I am writing to follow up on the details of the “I FISH NY” Club Team Challenge Tournament being held on Sunday, August 27 on Onondaga Lake in Liverpool, New York.
As previously stated, ILNY Tourism in cooperation with NY BASS Nation is sponsoring a fishing event, I FISH NY Club Team Challenge open to the 32 chapters of NY Bass Nation.
For this event there will be NO ENTRY FEE, and in addition each chapter will be given a $400 travel/housing stipend for the fishing team as an incentive for participation. This will be paid at the event, not beforehand. Each club must provide a two person team - one boater and one co-angler
Boats must be a minimum 17' in length with a GOOD WORKING LIVEWELL as the fish will need to be trailered and weighed in at an off-site location.
All boats must possess a $300,000 liability insuring the operator - a copy of this liability insurance must be provided with the event entry form.
The fishing tournament hours will be from 7:00 am to 11:00am.
The launch site is Onondaga Lake State Park--106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088
Anglers should arrive between 5:45 and 6:15am for boat check. All boats should be launched no later than 6:30am.
After boat check all anglers should idle over to the large dock in front of the Salt Museum on the east side of the lake (take a left as you leave the marina it will be down about 500 yards).
At 11:00 AM all anglers must be back to the marina and pull out their boats, and fish will be checked (alive/dead). Ice will be provided for your live wells.
There will a State Police Escort for all boats and trucks for the drive to the NYS Fairgrounds, (approximately 15 minute drive) where the weigh in will take place on a stage in the “New York Experience” area of the Fairgrounds. If immediate family members are accompanying you and wish to attend the State Fair that day for the weigh in, we will need their names in order to get day passes.
In addition, if friends or fellow club members wish to come, on Sunday, August 27 anyone holding a valid hunting or fishing license will receive free admission to the Great NYS State Fair by showing the license to the ticket people at the gate.
MUST BE SENT BY AUGUST 15TH - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
If you have a question you can email me or text me at 315.882.2899 (please keep the hours reasonable).
I will be away on vacation until August 5th, so I may not be as responsive as normal.
THIS SHOULD BE A FUN EVENT… Looking forward to seeing you all there!!