Coming up this weekend Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today, The Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tennessee October 23-26, 2013.
An estimated 350-370 anglers from across the country have worked hard, traveling across the country to qualify for this event. These anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a portion of this year’s classic purse which is guaranteed to be at least $100,000.00 in cash and prizes. With $100,000.00 at stake you can guarantee that these anglers with pull out all the stops in pursuit of a winning bag of fish each day in the 2013 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.
The Weigh In Site
The tournament weigh-in will be held on Friday and Saturday the 25th and 26st at the Paris Landing State Resort Park on Hwy 79 near Paris beginning at 3:00pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to come and learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams will be conducted after the weigh in. Kentucky Lake is well-known for being a well-balanced crappie lake producing good crappie year after year and it’s your opportunity to learn from the top crappie anglers in the nation how and where these big slabs are caught.
National Sponsors in Attendance
Many of our national sponsors will be on hand for both anglers and spectators that have questions about their products. Sponsors planning to attend are: Big Bite Baits, Gama Line, Smooth Move Seats, Grizzly Coolers, Humminbird Electronics with their electronic boat which will be set up on display all week, Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Southern Pro Tae solutions, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Cumberland Crappie (Double Seats) and B ‘n’ M Poles. Also Ranger Boats will have their tech trailer at the marina throughout the event. Be sure to visit these fine sponsors at the classic and check out the top fishing products in the nation.
Sponsor and Host Lodging Site
The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all the Crappie USA anglers, their families and all the special guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: (731) 642-3431 or visit their website at: www.paristnchamber.com. Host lodging for the event will be the Buchanan Resort. For reservations call: (731) 642-2828. Rooms maybe limited so make your reservations early and mention Crappie USA.
Crappie USA “Free Crappie Kids Rodeo”
Held in conjunction with the tournament will be the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday morning at Paris Landing. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8:00am with the rodeo from 9:00am till 11:00am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.
Crappie USA and our anglers have contributed nearly $316,000.00 to the “Crappie Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.
The Crappie Kids Free Fishing Rodeo has grown in many cities to be a major attraction drawing as many as 350 or more children from surrounding areas to compete for prizes and the chance at the $2,000.00 “Crappie Kids” Scholarship. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.