Crappie USA Tournament Set For Oct. 30-31 at Lake Cumberland

SOMERSET, Ky. — Crappie USA will return to Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland Oct. 30–31 with a tournament and a chance for local anglers to compete for cash, prizes and advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic in 2016.

The Crappie USA Tournament is part of the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games being held during October.

A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Holiday Inn Express in Somerset. Sign up begins at 5 p.m. This seminar is open to the public.

The tournament weigh-ins will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, at the General Burnside Island State Park Boat Ramp beginning at 3 p.m. This is an opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top five teams will be conducted after the weigh in.

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New this year for this tournament is a kayak division where kayak anglers compete against other kayak anglers only.

Held in conjunction with the tournament will be the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday morning at the Ruckels Pay Lake & Restaurant at Highway 27 and 70 in Somerset.

Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8 a.m. with the rodeo from 9-11 a.m. 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 prizes.

The Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Burnside Tourism and Kentucky Sports Authority welcome all Crappie USA anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions.
The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games feature a variety of outdoor events held across the state during October. These events illustrate the beauty of the outdoors in Kentucky, as well as the many adventure tourism opportunities.
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