Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000.00 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois March 14th & 15th, 2014. Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today. This year's classic will be held October 16th-18th on Lake Cumberland at Somerset, Kentucky.
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 13th at the William County Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion. Sign up will begin at 5:00pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7:00pm local time. 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. Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation. The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
About Williamson County: Williamson County is located where Interstates 24, 57 and Illinois Route 13 intersect. Here in the heart of Southern Illinois our visitors can enjoy a variety of activities centered on sports, outdoor leisure, and family oriented events. With over 50 locally owned restaurants and many antique and specialty stores, Williamson County has something to offer everyone. We invite you to explore, discover, and unwind in beautiful Southern Illinois.
About WCTB: The Williamson County Tourism Bureau was established in 1986 to promote memorable travel experiences throughout the various communities in our area. Our organization is a not- for- profit 501(C) 6, governed by a Board of Directors made up of community leaders from the various towns we serve and lead by Executive Director/CEO, Shannon D. Johnson.
The mission of the Williamson County Tourism Bureau is "To lead the way in coordinating a unified promotional and development effort, which will increase the quantity and expenditures of visitors to Williamson County and Southern Illinois maximizing Tourism's contribution to the local economy."
Information is available at http://visitsi.com/