Two great bass contests upcomingby jmaloni
The fourth annual Big Bass Classic IV, sponsored by Outdoors Niagara and A-1 Bait Supply, will be held on Saturday, July 16, from sun-up to 2 p.m. Boundaries are the lower Niagara River/Lake Ontario and tributaries. The $25 entry includes a $5 in the cash bash (the Lunker Award), which pays 100 percent of all money collected in the bash. Weigh-in, picnic and awards take place at the Lewiston Landing pavilion. Scales will be open from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A total combined weight of two fish per person is allowed.
Pictured is Dale Shank of Lewiston, showing his two fish from the 2010 Big Bass Classic.
The tourney provides for a 100 percent (50-30-20) payback of entry fees collected after expenses. Sign up online at Outdoors Niagara or in person at A-1 Bait, 5425 Grauer Road, Niagara Falls. You can print the entry form on www.OutdoorsNiagara.com and mail.
For more information call 870-2170 or visit the Outdoors Niagara website.
Next up is the Niagara Anglers Bass Contest, organized by Chairman Steve Drabczyk. The contest takes place Saturday, July 23, from sun-up to 2 p.m.
Boundaries are the lower Niagara River/Lake Ontario and tributaries. Enter in person at Creek Road Bait & Tackle, 4419 Creek Road, Lewiston. Entry fee is $25 per person, and $5 of that goes towards a 50/50 raffle. Awards will be held at the Anglers Wilderness Preserve on Balmer Road, Lewiston.
Scales open at Lewiston Landing from noon to 2 p.m. A combined weight of two fish is allowed. The tourney provides for a 100-percent payback. The first-place winner will have a $1,000 payday. Second and third place money will be determined by number of entrants after expenses.
For more information, call 807-6111 or online, www.niagarariveranglers.com.
Sign up the day of the event is $50 per person, so sign up early.