Fishing Tournament


Lake Chicot will be one of the six fishable lakes in the March 1 prelude to the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters 2014 National Championship.

Anglers will want to attend the one-day national qualifier to get experience on the lakes that will hold the 2014 championship. Fishable waters are Lakes Washington, Lee, Paradise, Ferguson, Whittington and Chicot.

The tournament competition is open to the public. Membership is required. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 4:30 p.m. The weigh-in will be held at the Greenville Inn & Suites at 211 South Walnut in Greenville.

Anglers may enter the lakes at any public boat ramp accessible by all anglers.

Late entry and voucher pick up is February 28 at 5 p.m. at the Trop Casino, 240 Walnut Street in downtown Greenville, Miss. A banquet will be held at 6 p.m. and the rules seminar will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information call Crappie Masters at (660) 351-4187 or go to

Sponsors are Greenville/Washington County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Trop Casino, Mitchell Distributing, Budweiser, Greenville Inn & Suites, Roadway Inn, Lake Village Arkansas/Lake Chicot, Lighthouse Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, WDMS 100.7, 97.3 WGVM, Southern Stars RV and Cabins, Bait N Thangs Bait Shop, Roy’s Store/Cabins/RV Park/Campground, South Shore Cottages, Cow Pen Restaurant, Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub, Sherman’s Restaurant, Turn On Inn & Pecan Grove RV Park, El Toro Mexican Cuisine, Delta Brewing Supply, The Gator Den Store, Delta Revisited and Cicerio’s Restaurant.

National sponsors are Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Nitro Boats, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Mercury Motors, Road Runner by Blakemore, Power-Pole, Tite-lok Rod Holders, Martin Metal LLC., Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Johnson Fishing, Midsouth Tackle, Grizzly Jig Company, Spike-It, Rockport Rattler, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, The Original Rod Sox, B’n’M Poles, Slider, Ozark Rod Company, Bugband, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Transducer Saver, KeepAlive, Koolwell, Wild River, Crappieholic, Valley Fashions, Ziptailz, Off Shore Tackle, Onos Sunglasses, Navionics, Ear Visors, Wrap Enterprises, Zeko Shoes, Fizards, Rig Rap, Southern Tackleworks, and Huffman Publishing.