Coming up next weekend Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will return to Lake Cumberland at Somerset, Kentucky March 29th-30th, 2013 for a Super Event  with a Guaranteed minimum $10,000.00 in cash and prizes payback. Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a part of the guaranteed minimum $10,000.00 in cash and prizes payback along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today. This year’s classic will be held October 23-26, 2013 on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tennessee.

Registration and Seminar               

A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 28th at the Holiday Inn Express, 50 Stevie Lynn Drive in Somerset. Sign up will begin at 5:00pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7:00pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region. Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation. The Amateur Division offers a chance  for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.

The Weigh In Site             

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Friday and Saturday the 29th & 30th at the General Burnside Island State Park, 8801 S. US 27, Burnside, Kentucky beginning at 3:00pm each day. 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.

Sponsor and Host Lodging Site

The Somerset-Pulaski County CVB would like to welcome all Crappie USAanglers and their 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: 1-800-642-6287 or  (606) 679-6394 or visit their website at: Host lodging for the event will be the Holiday Inn Express in Somerset, phone: (606) 425-4444. Also the 7 Gables Motel in Burnside, phone: (606) 561-4133 and the Red Roof Inn, in Somerset, phone: (606) 678-8115. Rooms maybe limited so make your reservations early and mention Crappie USA.

How to Enter      

You can enter our tournaments by filling out and sending in an entry form or by registering on our website at before the deadline listed on the form. Teams may also enter at the pre-tournament seminar on Friday night. All late entries will be subject to a $20.00 late fee.

ACA membership is required to fish in our tournaments and a space is provided on our entry form for you to become a member. Teams may consist of one or two partners. Teams may have a third partner if third partner is under the age of 16. Pole limits for three-partner teams will be the same as two-partner teams.

Entry fees in all qualifying tournaments are $100.00 per team in the Amateur Division and $200.00 in the Semi-Pro Division. There is an optional $10.00 (Per Team) Big Fish Pot. All participants must be a member of the American Crappie Association to fish in these events. American Crappie Association membership is $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for spouse and youth memberships. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of Crappie USA, one of the top crappie fishing publications in the nation.

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