2017 Bassmaster Elite


The Elites Return to Waddington 

July 20-23 -- Save the Dates!


The Bassmaster Elite Series will return this year to one of its most popular venues in history, Waddington, NY, when the HUK Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence presented by Go RVing takes place on the St. Lawrence River July 20-23.

Elite Series tournaments at Waddington in 2013 and 2015 drew the largest crowds in Elite Series history, with attendance exceeding 30,000 both years in the tiny village.

The Bassmaster Elite at Waddington will again feature a Governor’s Challenge, which is held annually to focus attention on the importance of fishing to New York’s tourism industry.

“The support from Governor Cuomo and our partnership with I Love New York have enabled us to conduct some of our most successful and exciting Elite Series tournaments the past several years,”  B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin has said.  “In turn, through our media, including The Bassmasters TV program on ESPN2, we have been able to show the nation’s bass anglers the world-class fisheries available to them in New York.”

 “We are thrilled that we will be able to take an Elite event back to Waddington, which is one of the most engaged and enthusiastic host communities we have ever had the fortune to work with. I know the Elite Series anglers will be especially glad to know that we’re going back to the St. Lawrence River.”

Follow the 2017 Elite tournament at Bassmaster.com.


Come for the Tournament, Stay for the Party!

Once again, Waddington will throw its famous Party in the Park during the Elite tournament. This free family event features kids’ rides, great food and drink, shopping booths, fireworks, and live music including a Texas All Star Tribute Show with Eliminator KC and SRV playing the hits of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Find out all about it here

Take A Walk on the Wild Side

Save the date -- May 6 -- for a wild fundraiser to keep the Party in the Park free. Details here. 



Where to Stay, What to Do

Heading to Waddington from out of town? Check out the links below to find the perfect place to stay. And visit www.NorthCountryGuide.com to discover all that St. Lawrence County has to offer!






(Map courtesy www.Bassmaster.com)


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Read about the 2015 Bassmaster Elite at Waddington

History Made at 2015 Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

WADDINGTON, N.Y.  — Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year.

A win last month at BASSfest made Evers feel much better — and with a renewed sense of confidence, he went out and claimed his second victory in a row in this week’s Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.

With a four-day total of 77 pounds, 10 ounces, Evers became the first angler to win back-to-back events in the 10-year history of the Elite Series. He cemented the victory with a Sunday catch of five smallmouth bass that weighed 17-8. ... 

Read the rest of the Bryan Brasher story on Bassmaster.com


Read about the 2013 Bassmaster Elite at Waddington

Tiny Town, Huge Crowd: Upstate New York Event Breaks Bassmaster Attendance Record






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