Bassmaster Elite Series Fishing Competition on the St. Lawrence River, Waddington, New York. The St. Lawrence River has been long noted as a prime fishing spot in the region. Bassmaster Magazine ranked the St. Lawrence River the number one bass fishery in the nation for 2019. Fishing 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 enough points throughout the season. Spectators will have a fun and exciting time during the weigh-in portion of the event this year.