jose Vuittonet - 18.25"
Smallmouth Bass: David Muir - 20.75"
Panfish: Andy Cozzolino Jr. - 8.75"
Yellow Perch: Andy Cozzolino Jr. - 9.75"
Rock Bass: TBD


Lake Ontario Boat Events:
Salmon: TBD
Trout: TBD


For LOTSA members, you can go after an extra $250 for the largest salmon (salmon species division only) - make sure to include a card with "LOTSA" written on it in your submitted pictures within the Fish Donkey App. 

Best of luck to everyone fishing this week!!

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