2015 Lake Ontario Fishing Competitions and Events
NYS Winter Classic Ice Fishing Contest
Jan. 1-Feb. 22, 2015 – Statewide contest through the ice, in open water and in the tribs for a variety of fish species. For more information check out www.nysiceproam.com/winterclassic/home. Weigh stations are located throughout the state.
New York State Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series at Chaumont Bay
Jan. 7, 2015 – Team Ice Pro-Am event at Chaumont Bay. Species include pike, perch, walleye and panfish. For more info contact www.nysiceproam.com.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Conference and Events Center, Niagara Falls, NY
Jan. 23-25, 2015 – The second annual expo that will include a wide variety of events and activities focusing on all aspects of the outdoors. More than 100 angling seminars will be featured as part of the WNY Fishing Academy. Huge focus on education, youth and families. Check out www.niagarafishingexpo.com for details.
Lake Ontario Marketplace in the Conference and Event Center, Niagara Falls, NY
Jan. 25, 2015 – The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association has moved to a new location as they expand to bigger and better things. Held in conjunction with the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, the Lake Ontario Expo will be held Sunday. A full-day seminar – the LOTSA Salmon School – with featured speakers Capt. Greg Gehrig and Capt. Paul Czarnecki will be held on Jan. 24, 2015. For info go to www.lotsa.org.
47th Annual Black Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Jan. 24, 2015 – For more information log on to www.blfga.org.
Great New York Sportsman’s Expo, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
Jan. 23-25, 2015 – The Syracuse Sportsman’s Show is back with plenty of booths and speakers. For more info go to www.newyorksportsmansexpo.com.
New York State Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series at Black Lake/Chaumont Bay
Jan. 31, 2015 – Full Ice Pro-Am event at Black Lake and Chaumont Bay. Species include pike, perch, walleye and panfish. For more info contact www.nysiceproam.com.
Roger Tobey Memorial Niagara River Anglers Steelhead Contest
February 7, 2015 – The Niagara River Anglers Association will be holding their winter steelhead classic at Lewiston Landing. Loads of fun. Awards and lunch will follow at the 3-F Club, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston. For information check out the NRAA website at www.niagarariveranglers.com.
New York State Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series at Sodus Bay
Feb. 15, 2015 – Team Pro-Am event at Oneida Lake. Species include pike, perch, walleye and panfish. For more info contact www.nysiceproam.com.
New York State Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series at Sodus Bay
Feb. 21-22, 2015 – Full Ice Pro-Am event at Sodus. Species include pike, perch, walleye and panfish. For more info contact www.nysiceproam.com.
Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Spring Trout and Salmon Derby
May 1-10, 2015 – This premier spring kick-off classic, offering a $15,000 Grand Prize for the largest salmon caught overall, also sports over $30,000 in cash and prizes overall. For more information, call (888) REEL-2-IN or visit their website at www.loc.org.
4th Annual Wilson Harbor Invitational Salmon Tournament May 9 (10) – The tournament is back for another battle of salmon seekers. Check out www.wilsonharborinvitational.com for details. $1000 entry fee includes Big Fish and a one day-six fish tournament.
31st Annual Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament May 30-31, 2015 (two tournaments) – This prestigious fishing competition pits teams of anglers against one another using a unique scoring system over two days of fishing. Held out of the Niagara County ports of Wilson and Olcott. Last year, more than $110,000 was paid out in cash and prizes between two events. The second event is set for June 6-7, 2015. For more info call (877) FALLS US or log onto the tournament website at www.lakeontarioproam.net for rules and sign up information.
Wayne County 5 Grand Slam Youth Derby – May thru August, 2015 – Final dates still yet to be determined. For more info log on to www.waynecountytourism.com.
6th Condor Memorial Derby -- June 12, 2015- This popular event serves as a practice day for the Oak Orchard Open event and is also the 1st event for the King of the Oak Derby series. For more information contact Bob Songin @ 585-621-7878 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Oak Orchard Open Tournament -- June 13 & 14, 2015- After a very successful 1st year of this event which introduced a new format with 5 Salmon and 5 Trout making up the legal catch, and no communications, this year should be even better. For more information contact Bob Songin at (585-704-5829)/ email@example.com.
6th Annual Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Derby– June 13-July 26, 2015 – Grand prize is $12,500 for biggest salmon. Check out their website for all the details for this summer event at www.loc.org or call (888) REEL-2-IN.
New York’s Free Fishing Days 2015 –
June 27-28 – No license is required by anyone for these two days, resident or non-resident (although all the rules and regulations must be followed), in an effort to promoted this popular pastime. This is a great time to get the whole family on the water and see how much fun it can be. This is also the weekend that the Town of Newfane sponsors a kids fishing derby at the Town of Newfane Marina in Olcott. Set for June 28th, this popular kids derby will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (716) 778-8531.
2014 Lake Ontario Fishing Competitions and Events –
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Syracuse Gun Show, New York State Arms Collectors Assoc. New York State Fairgrounds, Expo Center. For more info call Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010. Sept. 13 &14
Southern Tier Outdoor Show, Wilkins RV Bath NY Carla Dawejko 607-664-2313 October 11 & 12
Sept. 23, 25, 27: Hunter Ed Course. Pre-register at the Southport Town Hall. For more info call 607-734-1548.
Oct. 21, 23, 25: Hunter Ed Course. Pre-register at the Southport Town Hall. For more info call 607-734-1548.
(The DEC has established a new website where registration for sportsman education programs can be made online. To find a course near you, go to:
Sept. 13: Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Department Gun Raffle Bonanza Drawing and Party, Wolcottsville FD, Akron, 1-6 p.m.
Sept. 13:Evening with Charles Alsheimer, 5-9 p.m., Eden Jr./Sr. High School. www.EdenDeerShow.com for more info.
Sept. 27:Finger Lakes WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, Horseheads. For more info call Shawn Bell, 607-343-3614.
Sept. 19-20: Oswego County Trappers Assoc. Convention & Rendezvous, Camp Zerbe, For more info call George Dubois,t 3159637779.
Oct. 4:East Worcester Fish & Game WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Dave Lorette, 607-397-1740.
Oct 12:Southern Tier WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Howard Community Center. For more info call Dan Cornish, 607-329-2563.
Sept. 20, Oct. 28:Lima Gun Club, Trap Every Tues. 5 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Jim Crittenden, 585-334-2624.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Schedule of Shoots. For more info call John Greene, 914-804-0158.
ept. 27:Sporting Clays, Fundraiser, 10 a.m., Wallkill Rod & Gun Club.
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