Outdoor Kids LLC is holding its first crappie fishing tournament for teens to win scholarships for college or trades schools. Sponsored by Crappie USA, Frontier Metal and Mid-State Seed, Teens Crappie Fishing for Scholarships will be held first, on Lake of the Ozarks April 13, 2019. The tournament will be filmed and aired on the Pursuit Channel and hosted by National Champion Paul Alpers.
There is no entry fee for anglers to compete. At this time the tournament is limited to the first 100 teams to sign up. Anglers must hold a A.C.A. American Crappie Association membership which gives anglers a year membership with Crappie USA and Outdoor Kids. Students may participate in the tournament from the time they are going into their freshman year (having completed jr. high or middle school) up until the time they have entered college. At least one team member must be of the proceeding age. The other team member may be as young as 12 years of age. Students must be a resident of Missouri. Teams must have a boater that is 21 years of age or older.
Scholarships awarded are from sponsorship. First place will be guaranteed a minimum of $4,400.00 ($2,200 per team member), $3,000.00 second place ($1,500 per team member), third place will receive $1,500.00 ($750 per team member) and fourth place $1,000.00 ($500 per team member). A scholarship big fish prize is sponsored by Robert Taylor Insurance adding an additional $1,200.00 scholarship ($600 per team member). Anyone wishing to donate may do so by mailing donations to: Outdoor Kids Teen Crappie, 125 Ruth Ave, Benton KY 42025 Or calling 502-384-5924. All donators will be recognized at the tournament.
Registration and voucher pickup will be at 5:00 PM and the seminar-meeting will begin at 6:00 PM, at The Stables, 23 Spring Cove Rd, Sunrise Beach, MO., on April 12th.
A mandatory cooler and live-well check will be at Captain Ron’s from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Anglers will fish from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Weigh in will be held at Captain Ron’s on the Lake. 82 Aloha Land, Sunrise Beach, MO. Anglers must be in the weigh in line by 3:00 PM.
Waters are off limits for pre-fishing from dawn on April 8 to dusk April 11th. Anglers may pre-fish April 12th but must be off the water at 4:00 PM.
Outdoor Kids will hold a Kids Fishing Rodeo on April 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Captain Ron’s for kids 12 and under. Bring your pole and bait and have some fun!
Special thanks to our national sponsors, Crappie USA, Frontier Metals, Mid-State Seed, Hart’s Sauce, Power-Pole, Everharts Outdoors, Charlie Brewer’s Slider, Ozark Rods, Mid South Tackle and Pro Dezigns.
Local Sponsors for the Lake of the Ozarks tournament are: Lake TV, KS95 Radio, Captains Ron’s On The Lake, The Stables, Robert Taylor Insurance, The Lake House Inn, Johnson Tax Service, Compass Health Networks, The Bank of Versailles, Tri-County Lodging Association, Chance’s R Restaurant and Poly Lift.
The next Missouri Teens Crappie Fishing For Scholarships tournament will be Truman Lake on June 22, 2019.