Bassmaster Open Takes to Lake Champlain this Week

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Plattsburgh welcomes the Bassmaster Eastern Open back to Lake Champlain Thursday, August 2 – Saturday, August 4. The competition heats up at 2:00pm each day as anglers weigh-in their catch at the Plattsburgh City Marina in hopes of taking home a chunk of the $290,000 payout that is on the line.

Bass Boat on Lake Champlain

2018 brings the largest B.A.S.S. field to ever fish Lake Champlain with over 400 anglers from 39 different states and countries, which is not only an impressive number, but a true testament to the fishery.

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Plattsburgh welcomes the Bassmaster Eastern Open back to Lake Champlain Thursday, August 2 – Saturday, August 4. The competition heats up at 2:00pm each day as anglers weigh-in their catch at the Plattsburgh City Marina in hopes of taking home a chunk of the $290,000 payout that is on the line.

2018 brings the largest B.A.S.S. field to ever fish Lake Champlain with over 400 anglers from 39 different states and countries, which is not only an impressive number, but a true testament to the fishery. “This is literally my favorite place in the world,” says Sam George, a professional angler from Alabama with a history on Lake Champlain. “You see more people from around the country do well here because it has a little bit of everything. It has grass, rock, offshore fishing, shallow fishing, boat docks. Whatever you like to do, you can find it here.”

Three local anglers will also be participating in the upcoming Bassmaster Eastern Open. Anglers Ryan Latinville and Brett Carnright, as well as co-angler Alec Morrsion will be taking to their home lake each day to reel in the big one. So grab your foam fingers and come on down to catch the excitement August 2-4 at the Plattsburgh City Marina!

Helping Heroes, Inc.

As with most professional bass fishing organizations, Bassmaster likes to give back to the communities they visit. This year, the Helping Heroes foundation is joining Bassmaster and saying thank you to two of our local responders that recently saved a life by providing help and comfort to someone who was in a negative mental state.

“By making sound decisions and acting quickly and professionally, Officer Tucker and Officer Kasprzak were able to prevent a potentially tragic event. Their actions are highly commendable,” states Chief Levi Ritter of the Plattsburgh Police Department. Officers Richie Tucker and Nate Kasprzak from the Plattsburgh Police Department will each be given some professional fishing gear to use out on Lake Champlain!

Thank you to all first responders for the work that you do to keep our community a better one!

Finishing up 2018

Bass fishing season on the #adkcoast continues with the following event:
August 18: Ram Open Series

Each year, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau proudly partners with The City of Plattsburgh to host professional bass fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain, named one of the top 25 best bass fishing lakes in the Northeast by Bassmaster Magazine. Attracting roughly 2,000 anglers from around the globe annually and having an approximate $3.2 million economic impact on the region, the Adirondack Coast offers world-class fishing and that down-to-earth Adirondack hospitality visitors crave.

Interested in learning more about any of these upcoming fishing tournaments sponsored by the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, the City of Plattsburgh, Eagle Country 97.5 and the Press Republican? Visit goadirondack.com/bass.

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