National Crappie League

Press Release

NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown    

Visit Eufaula and the City of Eufaula will host a National Crappie League (NCL) Open Division tournament on April 19 & 20, 2024.   Anglers will compete for a minimum of $20,000.00 and the opportunity to qualify for the 2024-25 National Championship.  The Open Division tournaments are open to all crappie anglers.

The entry fee is $500.00 with the big fish fee built into the entry.  The tournament guarantees a minimum payback of $20,000.00 and 100% payback of all entries.  The first big fish will be worth $1,000.00.  Anglers must be members of NCL which is $50.00 per member.   A late of $50.00 will apply if the team has not registered by midnight on April 14, 2024.

Late registration and the pre-tournament meeting will be on April 18, 2024, at Xtreme RV Resort, 203 Adams Ave., Eufaula, OK.    Late registration is from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with the meeting starting at 6:00 PM.

Anglers will fish from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM and must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30.

Anglers may fish all legal waters on Lake Eufaula.   The weigh-in will be at Nichols Point 120003 S. 4180 Rd. Eufaula, OK. The off-water limit is 4:00 PM on April 11, 2024.

The National Crappie League will hold a free kids’ fishing rodeo on April 20, 2024, at Nichols Points, the same location as the weigh-in.   Kids may register from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The kids will fish from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  Awards and prizes will be presented after the event.

The host lodging is Xtreme Resort, 918-707-5636.

Special thanks to all local sponsors including, Visit Eufaula, City of Eufaula, Xtreme RV Resort, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, Mama Tig’s Wood Fired Pizza, Toons of Eufaula, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, Dobber’s Road House, Pete’s Pizza & Wings, Hangin 8 BBQ, LA Tire Shop, and La Finca Mexican Grill.

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, Midsouth Tackle, Slider, Everharts Outdoors, Amped Outdoors Lithium, BnM Poles, ATX Lues, K9 Fishing, Prodezigns, Crappie Nows,, Nothead Tackle, Top Notch Interiors, Quality Plumbing Heating, and Jenko Fishing.

Upcoming Division I Events for the 2024 tournament season.

Division I events are a minimum $10,000.00 payback.

Apr 26 & 27, 2024 • Division I • Patoka Lake, IN

May 4, 2024 • Division I • Lake Carlyle, IL

May 18, 2024 • Division I • Lake Salamonie/Mississinewa, IN

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

Upcoming Open Division Events for 2024.

Open Division events are a $20,000.00 minimum payback.

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.

May 10 & 11, 2024 • Wild Card • Kentucky Lake, KY

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


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