Crappie Masters to return to Millbrook for fourth consecutive year | Events
(Millbrook, Alabama) – The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Alabama State Championship tournament will be held in Millbrook for the fourth consecutive year. Anglers from across the Southeast will gather in Millbrook to compete in the tournament for thousands of dollars and prizes and to qualify for the national tournament later this year. Anglers will fish the waters of the Alabama River on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Preliminary events are scheduled for Thursday, March 21. The 2013 tournament is sponsored by Elmore County Commission, the City of Millbrook and the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
Millbrook and the Alabama River have become popular spots on the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament Trail. The waters of the Alabama River have historically produced record breaking tournament weights for the competing anglers. Plus, the City of Millbrook, together with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, has provided hospitality second to none for this event. In addition to the anglers, the tournament attracts fishing industry companies and outdoor sports writers to the three day event.
The Mill Creek Sports Complex located at 3400 Shirley Lane in Millbrook is the site of the weigh-ins to be held Friday and Saturday afternoon. The public is invited to join the anglers at both weigh-ins. Anglers are required to be in line by 4:30 pm. Cash and prizes will be awarded at the final weigh-in on Saturday.
The Crappie Masters organization supports future generations of outdoor sportsmen. This year, the Crappie Masters organization together with Bass Pro Shops will host a Kid’s Casting Contest at the Mill Creek Sports Complex. Kids will have fun while learning fishing skills and will receive prizes from Bass Pro. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the casting contest begins at 9:00 am.
Tournament rules allow anglers to weigh-in a total of 14 fish; seven fish per day. All fish must be alive at the weigh-ins and will be placed in a storage tank to be kept alive and healthy for release back into the Alabama River. The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters organization takes pride in their catch and release program. Typically 100% of all crappie caught are released live back into the water.
The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail stretches from Iowa to Florida to Texas. The Tournament Trail is known for its 100% payback in cash and prizes for two-day tournaments. Crappie Masters is sponsored by more than 50 national sponsors with Bass Pro Shops serving as a major sponsor.
For more information about the 2013 Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Alabama State Championship tournament visit www.crappiemasters.net or contact Paul Alpers, (573) 280-8020 or Bobby Brown, (417) 532-0244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Information Source: City of Millbrook