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 Div. I Events
Minimum $20,000.00 Payback at Open Events
Payback 1 in 4 teams
Classic Div. I Guaranteed $15,000.00 First Place Minimum
Classic Open Div. Guaranteed $25,000.00 First Place Minimum