NY State to Host Bassmaster Fishing Tournament

AUBURN (AP) -
Three fishermen hold up their catches on Sunday during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Bassmaster Challenge in Massena, N.Y. (Office of Gov. Cuomo)
Three fishermen hold up their catches on Sunday during Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Bassmaster Challenge in Massena, N.Y. (Office of Gov. Cuomo)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York will host a premier fishing tournament to Auburn and Lake Placid, in part to promote the state’s vacation opportunities.

The Bassmaster Challenge and Governors Challenge will be held in Auburn, N.Y. in June and Lake Placid in July next year, and will include fishing demonstrations and a banquet to “lure” New Yorkers and visitors out of state.

The challenge is run by B.A.S.S. Company head Bruce Akin says the company is proud to partner with the governor’s initiative to grow sportfishing and tourism. The organization has more than 500,000 members.

New York State is home to dozens of coldwater, warmwater and saltwater fish species in more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, 50,000 miles of rivers and streams and thousands of miles of coastline.