Youth Director's Message 2019

NY BASS is very proud and excited to announce The NY State Fair High School Classic Bass fishing tournament. On August 24th 2019 high school anglers are invited to fish the biggest, most exciting high school bass tournament in the Northeast of the United States. NY BASS, in conjunction with the Great New York State Fair, will be holding a tournament on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse NY.

The festivities begin on Friday, August 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm with a pre-tournament banquet/meeting. During the banquet boat assignments, tournament off limits etc… will be discussed as well as presentations from Shimano, Douglas Rod Company and the NY DEC. There will be a barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs provided by Douglas Rod Company for all anglers and guests.

The tournament will begin on Saturday August 24that 5:30am and conclude at 12:30pm. The anglers will then assemble and under police escort, drive over to the New York State Fairgrounds for our weigh in. The State Fair is expecting over 100,000 people in attendance that day so we have a potential for a huge weigh in crowd.

The tournament is limiting the field to the first 30 teams. Spots are going quick so make sure not to miss out by registering today! Registration can be done online by visiting our Facebook page at New York BASS Youth Program and clicking on the link related to the High School Team Trail Registration. For assistance call me, Chris Misciagna at (315) 877-3023.

Locations and Times:

Pre-tournament Banquet/Meeting
State Fair Classic Banquet and Meeting 8/23/19 6:30-8:30pm
4617 Wetzel Road
Liverpool NY 13090 (There is room for truck and boat parking)

Tournament Launch:
State Fair Classic HS BASS Tournament 8/24/19 5:30-12:30pm
Check in begins at 5:00am and launch is at 5:30am. Fishing concludes at 12:30pm
Onondaga Lake Park Marina and Boat Launch
99 Vine St, Liverpool, NY 13088

Tournament Weigh in:
State Fair Classic HS BASS Tournament Weigh in 8/24/19 1:15-2:30pm
The Great NY State Fair
581 State Fair Blvd,
Syracuse, NY 13209 (On the bank on the DEC pond)

Hope to see you out on the water.

Christian Misciagna NY BASS Youth Director