Crappie USA Anglers Compete For Over $100,000.00 in Cash and Prizes

Cadiz/Trigg County and Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” are proud to announce that this year’s Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic will be held October 24th-27th, 2012 on the Kentucky/Barkley Lakes at the Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Kentucky. This is the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today and will decide who will be crowned the 2012 Cabela’s Crappie USA Champions.

Teams from 18 states have worked hard this year since that first qualifying tournament of the season held in January at Crescent City, Florida until the last event held on the Mississinewa & Salamonie Lakes in Wabash County, Indiana. From the seasoned veterans to the up and coming new anglers, the cream of the crop will be competing for over $100,000.00 in cash and prizes and to be crowned the 2012 Cabela’s Crappie USA Champions.

The Weigh In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Friday and Saturday October 26th and 27th at the Lake Barkley State Park Marina beginning at 3:00pm each day. This is the perfect opportunity for spectators to come and learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams in both the amateur and semi-pro divisions will be conducted at the weigh in.

Nearly 180 teams from 18 different states have qualified for this year’s classic. Below is a list of the number of qualifiers from each state:

Kentucky            39                    Tennessee                43            Illinois            9

Indiana               12                    Mississippi                14            Alabama        21

Georgia                6                    South Carolina            6            Ohio                4

Missouri               2                    Texas                        7            Arkansas         6

Pennsylvania        1                    Florida                        5           Oklahoma        1

New York             1                    North Carolina            1            Louisiana         2

Note: Not all qualifying teams will be able to fish the event due to work or other obligations.

Sponsor and Host Lodging Site

The Trigg County Tourism  would like to welcome all Crappie USAanglers, their guest and the many spectators to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: (888) 446-6402 or visit their website at

Host lodging for the event will be:

  • Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Rd., Cadiz, Kentucky, phone: (270) 924-1131.
  • Prizer Point Marina & Resort, 1777 Prizer Point Rd, Cadiz, Kentucky, Phone: (800) 548-2048.
  • Knights Inn, 5698 Hopkinsville Rd., Cadiz, Kentucky, Phone: (270) 871-3387.

Rooms may be 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 the Lake Barkley State Park Marina. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at8:00amwith the rodeo from9:00amtill11:00am. 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, CrappieUSA$1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.

CrappieUSAand our anglers have contributed nearly $310,000.00 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 $1,000.00 “Crappie Kids” Scholarship. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

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