Gearing Up for Cabela's Crappie USA Classic


The Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Crappie USA Inc., ?America?s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization? are proud to announce that this year's Cabela's Crappie USA Classic will be held October 12th-15th, 2011 on the Kentucky/Barkley Lakes at the Paris Landing State Resort near Paris, Tennessee. Anglers from 19 states have competed in local qualifying events across the country since last fall for the chance to qualify for the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. Anglers that qualified for this year's classic didn't have it easy by any means, with high waters and severe weather not only at the event, but traveling to and from many of the events as well.

Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day of competition, which could net them a part of this major payback at this year's Cabela?s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.

The Weigh In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Paris Landing State Resort Park on Hwy 79 east beginning at 3:00pm each day. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to come and learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams will be conducted after the weigh in. Spectators should make plans to bring their lawn chairs and get their early to get a good spot to watch this outstanding 2-day weigh in. These are the top crappie anglers in the nation that converge at the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic to be crowned the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic Champions.

Nearly 195 teams from 19 different states have qualified for this year's classic.

Note: Not all qualifying teams will be able to fish the event due to work or other obligations.

Sponsor and Host Lodging Site

The Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all Crappie USA anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: 1-800-345-1103 or visit their website at: Host lodging for the event will be the Buchanan Resort, 785 Buchanan Resort Road, Springville, Tennessee. For those spectators and anglers that wish to spend the night call: 731-642-2828 or visit their website at:

Crappie USA ?Free Crappie Kids Rodeo?

Held in conjunction with the tournament will be the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday morning at the Paris Landing State Resort Park. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8:00am with the rodeo from 9:00am till 11:00am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $2,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela?s Crappie USA Classic.

Crappie USA and our anglers have contributed nearly $302,000.00 to the ?Crappie Kids? Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA ?Kids Fishing Rodeos?.

The Crappie Kids Free Fishing Rodeo has grown in many cities to be a major attraction drawing as many as 350 or more children from surrounding areas to compete for prizes and the chance at the $2,000.00 ?Crappie Kids? Scholarship. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please call Crappie USA Inc. at 270-395-4204. Please visit our website at

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