National Crappie League

Press Release

NCL Media Contact: Bobby Brown    

Kentucky Lake Wild Card Event May 10 & 11, 2024: Press Release

Kentucky Lake will be the home of the 2024 NCL Wild Card event, which will be the first of the year. The tournament will take place on May 10th and 11th and is hosted by the Kentucky Lake Tourism.

Amateur and semi-pro anglers can participate in Division I, which will take place on May 11th. The entry fee for Division I is $300.00 per team. Open Division teams will participate on both May 10th and 11th, and the entry fee for this division is $500.00 per team. Memberships for both divisions are $50.00 per person.

A late fee will apply for both divisions after midnight on May 5th, 2024. The payback is 100% for each division.

The pre-tournament meeting and late registration for open division teams will take place at Moors Resort & Marina, located at 570 Moors Rd, Gilbertsville, KY, on May 9th, 2024. Late registration and check-in will be from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and the tournament meeting will start at 6:00 PM. Division I teams can register on May 9th or May 10th after the weigh-in at Moors Resort Marina.

Anglers will fish from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and the weigh-in will take place at Moors Resort & Marina. The off-water limits are until 4:00 PM on May 9th, 2024, and anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 3:30 PM. The weigh-in is open to the public.

There will be a free kids fishing rodeo sponsored by NCL and DMF Baits on May 11th, 2024, at Moors Resort & Marina. Registration for kids will be open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, and the fishing will start from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Special thanks to local sponsors including Moors Resort & Marina, Kentucky Lake Tourism, Lake House Inn, Bad Bob’s BBQ, Cedar Hill Market, Fast Bass Marine, Confield Fishing Gear, Quality Inn, Jo Jo’s Cafe, Parcell’s Deli, Ken’s Tackle & Live Bait, Donley’s Marine..

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.

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


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