A crappie tournament has been scheduled for April 3 on Washington and Ferguson lakes, Crappie USA announced.

The event is a qualifying event for the circuit's Cabela's Crappie USA Classic scheduled for October. 

Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie, which could net them a check along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.  
Registration and Seminar 

A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Friday evening at the Buster Brown Community Center, 400 East Robert Shaw in Greenville. Sign up will begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7 p.m.. This seminar is open to the public. For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.

The Weigh In Site 
The tournament weigh-in will be held on Saturday at the Ferguson Water Front on Downtown Main Street in Greenville beginning at 3 p.m. Interviews of the top 5 teams will be conducted after the weigh in.

Lodging site
Host lodging for the event will be the Rodeway Inn, 2700 Hwy 82 East, Greenville, Mississippi. For reservations call: 662.332.5666. Rooms maybe limited so make your reservations early and mention Crappie USA.

How to Enter 
You can enter our tournaments by filling out and sending in an entry form or by registering on our website at www.crappieusa.com before the deadline listed on the form. Teams may also enter at the pre-tournament seminar on Friday night. All late entries will be subject to a $20 late fee.
ACA membership is required to fish in our tournaments and a space is provided on our entry form for you to become a member. Teams may consist of one or two partners. Teams may have a third partner if third partner is under the age of 16. Pole limits for three-partner teams will be the same as two-partner teams.

Entry fees in all qualifying tournaments are $100 per team in the Amateur Division and $200 in the Semi-Pro Division. There is an optional $10 (Per Team) Big Fish Pot. All participants must be a member of the American Crappie Association to fish in these events. American Crappie Association membership is $25 for adults and $10 for spouse and youth memberships. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of Crappie USA, one of the top crappie fishing publications in the nation.

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 Ferguson Water Front at Greenville. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8 a.m. with the rodeo from 9 a.m. 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 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic.

Crappie USA and our anglers have contributed nearly $270,000 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 children from surrounding areas to compete for prizes and the chance at the $2,000 "Crappie Kids" Scholarship. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.