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Welcome to the National Fishing League’s series presented by Happy Hollow Outdoors.

The National Fishing League’s mission is to create a tournament trail that supports competitive crappie fishing for all anglers and High School – Youth bass events. From the everyday weekend angler to the seasoned pro, where all have a chance to compete at the National Championship on their level at the National Crappie League Championship.

The  tournament schedule is up and we look forward to a great year on the water and at the lake.  Come join us and other anglers for some tournament fishing fun!

The Latest News & Events

NCL Press Releases

Become an NCL
Affiliate Club or Trail

Are you a Crappie Club or State Crappie Trail President or Director?  If so National Crappie League has something EXCITING FOR YOU!  Join the National Crappie League family by becoming an NCL affiliate club or trail, and check out what we are going to do for YOU!

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Box and Hall win Sardis Lake

Sardis Lake hosted the 2024-25 National Crappie Leagues national championship on June 28 & 29, 2024, with anglers from different states participating in an Open Division tournament held by NCL. The event, hosted by the Town of Sardis, Panola Partnership, and Crappie Brakes, saw teams competing for the top prize and a chance to qualify for the national championship. Only two open events remain to qualify for the national….

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PLEASE READ – RULES IMPORTANT UPDATES 🚨

Effective Monday, June 10th, the National Crappie League presented by Happy Hollow Outdoors will allow guides to take clients out on the water during pre-fishing for Open Division and Wild Card tournaments, so long as the client is not participating in the tournament. In addition, teams will now be allowed to fish out of two boats during the pre-fish period if they decide to do so.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Alpers at 573-280-8020.

2024 PAYBACK UPDATE: IMPORTANT CHANGE

Our focus at NCL is always on catering to our fishermen, and we share the same passion for the sport of competitive crappie fishing as you do. As you know, we have guaranteed payouts of 10k for DIV 1 and 20k for OPEN DIV. However, speaking to our anglers, we understand that the economy has been tough

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Stephen Sullivan and Jamie Roberson take the top honors at Truman Lake

The National Crappie League held a 2-day Open Division National Qualifier on June 14 & 15 at Truman Lake, hosted by Clinton Tourism. Weather conditions during the tournament were mostly sunny, hot with a little b

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Baker & Wilson Win Ross Barnett: Press Release

09The National Fishing League presented by Happy Hollow Outdoors held an Open Division national qualifier on June 6 and 7th at Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, MS. Teams competed for the top spot and a chance to qualify for the National Championship.

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National Fishing League heading to Truman Lake: Press Release

The National Fishing League presented by Happy Hollow Outdoors is holding a 2 day Open Division National Qualifier on June 14 & 15 on Truman Lake.

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Doug & Renee Allen Take Their Third Victory at Salamonie-Mississinewa: Press Release

On May 18, 2024, at Lakes Salamonie-Mississinewa in Wabash, Indiana, the husband-wife team of Doug & Renee Allen secured their third victory of the year. The event, hosted by Nothead Tackle and Quality Plumbing & Heating….

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2024-25 National Championship Update: IMPORTANT CHANGE

The 2024-25 National Championship on Sardis Lake dates have changed.  Expo participants have a conflict with the Bassmasters National Championship being on the previous dates set for the NCL Championship and Expo.

NCL has changed the date…

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Kentucky Lake-Adams Wins Open-Ray & Cochran Win Div I

Division I and Open Division anglers competed on Kentucky-Barkley Lake on May 10th and 11th. The competition was hosted by Kentucky Lake Tourism. Anglers faced tough conditions due to the changes in weather. The night before the competition, strong storms, tornado warnings, and heavy downpours occurred, making it challenging for the anglers. During the competition, the currents were strong, and anglers had to deal with high winds, extreme waves, wood debris, and muddy waters.

In the Open Division, Terry Adams won first place with a two-day total of 16.59 lbs….

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Jeffers & Keller Win Carlyle Lake: Press Release

On May 4, 2024, the National Crappie League held a Division I tournament and national qualifier at Lake Carlyle in Carlyle, IL. Anglers from various regions competed for the top honor and national championship qualification, with the event being hosted by the City of Carlyle and Clinton County Tourism.

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Doug and Renee Allen win their second event by taking first at Patoka Lake

The National Crappie League held a 2-day Division I event at Patoka Lake, Jasper, IN on May 26th and 27th, with Dubois County Tourism as the host. Anglers competed for a $10,000.00 prize and to qualify for the National Championship.

The anglers had to deal with periodic rain, steady wind..

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Baker & Wilson Win Lake Eufaula – Press Release

On April 19 & 20, 2024, Visit Eufaula and the City of Eufaula hosted a National Crappie League (NCL) Open Division tournament on Lake Eufaula, OK.. Anglers competed for a chance to win $20,000.00 and to qualify for the 2024-25 National Championship.

A front moved across the area during the tournament, bringing cooler temperatures. The wind was between 10-20 miles each day. Cloudy skies and winds with temperatures in the 50s made for a chilly day two.

JoJo Baker and Phillip Wilson took the lead on day one…

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Scott & Warlen Win Lake of the Ozarks  Press Release

The National Crappie League held an Open Division tournament of 2024 at Lake of the Ozarks on April 12th and 13th. The event was hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association and the Business District of Morgan County, Miller County, and Camden County.  Anglers were given the opportunity to qualify for the 2024-25 National Championship and compete for a payback of $20,000.

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Morgan Neal & Charles Bowman
win the Lake Washington, MS

Hosted by the Greenville – Washington County CVB, anglers competed for $10,000.00.  The weigh-in was held downtown at the historical, Hotel 27, 211 S Walnut Str. In Greenville, MS., and Emceed by Jim Bob Allgood of Redneck Adventures

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NCL Press Releases

Become an NCL
Affiliate Club or Trail

Are you a Crappie Club or State Crappie Trail President or Director?  If so National Crappie League has something EXCITING FOR YOU!  Join the National Crappie League family by becoming an NCL affiliate club or trail, and check out what we are going to do for YOU!

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