As Muskies Inc NY Chapter 69 has assumed full responsibility for managing the Chautauqua baitfish fund and tournament, we are evaluating ways to ensure that our efforts to manage future tournaments and supplement the Chautauqua Lake musky stocking program will achieve the desired results in the future. As part of this process, we will be suspending the annual tournament in its traditional fundraiser format for this year. In its place, we will be holding an open catch and release tournament, following the OPEN TOURNAMENT RULES available HERE. We hope to bring back the Baitfish Fund Tournament in 2015.
Saturday, June 28
Since this is on New York State’s FREE FISHING WEEKEND, the first rule requiring a fishing license can be disregarded. All other New York State fishing and boating regulations will apply.
Registration, Entry Fee and Tournament Hours
Registration will be at the Mayville boat launch between 5:30am and 7:00am. The registration fee will be $25 per angler. There will also be an optional Big Fish Pool for $5. The pool will go to the angler with the longest fish who is entered in the pool. Tournament hours will be 6:00am til 3:00pm. Fish submissions are to be turned in at the Mayville launch between 3:30pm and4:00pm. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded shortly after.
UPDATE: A second registration location had been added. Bemus point boat launch. You can register there between 5:30am and 6:15am. See Mike Marzo in the grey Ranger 620 with red accents that will be tied up to the dock.
Friday Evening Meeting
We are working at scheduling a Muskies Inc. Chapter 69 meeting on Friday evening at 8:00pm. Location is still to be determined. This meeting will be open to the public. UPDATE: Meeting will be at Mike Sperry”s bait and tackle shop “Chautauqua Reel Outdoors” Click Here for directions.