Crappie USA Returns to the Crappie Capital of the World Alabama’s Weiss Lake


Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will return to Alabama’s Weiss Lake “The Crappie Capital of the World” March 3, 2012. 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 24th-27th, 2012 on the Barkley/Kentucky Lakes at Cadiz,  Kentucky.

Registration and Seminar        

A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Friday evening March 2nd at the Cedar Bluff High School, old hwy 9 in Cedar Bluff. 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.

The Weigh In Site        

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Saturday the 3rd at the Leesburg Landing, 100 Riverside Street in Leesburg 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  Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all Crappie USA anglers 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: (256) 927-8455 or visit their website at:  Host lodging for the event will be the Weiss Lake Lodge, 998 Cedar Bluff Rd., Cedar Bluff Alabama. For reservations call: (256) 557-0023. 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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