The launch site for the Cayuga Lake Bassmaster Elite Series event in August has been moved from Ithaca, N.Y., at the lake's south end to a ramp in Union Springs, approximately 30 miles north on the lake's east side.
When the 2014 Elite Series schedule was announced, Ithaca was set to serve as the host city for the final regular season event with Allen Tremain State Park serving as the site for launch and weigh-in.
According to an information sheet posted on the B.A.S.S. website and published reports out of Central New York, the town of Union Springs and city of Auburn, N.Y., will now host the tournament.
The move was likely necessitated because the dates of the Elite Series event (Aug. 21-24) happen to conflict with the opening of residence halls at two universities in Ithaca – Cornell University and Ithaca College – meaning hotel rooms in and around Ithaca are likely be scarce.
Moving the launch site north to Union Springs allows anglers easy access to accommodations in nearby Auburn and Seneca Falls.
The Elite Series anglers will launch all 4 days from Frontenac Park in Union Springs. The day 1 and 2 weigh-ins will take place there as well. On the final 2 days, the weigh-in will shift to the Bass Pro Shops store at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn.