National Crappie League
Visits Greenville, MS

NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown    

Morgan Neal & Charles Bowman won the Lake Washington, MS Division I tournament.    

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.

The Delta area had cool weather for days before the tournament, turning warm and windy on competition day.

Neal & Bowman weighed in 13.23  lbs to take the top prize.  They used a different technique than most other teams.  Having seen a lot of anglers using long poles during the Big Mamma event during the previous day and knowing the fish weren’t going to turn down baits.  The team decided to cast and try to make the first couple count.  Their strategy paid off and they earned $3,600.00.

Second place was the father-son team of William & Eli Garrett.  The Garretts were just behind the first-place team weighing in 13.16 lbs.  They also won 2nd big fish with a 2.65 lbs crappie, and top adult youth.  They earned $1850.00

Mike Jones’ Big Mama crappie/bass tournament was held the day before the NCL event.  The Big Mama event raises money for Camp Looking Glass.  In a very special moment, the youth was asked what he would do with that much money and said he was donating to Camp Looking Glass to help people out.

The father stated, “We have done well at the Big Mama events for a few years and always donate it back.  I asked him last night if we win the tournament, what you are going to do with that money.  Without hesitation he said, Camp Looking Glass.”  Camp Looking Glass is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit community organization that provides recreational activities for people with disabilities in the Greenville, MS area.

Third Kenny Wray & Alex Cochran took third place with a weight of 12.74 lbs. They weighed in the big fish of the tournament with a 2.90 lb crappie.  Earned $1450.00

The team stated their morning started out pretty slow.  It was an hour before they caught a tournament fish. Their fish were on the bottom hard to see and they had to slow down.  With about 30 minutes left in competition they got a big one in the boat to top off their weight.

Rounding out the top five were, the 4th place team of Mac Mabry & Carl Mangrum with a 11.57 bag earning them $600.00 and the 5th team of Chris Lovelace Mike Parks who weighed in 9.38 lbs. winning $500.00.  The tournament paid down the remaining field.

Dan & Sue Dannenmueller weighed in 8.44 lbs taking the multipole contingency and  7th place overall.  They earned $900.00 for their effort.

Special thanks to local sponsors including Greenville-Washington County CVB, Delta Lodging Group, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Roy’s Store and Cabins, WDMS 100.7 Radio, and 1 South 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.  Division I events are a minimum $10,000.00 payback.

Mar 16, 2024 • Division I • Weiss Lake, AL

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.

April 12 & 13, 2024 • Open Division • Lake of the Ozarks, MO

April 19 & 20, 2024 • Open Division • Lake Eufaula, OK

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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