Outdoor Kids LLC has rescheduled the Truman Lake tournament again due to high waters. The tournament for teens to win scholarships for college or trades schools is now scheduled for September 7, 2019. Sponsored by Crappie USA, Frontier Metal and Mid-State Seed, Teens Crappie Fishing for Scholarships, the tournament will be filmed and aired on the Pursuit Channel and hosted by National Champion Paul Alpers.
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 $2,000.00 ($1000 per team member) and fourth place $1,500.00 ($750 per team member) and the fifth place team earning $1,000.00 ($500 per team member). Anyone wishing to donate may do so by mailing donations to: Outdoor Kids Teen Crappie • 220 Mohawk Ave. Louisville, KY 40209 or call: 502-384-5924 / 573-280-8020 . All donators will be recognized at the tournament.
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. Teams must have a boater that is 21 years of age or older.
Registration and voucher pickup will be at 5:00 PM and the seminar-meeting will begin at 6:00 PM, at Bucksaw Marina & Resort, 670 SE 803 Rd., Clinton, MO 64735 on July 19th.
A mandatory cooler and live-well check will be at Bucksaw Marina & Resort from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Anglers will fish from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Weigh in will also be held at Bucksaw Marina & Resort. Anglers must be in the weigh in line by 3:00 PM.
Waters are off limits for pre-fishing from dawn on Sept. 2nd to dusk Sept. 5th. Anglers may pre-fish Sept. 6th but must be off the water at 4:00 PM.
A full set of rules are online at www.outdoorkidsllc.com. Anglers may download and mail in their entry form from www.outdoorkidsllc.com website or call in their entry at 502-384-5924 or 573-280-8020.
Outdoor Kids will hold a Kids Fishing Rodeo on Sept. 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Bucksaw Marina 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, Pro Dezigns, Engel Coolers, Crappie Magnet, Pro Built Jigs and Bobby Garland Jigs.
Local Sponsors for the Lake of the Ozarks tournament are: Bucksaw Marina & Resort, Hidden Lake Resort, Nee Nee’s Italian Restaurant, Walmart, KDKD 95.3 Radio, Lake TV, Compass Health, Stump Jumper Series Products, Farmers Bank, Bakers Bait & Tackle, Puddle Jumpers Bait & Country mart, Truman Lake Marina & Power Sports LLC, Benton County Tire & Supply, Oak Star Bank, Sluggers Service, Dietz Family Buffet, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Everharts Outdoor Store LLC, Cody’s Guide Service (Bait & Tackle), Hawthorne Bank, El Camino Real Mexican Food, Johnson Tax Service LLC and the Law Offices of Dull & Heany LLC.