2019 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Event Date(s): Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 5:00pm
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The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.

The original "Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament" was started in 1974 by Scott McNeal in his parent's driveway.  It now includes over 200,000 players and 1.7 million spectators who enjoy 3-on-3 competition! in 2017 two hundred teams played with 748 registered players in Olean.

Macker tournaments are basketball for everybody with teams bracketed based on levels of experience, size and more. Everybody gets to play for trophies, and the event takes on a family friendly festival atmosphere.  It's great for spectators to come and watch from the sidelines, cheering on their favorite team in all the exciting game after game action! 

For more information on this event please visit http://OleanNY.com/Events.aspx

This event will be held at:

Streets of Olean
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-372-4433
42° 7' 5.7216" N, 78° 24' 54.378" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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