National Crappie League

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NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown    

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

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, saw anglers competing for top honors and a chance to qualify for the National Championship.

The weather was sunny to partly cloudy, with temperatures in the low 80s and a light breeze. The Allens continued their winning streak by weighing in 7.17 lbs., securing first place. They were the only team to break the 7 lbs. barrier and mentioned it was a beautiful day with no wind. They fished up the river Mississinewa, covering a lot of water, and found three areas holding males and females in 4 to 10-foot waters. They earned $2,100.00 and an additional $200.00 as the top Male-Female team.

Ben Grumbles and Nate Noblitt took second place, weighing in 6.26 lbs. They also fished Lake Mississinewa in 5-foot waters, casting jigs to suspended females. The team earned $1,000.00 for their efforts.


Mark Strunk and April Hamilton placed third overall with 5.56 lbs. The team also had the second-biggest fish with a 1.68 lb. slab. They mentioned it was rough reaching the 9-inch size limit and were casting all day, chasing suspended fish in 10-15 ft waters. They earned $920.00.

Latin Mckinney took fourth place with a 5.59 lb bag. He also had the biggest fish and won $680.00 for the day, catching all his fish on bobbers and black chartreuse jigs.

Rounding out the top five was the team of Mike and Gary Roach with 4.79 lbs. Justin and Montie Moore took the top Multipole honors with 4.16 lbs, earning them $200.00.

Next on the trail is Ross Barnett in Ridgeland, MS.  The tournament is an Open Division event and will pay back 100% Plus a $50.00 per boat big fish from the National Crappie League.

Special thanks to local sponsors including Nothead Tackle, Quality Plumbing & Heating,  Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Bass & Bucks, Millwright Solutions, Market Street Grill, Complete Glass Solutions, Wendt Rigging, Miami County Tourism, Visit Wabash County IN, MFR Real Estate, Wabash Eagle Lodge, Harry’s Old Kettle, Brandt’s Harley Davidson, Issac Walton League, Grandstaff Hentgen, Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate, Woody’s, Snyder Tire, S & S Bait & Tackel, Wabash Vault & Monument & Sherm’s Marine.

Thanks to our national sponsors including Carzone, Power-Pole, Rockport Rattler, O’Reilly Auto Parts, DMF Bait Co., Compass LIthium, Pro Control, Engel Coolers, Crappie Brakes, HiTec, The Live Scanner, Midsouth Tackle, Slider, Everharts Outdoors, Amped Outdoors Lithium, BnM Poles, Crappie Magnet,  ATX Lures, K9 Fishing, Fish USA, Black Speck Fishing, Prodezigns, Crappie Now,, Nothead Tackle, Top Notch Interiors, Quality Plumbing Heating and Jenko.

Upcoming Division I Events for the 2024 tournament season.

Oct 12, 2024 • Division I • Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Upcoming Open Division Events for 2024.

June 7 & 8, 2024 • Open Division • Ross Barnett, MS

June 14 & 15, 2024 • Open Division • Truman Lake, MO

June 28 & 29, 2024 • Open Division • Sardis Lake, MS

Oct 18 & 19, 2024 • Open Division • Grenada Lake, MS

Upcoming Wild Card events.  Wild Card events are guaranteed 100% payback.  Both Division I and Open Division compete.  Division I competes on Saturdays, and Open Division teams compete both Friday and Saturday.

Sept 13 & 14, 2024 • Wild Card • Clinton Lake, KS


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