Anglers from round the USA to descend on Santee Cooper Lakes for Tremendous Occasion March 12-13
SANTEE, S.C. — The Santee Cooper Lakes — Marion and Moultrie — would be the house of a Crappie USA particular two-day occasion in March because the fishing affiliation celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary specializing in crappie anglers.
The occasion is sponsored by Bass Professional Retailers/Cabela’s and can have crappie fishermen vying for a assured $10,000 payout for one-day occasions and $20,000 for two-day occasions. The three two-day occasions are rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19 and can be phased out when accomplished.
Anglers might also compete within the $50,000 factors race and a possibility to qualify for the Regional Championships and the 2021 Crappie USA Traditional. The Regional Championships will all characteristic a $25,000 payback and the Traditional can be highlighted by a $165,000 payback.
Anglers fishing the occasion can be testing their crappie fishing expertise in opposition to different anglers and no matter Mom Nature has in retailer. This occasion is a Area 2 qualifier within the new CUSA regional competitors.
Crappie anglers have a proper to get enthusiastic about spring crappie fishing because the chunk begins early in Florida and works its approach south. As crappie anglers take into consideration fishing Lakes Marion and Moultrie, they’ve visions of massive slab crappie. Also called Santee Cooper, crappie could be caught in good numbers and good dimension all yr lengthy on this SC impoundment.
There are reside timber, lifeless timber, deep water, shallow water, and open water. These lakes provide every little thing a crappie wishes and can problem anglers and their favourite crappie catching strategies.
The 2021 Regional Competitors is predicated on 4 areas. Every area can have its personal championship and factors can be tabulated each regionally and nationally. Go to the CUSA web site for full scheduling.
Groups might consist of 1 or two anglers, with a 3rd member allowed if the angler is below the age of 16 years outdated. Early registration could be completed on the CUSA web site at https://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Registration.cfm. Groups might also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by coming into on the obligatory pre-tournament seminar on the night time earlier than the event begins. Entry charges differ by size of event. All charges are posted on the web site linked above. Late entries are topic to a $25.00 late price.
Collaborating anglers should be a member of the American Crappie Affiliation (ACA).
Enroll at https://www.crappieusa.com/Membership_Information.cfm the place the assorted ranges of membership can be found. Every membership will embody a subscription to the Crappie Digest, the official publication of Crappie USA, and one of many prime crappie fishing publications within the nation.
Anglers will join at registration, be given a duplicate of pointers for social distancing, be given a duplicate of the principles, and be given their weigh-in voucher. At that time, they are going to depart the registration website.
On the weigh-in, social distancing can be maintained within the weigh-in line and only some groups at a time can be allowed to be within the line. Different anglers can wait in automobiles and boats. All employees can be carrying facemasks and we encourage all anglers and spectators to do the identical.
Registration and Seminar
Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar can be held the day earlier than the event on the Greatest Western Plus Santee Inn, 9059 Previous Quantity Six Hwy
Santee, SC, 803-854-3089.
Late Signal-in begins at 5:00 pm and runs to 7:00 pm. A Nationwide Sponsor Discipline Take a look at Product Drawing accompanies the seminar beginning at 7:00 pm native time. This seminar is open to the general public. These not fishing the occasion are inspired to attend this assembly and meet a few of the area’s prime crappie anglers. Social distancing guidelines will apply.
The Weigh-In Web site
The event weigh-in can be held at Santee City Corridor Gazebo, 194 Municipal Method,
Santee, SC. Fishing hours are 7:00 am to three:00 pm and all anglers are required to be in line by 4:00 pm. That is the right alternative for non-competitors to learn the way the massive ones are caught. Interviews of the highest 5 groups are performed following the weigh-in with social distancing guidelines in impact.
Event Host and Lodging Web site
The city of Santee, SC welcomes all Crappie USA anglers and their visitors to the world and hope that they take the chance to benefit from the native sights. For extra info on the world go to the web site at https://santeetourism.com/ or name 803-854-2152 ext. 203.
 Greatest Western, 9059 Previous Quantity Six Hwy, Santee, SC, 803-854-3089
 Hampton Inn, 9050 Previous Quantity Six Hwy, Santee, SC, 803-854-2444.
The variety of rooms within the space could also be restricted. It is suggested that contributors make their reservations early.
Crappie USA “Free Crappie Youngsters Rodeo”
No Crappie Youngsters Fishing Rodeo can be held together with the event.
The CUSA Traditional Championship can be held October 14th – sixteenth at Lake Hartwell, SC at Anderson, SC. The 2021 Crappie USA Traditional introduced by Bass Professional Retailers/Cabela’s encompasses a assured payout of $165,000 in money and prizes.
Nationwide Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Bass Professional Retailers Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Mustad Hooks, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Talon, Lake Grasp Maps, Gamma, B’n’M Poles, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Ego Nets, Brushpile Crappie, Charlie Brewer Slider, Crappie Now Journal, Jenko Fishing, Large Chunk Baits, Crappie Magnet, EFX Graphics, Fin n’ Frames, Crown Trophy, JR Madd Breading, Freaky Franks Deal with, EZ Drift, Allegro Marinades, Professional Controll, Bubba Blade, Flambeau, and Clean Strikes Seats.
For extra info on the Traditional and different CUSA occasions go to the web site at www.crappieusa.com and Crappie USA Event Path Fb Web page