Bassmaster Elite


Above: Waddington winner Kevin VanDam (James Overstreet/Bassmaster Photo)


Save the Date:

The Elites Coming Back in 2018! 

After another rollicking four days in Waddington, the Bassmaster Elite Series will return on August 23-26, 2018 to what emcee Dave Mercer calls “the best fishing city in the world.” 

The Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing concluded in Waddington on July 23, with bass angling ace Kevin VanDam the winner. Read all about it here.

Once again, the Elite contest and the accompanying Party in the Park drew more than 30,000 people to Waddington, making it one of Bassmaster’s most attended events.


Make Your Plans for 2018 Now 

The Bassmaster Elite Series will be back in Waddington on August 23-26, 2018. Read about the 2018 Elite series here 

Where to Stay, What to Do

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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


Read about the 2013 Bassmaster Elite at Waddington

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






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