2014 Events News Feed:
**Pre-Registration NOW OPEN**
Mark your calendars now, get pre-registered, and get ready to fish
the largest ice fishing events across NYS this winter!!
12/6/13: For those fishing the Chautauqua Lake Event, reserve your lodging before December 10th to receive the discounted pricing! All those who are currently pre-registered for the events along with those who pre-register before January 1st will be in for the second round of promotional drawings (see above). Emails with Angler and Team #'s have been delayed slightly but will go out soon, as well as team names posted on each event's site.
12/1/13: We would like to congratulate the following anglers for winning the following in our first round of giveaways:
8" Frabill Curved Blade Auger: Kyle Siddons & David Dewyea
HT 1-Man Shanty: AJ Schmitt & Mike Gajewski
Frabill Camp Chair: Duane Kniskern & Brian Brissette
IPA Premium Sweatshirt: Paul V. Greenfield & Derek Osmun
Congratulations!! Prizes can be picked up when you check in at registration at the first event you're fishing this year.
Our next round of promotional giveaways will be on January 1st - prizes will be announced in the upcoming weeks. This month we will also be announcing the two HUGE Sportsman Packages we will be raffling off this year!
11/30/13: Today is the last day to get pre-registered and get in for the promotional drawings!
The rules and regulations have been tweeked a little and updated. No major changes but a clarification for the Pro-Am Teams: both members of a Pro-Am Team need to fish together, where they may fish on opposite sides of their "spread" but not in two seperate locations.
We have confirmed that Clingerman's Taxidermy will be mounting the largest fish caught at the Tupper Lake Event. We are also being sponsored by Nebulus with (2) Nebulus Emergency Floatation Systems to add to our safety net for the events. One will be located at each weigh-in station on the ice. Hopefully we'll never need them, but you can never have too much safety equipment! 11/18/13: Just when we thought we had all of our major sponsors for this year's series, another one hits the spotlight! We would like to welcome Clam Corporation to our sponsor line-up!! Each member of the winning Pro-Am Team at each event will now receive an Ice Armor Extreme Suit! This has pushed the 1st Place Pro-Am Prize Package over $1800!! Speaking of huge prizes, here is a sample of only some of the product we have to give away this year: We have also started our Promotional Video Series which will highlight our sponsor's products, especially the new items coming out next year! Our first video can be found here: VIDEO At this point we have now securred over $50,000 in sponsored products! Get Pre-Registered before December 1st to get in on the first round of giveaways, including augers, shanties, and more!! 11/13/13: We have confirmed that Nathan Krusko from NortheastIceFishing.com will be joining us for the Tupper Lake Event! To help govern the series to be in the best interest of ice anglers, we have put together a short survey for anglers to voice their opinions on and give us feedback on: SURVEY Also, many of the hotels in the Chautauqua area are currently offering discounted rates if booked before December 10th (see Chautauqua Lake Event Lodging). Also, there is limited lodging in close proximity to the waterways for the Sodus and Tupper Lake events, so if you plan to fish these events, we strongly urge you to make your reservations now!
11/12/13: Lots of news to report this week! We visited the Chautauqua Lake area yesterday visiting the tackle shops, Fishing Club, Chautauqua Lake Association, and the Tourism Offices. After much discussion, we decided to make a few changes to the locations for the Chautauqua Event: our headquarters, registration, and awards ceremony will be moving from Mayville to the south end of the lake (location TBD soon), likewise the northern weigh station and shotgun start will be moved to a mid-lake location at Prendergast Point. These changes will accommodate more anglers in the regions of the lake that are more heavily targeted by anglers and prevent more anglers from having a long run to weigh-in fish and get to their fishing spots.
Just as we were finishing with the HT order, the Plano shipment arrived:
We were also able to shoot a pic of the awesome jig sets Jammin' Jigs sent for this year's events:
We also received word that the Frabill products will be arriving today full of their new products including the Ambush shelters, straight line tip-ups, and new 261 straight line rods! Stay tuned as we start to shoot and upload the series' promotional videos highlighting the features of these products and much more!
10/24/13: This week we hit Tupper Lake with flyers and tons of networking. Many of the local businesses are coming through with sponsorships and really looking forward to a HUGE event there this year. Stacked Graphics will be making some awesome banners to be hung and displayed all around town, and right now it looks like everything will be run out of the Civic Center this year. The VFW is looking to run dinners Friday and Saturday nights - details will be released once confirmed, but they are looking into pork roast and strip steaks!! YUM!!
We received the sponsor package from HT today and they came through HUGE!! Details and pics to come once we inventory all the items! Thanks HT!! This year's events are going to be INSANE!!
10/19/13: Things are really coming together as we are now starting to receive the sponsored products. Anyone want an Aqua-Vu Micro Plus underwater camera system? Aqua-Vu sent us three to give out at this year's events!
10/9/13: We would like to announce that Plano and Frabill will once again be the headlining sponsors for this year's events! In addition, we would like to welcome HT, Thorne Bros, IceGator, Joe's Jerky, and Soroc Products as new Series Sponsors. Automatic Fisherman, Polystic Glo, Aqua-Vu, Jammin' Jigs, Stacked Graphics, Fox Rochester/News 8, Vital Signs & Design, and Savage Gear have all re-confirmed their sponsorships for this year. Please take the time to visit their sites, take a look at their new products for this upcoming season, and thank them for all their support for this series! Without their help and generosity this series would not be possible!! 9/15/13: We have learned that Automatic fisherman experienced a defect in some of their rods last year, where the rods break when spring loaded on the bases. If you received a defective rod from us last year, please contact us or Kerry at Automatic Fisherman for a replacement. 9/14/13: If you missed last year's events, here is how each event started: A stotgun start each morning! Check it out and if you're game, join in the fun this winter!!