Friday, July 5, 2019


This summer anglers will have a chance to compete for over $40,000 in cash and prizes, including the Batavia Downs $10,000 Cash Grand Prize that will be given to one of the 12 first place finishers in this summer's events!! We have split the Summer Classic into two events:

The Main Event: Salmon / Lake Trout / Walleye / Rock Bass / Crappie / Yellow Perch / Panfish (placements based on weight, fish brought in to weigh-in locations)

The Catch & Release Event: Small Mouth Bass / Large Mouth Bass / Catfish / Carp / Northern Pike (placements based on length, use FishDonkey App)
To help start off with large guaranteed payouts, we have put $2,500 cash into the Main Event and $500 into the C&R Event on top of the general payout as follows:
Main Event (RED Flier):
$500 Cash Award - 1st Place Salmon
$400 Cash Award - 2nd Place Salmon
$300 Cash Award - 3rd Place Salmon
$100 Cash Award - 1st Place Walleye
$100 Cash Award - 1st Place Crappie
$100 Cash Award - 1st Place Yellow Perch
$100 Cash Award - Largest Salmon Every Week
C&R Event (GREEN Flier):
$250 Cash Award - 1st Place Small Mouth Bass
$250 Cash Award - 1st Place Large Mouth Bass
$200 Cash Award - Largest Fish caught on a Koyote Ugly Product
$250 Cash Award - Largest Salmon caught by a LOTSA Member
$200 Cash Award - Overall Largest Brown Trout
$200 Cash Award - Overall Largest Bowfin/Dogfish
$200 Cash Award - Overall Largest Sheepshead/Drum
Tournament fliers/posters will be hitting the weigh-in locations all across the state later this week and early next week (see attached). The NYS Fall Classic Sportsman Show and Summer Classic Awards Ceremony will be held at the Batavia Downs Casino on Sept. 21st. We will once again have a ton of products to offload to those who attend via raffles, door prizes, and other giveaways (those who attend the banquet dinner) plus FREE play to give out for the casino! Follow the event on Facebook for all the updates, giveaways, and up to date tourney information:
You can also find the leader boards, prize winners, weigh-in map, payout increments, registration information, and much more on the Summer Classic website at:
The events are only $25/angler to enter, and anglers can enter both events to maximize their chance at securing a 1st place in one of the divisions and a shot at the $10,000 Grand Prize. Anglers can register for the Main Event onlineoff of the website or at most weigh-in locations, while those entering the C&R Event must register through the FishDonkey App online:
Have a location you'd like us to get on board as a weigh-in station? Send us their contact information and we'll see if we can get them to join our network! We would like to wish you the best of luck this summer and thank you for supporting the Classic Tournaments! Please continue to spread word of the events so we can continue to attract more and larger sponsors for future events!
Good luck this season and tight lines!
Tim Thomas
NYS Classic Fishing Tournaments
(585) 330-0494

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