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**Due to lack of ice, the Invitational events are CANCELED**
**Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Chaumont Bay Team event on Feb. 25th is CANCELED**
2-17-17: **2-19 ONEIDA TOURNEY UPDATES**
1) Check-in, shot-gun start, and weigh-in have all been moved to Lewis Point due to increasing issues with the beach location and increasing requests to fish the Lewis Point area.
3) East Shore B&T will be open at 3am to accommodate anglers before the shotgun start - please register your teams online so we have an idea of the number of teams confirmed: http://www.nysiceproam.com/OnlineProAmRegistration.html
4) 10" of ice has been reported all around the Lewis Point area, so at this time we are still allowing for motorized transport.
5) Due to the nature of this year's skeptical ice, the shotgun start will be a trickle start with the motorized teams lined up according to time checked-in (first ones checked in are first in the line, everyone else lines up behind them) and going first, with the walking teams lined up to follow them. So we suggest arriving as early as you can after 3am.
2-10-17: Sodus bay now has anywhere from 6-12+ inches of snow on it. With temps forecast to be in the low 40's tomorrow and showers for Sun, we are afraid this is going to turn into a sloppy wet slushy mess as the increasing weight of the snow sinks the ice... Not to mention having to walk the event is going to make for one hell of a haul to get anywhere, and the weak ice areas are now covered...
So at this point we are going to make the call to official cancel the Sodus Bay Team Event.
Let's hope we can get Chaumont in next weekend on the 19th!
4/14/16: We are currently working to secure next year's sponsor line-up and have put together the tentative line-up of events for next year's series (listed above). If there are any conflicts with other events, please let us know. Due to new regulations for our events by the DEC, the Sodus Bay Full IPA Event will only be a 1-day event and the Open Division will be re-designed. Full details will be released later this year.
Registration for the statewide NYS Winter Classic Tournament will be opening September 1st and will feature sign-up giveaways for the first 5-10 anglers that sign up at every weigh-in location, including combos, chairs, various jig and lure packs, tackle boxes, Dry Hands Minnow Buckets, and much more from participating sponsors!! We are hoping to add additional stations for a total of 50 stations across the state. This year's event will also feature Catch & Release options for the Pike and Trout Divisions. Full details can be found HERE.