Rumors about the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule were rampant in the aisles of ICAST last week. There's talk of a Western swing to Lake Havasu and the California Delta at the start of the season and possibly using the St. Lawrence River as the venue for BASSFest, should B.A.S.S. opt to repeat the concept that seemed to be a hit at Lake Chickamauga last month.
It was reported in March that the Elite Series will return to the St. Lawrence in August 2015.
Another event appears to be locked in at this point as a report in Tuesday's Orange County (Texas) Record says the Elites will be returning to the Sabine River in March of next year.
The dates mentioned in the report are March 19-22, 2015 with Orange, Texas, serving as the host city and Stark Cultural Venues lending its support as it did when the Elites first came to the Sabine in 2013. That event was a runaway success in terms of attendance and the financial impact on the local economy. Organizers are hoping for even better results next year.
“We really didn’t know what to expect that first year. They have a huge fan base and following,” Ida Schossow, president of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, told the newspaper. “We began working on this one the day after the 2013 one.”
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