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2023 NYS Winter Classic Tournament


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2023 NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament

 

The 2023 NYS Winter Classic (Jan. 1-Feb. 28) will once again draw in anglers from all over New England to compete in one of the largest winter tournaments that includes both open water fishing and ice fishing - so no matter what kind of winter we have the event will not be canceled and anglers can still compete! Operating on one of the most secure tournament platforms (Fish Donkey), fish are entered via pictures and videos at the time of the catch, fish place via length, and the online leaderboards update in real time notifying all anglers when new leaders are entered! This year's event has a heavy load of sponsors once again that includes all of the following amazing companies:

Batavia Downs Casino * Aqua-Vu * Frabill * Plano * FishUSA * Okuma * Addicted Fishing * Hammer Built Homes * Grantley's Bait & Tackle * Kahtoola * Jiffy Ice Drills * Reel Cool Lures * Keepers Only Co. * Sullivan Tip-Downs *

Amped Outdoors * Fish Hounds Outdoors * Fish Donkey * Deep Freeze * Nautic Sport * Koyote Ugly Spoons *

Automatic Fisherman * Green Mt. Sporting Supplies * Celox * Makiplastic * BHammer Tackle * NYRA Awards *

Vital Signs * Savage Gear * Lake Ontario United

More yet to be announced!

 

Over $20,000 in Cash & Prizes to be Won!!

(Including at least one Lifetime Sportsman License Award sponsored by Grantley's B&T for a top-placing youth angler)

 

Early Bird Registration goes through Dec. 1st at Noon and will get you entered into the Early Bird Drawings (drawn during the Dec. 1st LIVE show) and the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - done LIVE during our live shows on the tourney Facebook page at 7pm each night Dec. 1-12 as the prize packages grow each day!

 

Here are the details for the 2023 Winter Classic:

When: Jan. 1st through Feb. 28th

Where: All waterways in NY state

Registration Fee: $25/angler (both youth and adults)

Where to Register: NYSwinterclassic.com  or fishdonkey.com

(adults and youth register the same, however make sure to add "youth" to any youth angler's profile in Fish Donkey to identify them as a youth angler to make them eligible for the Lifetime Sportsman License Award(s))

Prizes to Win: Over $20,000 in cash & prizes!

Rules & Regs: Rules & Regs

Awards Ceremony: April 1st at the Batavia Downs Casino (all Top-3 placing anglers must attend)

 

If you have any questions please drop me a PM, give me a call at (585) 330-0494, or drop a comment on the tourney Facebook page! Follow the Tourney Facebook Page for the latest tourney news and announcements! More updates to come - stay tuned!!

 

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**Pre-Tourney Update**

 

1st draft of the tourney flier is out sporting all of our current amazing sponsors! Now over $30,000 in cash and prizes to win, and the Early Bird Registration prizes announced yesterday:

*Aqua-Vu AV722 Underwater Camera
*(2) Frabill 48" Benchmark Bump Boards
*Frabill Ice Tackle Bag
*$50 FishUSA Gift Card
*Reel Cool Lures Lure Pack
*(2) Kahtoola Prize Packs (Microspikes, Socks, Hat, Hoodie)
*Addicted Fishing Prize Pack (Hat, Shirt, Baits)
*Automatic Fisherman Snapper
 
PLUS the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway starting this Thursday that includes two Frabill hub shelters and another Aqua-Vu camera system! Get registered by Dec. 1st to get in on the drawings and join us each night at 7pm EST on the tourney Facebook page for updates, singing, and fun times as more anglers win new gear from the Winter Classic!! Get all the details and registration info at:
 
Current angler count = 164
Current Payout for all 7 species:
1st Place = $200
2nd Place = $95
3rd Place = $65
PLUS Weekly Cash Awards = $12/species/week for the largest of each species each week.
PLUS the Top-3 Bass Cash Awards:
1st Place: $150 Cash
2nd Place: $100 Cash
3rd Place: $50 Cash
PLUS the Grantley's Bait & Tackle Youth Lifetime Sportsman Award
PLUS 14 Youth Angler Achievement Awards (Crystal Trophy Award for the top male & Female Youth Anglers in each species division)
PLUS 3 rounds of door prizes, 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, raffles, youth angler prize table (at awards ceremony), and more giveaways!!
 
Main Payout and Weekly Awards will continue to increase as more anglers enter. Like and follow the tourney Facebook Page for updates, announcements, LIVE shows, sponsor and new prize announcements, and the latest tourney news! Join the fun this winter for only $25/angler!! More to come - stay tuned!!
 

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**Pre-Tourney Update**

 

Current angler count = 321
Current Payout for all 7 species:
1st Place = $355
2nd Place = $180
3rd Place = $125
PLUS Weekly Cash Awards = $25/species/week for the largest of each species each week.
PLUS the Top-3 Bass Cash Awards:
1st Place: $150 Cash
2nd Place: $100 Cash
3rd Place: $50 Cash
PLUS the Grantley's Bait & Tackle Youth Lifetime Sportsman Award
PLUS Two salmon trips from Screaming Eagle Sportsfishing (one for youth, one for veterans)
PLUS 14 Youth Angler Achievement Awards (Crystal Trophy Award for the top male & Female Youth Anglers in each species division)
PLUS 3 rounds of door prizes, 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, raffles, youth angler prize table (at awards ceremony), and more giveaways!!
 
Stay tuned for more updates!!
 
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