Check the schedule, choose your lake and look at the tournament details page for date, times and location of the free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo!  Come have some fun!

Our mission is to create a crappie tournament trail that supports competitive crappie fishing for all anglers. From the everyday/ weekend angler to the seasoned pro, where all have a chance to compete at the National Championship on their level.

Our format is designed to promote fair competition for the everyday angler as well as the seasoned pro. Our Division I tournaments are limited to those that have not place in the top 5 in the past two years nor has not won $5,000 or more at any professional crappie trail and that are not a fishing guide.

Our Open Division two day tournaments are open to all anglers regardless of their previous placements and money earned.

We will award Seniors, Adult/Youth, Male/Females teams to the highest placing team at each event. We will be establishing a tournament for only multi pole fishing such as pulling and/or pushing (spider rigging).

Our National Championship will be in the spring of each year, beginning in 2024.

Our uniqueness continues with only allowing 5 live crappie to be weighed in. This will give more teams a chance to compete along with preserving the fish and the fisheries where tournaments are held.

Guaranteed Paybacks. NCL guarantees 100% of the entry fees and pay down 1 in 4 teams at each tournament. Big fish entries are included in our entry fee. Division I tournaments will guarantee a minimum of $10,000.00 payback regardless of the number of boats. Open tournament will be guaranteed a minimum of $20,000 payback regardless of the number of boats.

Anglers Weigh in 5 Live Fish
Guaranteed Minimum 100% Payback

Minimum $10,000.00 Payback
at Division I Events

Minimum $20,000.00 Payback
at Open Division Events

Payback 1 in 4 teams

Division I Events
Guaranteed $15,000.00
First Place Minimum

Open Division Events
Guaranteed $25,000.00
First Place Minimum