Jun 15, 2016
June 15, 2016 - Union Springs, NY –111 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, June 23-26, 2016 for the Bassmaster Elite series to compete for a $100,000 grand prize. The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens or the B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
Anglers will take off daily at 6:15 a.m. ET at Frontenac Park, 26 Chapel Street, Union Springs. Weigh-ins will be held daily Thursday through Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. All Bassmaster events are free to the public and in addition to the tournament include live water demos, interactive displays, B.A.S.S. national vendors, water shows and other exciting events. For more information on the tournament visit www.bassmaster.com.
In addition, the Union Springs Chamber of Commerce will be holding a free four-day festival at Frontenac Park during the event with live music all four days, fireworks (Friday & Saturday nights), chainsaw sculpture (Friday and Saturday), food, wine and local vendors plus kids activities including bouncy houses, face painting and other activities. For Festival information visit www.fishcayuga.com.
Editorial Contact: Meg Vanek, Executive Director, Cayuga County Office of Tourism