National Crappie League Visits the Sardis Lake,

Sardis, Mississippi

Sardis Lake Press Release

NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown      Date: April 25, 2023

The National Crappie League (NCL) heads to Sardis, Mississippi, for an Open tournament on June 3 & 4, 2023, where competitors will fish for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to qualify for the NCL National Championship. The City of Batesville, Sardis and Panola County Tourism, and Crappie Brakes welcome fishermen, families and friends.

Paybacks will be 100% or more, guaranteed. All anglers are eligible to compete in NCL’s Open Division. This is a two-day tournament with a guaranteed minimum of $20,000 payback. Big Fish $2,000. The highest-placing senior, adult/youth and male/female teams will be awarded at this event.

Sardis Lake is 98,000 acres. It produces quality fish, especially in the 11-14 inch range but has plenty of crappie over 15 inches. Numbers are great, too. It’s the number two ranked lake in the nation by CrappieNOW Magazine. This tournament should produce good weights.

Registration and Tournament Meeting

You must be registered by midnight, May 26. Visit for rules and registration. For questions, contact A meeting will be held June 2, at the Batesville Civic Center, 290 Civic Center Drive, Batesville, MS. Sign in will be at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, meeting at 6:00 pm.

Fishable Waters, Off-Limits, and Fishing Hours

Fishable waters are all legal waters of Sardis Lake. Off-limits is 4:00 pm on the day of the pre-tournament meeting. Tournament fishing hours are 6:30 am – 2:30 pm. Shotgun start at safe light.

Launch and Weigh-In Site

Engineering Point Boat Ramp, Public Use Area off of Highway 315, Blackjack Road, Sardis, MS. Fishermen must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30 pm.

Free Kids Rodeo

A free Kids Rodeo will be held on June 3, at the weigh-in site. Registration is from 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Fishing is from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. This is for kids 12 and under, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring your pole and bait. Enjoy the fun and prizes.

Sponsor and Host Lodging

The City of Batesville, Sardis and Panola County Tourism, and Crappie Brakes would like to welcome all NCL anglers and their guests to the area. They invite everyone to enjoy the fishing and visit the area attractions. For more information, visit (662-487-2371), (662.902.8314) and (662-563-4576).

Host Lodging:

Home 2 Suites, 443 Covenant Dr. Batesville, MS
Comfort Inn, 441 Covenant Dr. Batesville, MS

National Sponsors

NCL national sponsors include CarZone USA; Crappie Monster; Grenada Lake Resorts; H&H Rods and Reels; Fisherman’s Haven; Power-Pole; Rockport Rattler; Outlaw Lithium Batteries; Pro Controll; O’Reilly Auto; Team Crappie; Everharts Outdoors; Crappie Brakes; Ludwig Marine; Morris Marine; Charlie Brewer Slider; B’n’M Poles; Crappie Magnet; Jenko Fishing; Midsouth Super Jigs; SoreMouth Tackle; Quality Plumbing N Heating; Millennium Marine; Snacky Lures; CrappieNOW;; Prodezigns; Crappie Customs; Swamp Gear; Hook & Bullet; Slab Crazy Outdoors

Upcoming Open Events for 2023

May 6-7, Ouachita River, West Monroe, LA
June 3-4, Sardis Lake, Sardis, MS
June 24-25, Toledo Bend, Many, LA
Dec 9-10, Lake D’Arbonne, Farmerville, LA

Upcoming Division 1 Events for 2023

May 13, Salamonie & Mississinewa, Wabash, IN
Aug 12, Truman Lake, Clinton, MO
Sept 9, Lake of the Ozarks, Gravois Mills-Laurie, MO
Oct 7, Rough River Lake, Fall of Rough, KY
Oct 14, Lake D’Arbonne, Farmerville, LA

National Championship & Expo

February 15-18, 2024 – Ouachita River, Caney Lake and Poverty Point, LA

Crappie Monster
Grenada Lake Resorts | Grenada mississippi
CarZone USA