B.A.S.S. announced today that it's inked a multi-year agreement with the Village of Waddington (N.Y.)to stage Bassmaster Elite Series at the St. Lawrence River during each of the next 3 seasons.
“It was our goal to host the biggest and best tournaments, develop a long-term relationship with Bassmaster and welcome all anglers and visitors to our beautiful destination,” said Waddington Mayor Janet Otto-Cassada. “We are so grateful that our partners in the village, at the St. Lawrence County Chamber, the County Executives and the state of New York are all in support of our vision. Bassmaster has a long-term host with Waddington, and we are once again pleased to roll out the red carpet.”
This marks the first time B.A.S.S. has committed the Elite Series to visit a tournament venue for multiple years.
“We are thrilled to be returning to Waddington for the next few years,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Waddington ranks as the most popular venue in Elite Series history, drawing more than 34,000 bass fishing fans when we visited there in 2013. The St. Lawrence River valley is home to some of the most passionate fans of our sport, and the Village of Waddington goes all out to draw them to our events in the community.”