National Crappie League

Press Release

NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown    

National Crappie League Headed To Carlyle Lake: Press Release

The National Crappie League is organizing a Division I tournament on Carlyle Lake, hosted by the Clinton County Tourism and the City of Carlyle. The tournament is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2024, and is intended for amateur and semi-pro anglers. The tournament payout will be 100% plus an additional contribution of $25.00 per boat from NCL. The entry fee for each team is $300.00, while memberships cost $50.00 per person. If you haven’t registered before midnight on April 28, 2024, a late fee of $25.00 will apply.

The pre-tournament meeting and late registration will take place on May 3, 2024, at Mariner’s Village Resort, 1 Resort Dr., Carlyle, IL. Late registration and check-in will be between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM, while the tournament meeting will commence at 6:00 PM.

Anglers will fish from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and the weigh-in will take place at the Dam West Boat Ramp, 5 Marine Rd, Carlyle, IL. The off-water limits are until 4:00 PM on May 3, 2024. Anglers who wish to participate in the weigh-in must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30 PM. The weigh-in is open to the public.

Additionally, a free kids fishing rodeo sponsored by NCL and DMF Baits will take place on May 4, 2024, at Carylyle Visitors Center, Corp of Engineers parking lot. Registration for kids will be open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, and the fishing will commence from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Special thanks to local sponsors including Clinton County Tourism, City of Carlyle, Mariner’s Village, Henkel’s Hook and Arrow, The Keys Bar & Grill, Hazlet Cottage, Carlyle Lake U.S. Corp of Engineers, Complete Glass Solutions, Wednt Rigging, Miami County Tourism, MFR Real Estate, Swamp Tales Bar & Grill, Riverside Outdoors, Moon’s Suds & Slots, Flamingo Bar & 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, 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.

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.

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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