What is Crappiefest?

WHAT IS  CRAPPIEFEST? 

In just nine short years, CAT’s “Crappiefest” Tournament has become the largest and richest “Big Crappie” Tournament in the Country!  Each angler weighs in just one crappie, and you can fish from a boat, the bank, a dock, a kayak or a tube.  You can even wade-fish if you like!  With a tournament format like this, every single angler, regardless of skill level, has a chance to win serious cash! Crappie anglers of all ages can fish and the entry fees are reasonable enough to bring the whole family.  The entry fee for adults is $100 and junior anglers (17 and under) fish for free!!!

MARCH 26, 2022

  The 9th Annual Crappiefest Tournament is set for Saturday, March 26, 2022 on the famous Lake Fork.  The weigh in location is Rains High School in Emory, TX. 

Registrations will take place at Lake Fork Trophy Lures in Emory, TX.  

 IT’s BACK! – The “GOLDEN TICKET”  Each Crappiefest Adult participant will receive a “GOLDEN TICKET” when they check in at the weigh-in, EVEN IF YOU DID NOT CATCH A FISH!!!  At the conclusion of the weigh-in, a drawing will be held and 4 (four) lucky winners will convert their “GOLDEN TICKET” into $1,000 each.  Participants MUST BE present to win!  (The top 7 (seven) place winners will not be eligible for this prize), they are taking home more than $1000 anyway!

  • A record minimum guaranteed payout of $40,000 in cash is up for grabs!
  • The top twenty places will all pay out cash with 20th paying $250!
  • 1st place will pay out a minimum of $5,500 in cash!!!
  • SeaArk Monster Crappie Bonus (3+ pound crappie) is minimum of $7,500 in cash!!
  • The entry fee is only $100 per person (Plus a $5 convenience fee for online registration)
    • ONLINE REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!
  • CAT has teamed up with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) and a portion of all entry fees will be donated by CAT to the NOCC
  • Tournament hours:  7:00 AM till 1:00 PM; must be in weigh in line by 2:00 PM

HISTORY OF CRAPPIEFEST

March 27, 2021

  • 409 Anglers Participated 
  • Total payouts were $31,450
  • “Big Crappie” was 2.85lb by Jerry Leblanc, he got a check for $5000 plus another $1250 because he was a CAT member!! Thats $6250 for one fish!!!
  • Langdon Froebe caught a 3.10lb crappie in the JA division
  • JA took home over $2000 in prizes and trophies 
  • 38 Adults took home a check 
  • A donation of $9350 was made to the NOCC!!!!

March  28, 2020

  • The 2020 Crappiefest event was cancelled due to COVID-19

March  30, 2019

  • 304 anglers participated
  • The total payout was $26,150 in cash and prizes!
  • Two anglers weighed a “Big Crappie” at 2.39 pounds, both took home a check for $4,000 each
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $1,500!
  • 35 Anglers took home a cash prize!
  • $7,046 were donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition!
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

March  31, 2018

  • 364 anglers participated
  • The total guaranteed payout was $28,500 in cash and prizes!
  • The “Big Crappie” weighed 3.07 Pounds, netting the lucky angler $12,500 in cash!  $5000 for 1st place and an additional $7500 for the Norton Metals’ Monster Crappie Bonus
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $1,500!
  • 37 Anglers took home a cash prize!
  • $9,006 dollars were donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition!
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

April 1, 2017

  • 325 anglers participated
  • The total guaranteed payout was $22,500 in cash and prizes!
  • The “Big Crappie” weighed 2.93 Pounds, netting the lucky angler $5,000 in cash!
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $4,000!
  • 32 Anglers took home a cash prize!
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

April 2, 2016

  • 216 anglers participated
  • The total guaranteed payout was $20,000 in cash and prizes!
  • The “Big Crappie” weighed 3.20 Pounds, netting the lucky angler $9,000 in cash!
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $4,000!
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

April 11, 2015

  • 134 anglers participated
  • The total guaranteed payout was $13,000 in cash and prizes!
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $4,300!

May 9, 2014

  • 99 anglers participated
  • The total guaranteed payout was $12,605 in cash and prizes!
  • Junior Anglers took home awards and prizes valued at over $2,400!

HOW TO REGISTER

There are five ways to register:

  • At a CAT meeting prior to the date of the tournament
  • Mail in completed Entry Form to:
       P.O. Box 922 Royse City, Texas 75189
  • At the Lake Fork Trophy Lures on Friday March 26th from 5 PM to 6 PM
  • At Lake Fork Trophy Lures on the morning of the tournament from 6 AM to 7 AM
  • Online by clicking the link below:

CLICK BELOW TO ENTER ONLINE

LAKE FORK – CRAPPIEFEST March 26, 2022

$105.00

Register

Click here for Complete Rules and Entry Form

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