Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will be holding a qualifying event at Indiana’s Mississinewa/Salamonie Lakes June 15, 2013. Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie, which could net them a check 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 Friday the 14th at Bozarth Recreational Resort & Country Store, 7309 East 400 North, Lagro, Indiana. 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 Saturday the 15th at the Mt. Etna Boat Ramp, Hwy 124, Mt. Etna 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.
Sponsor and Host Lodging Site
The Wabash County CVB, Peace Pipe Bait & Tackle, Sherm’s Marine Inc., Knights Inn and Bozarth Recreational Resort & Country Store 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: (800) 563-1169 or visit their website at: www.wabashcountycvb.com. Host lodging for the event will be the Knights Inn, 1950 South Wabash, Wabash, Indiana. For reservations call: (800) 626-7013. 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 www.crappieusa.com 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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