Crappie USA, the nation’s largest crappie fishing tournament series, will make its return to Grand Lake St. Marys on April 15 and 16, 2016, with a two-day Super Event that promises fun for budding crappie enthusiasts and seasoned anglers alike.

Boasting cash and prize paybacks totaling $10,000, the Crappie USA Two-Day Super Event is brought to you by NKTelco and BrushPile Fishing, the popular World Fishing Network and television program hosted by St. Marys native Russ Bailey, and sponsored locally by the Lake Improvement Association, Bud’s Chrysler, Bayview Sun & Snow, Reliable Tent Rental and Celina Eagles/Mercer County Civic Foundation. Qualifying anglers, whether amateur or pro, will advance to the $100,000 Cabela’s Crappie Classic to be held this fall at Kentucky Lake.

Lake Improvement Association Vice President Mark Piening presents NKTelco Media Sales Specialist Renee Lauth and NKTelco General Manager Preston Meyer with a sponsorship check for $2,500 for the Crappie USA Two-Day Tournament Super Event, to be held April 15-16, 2016 at Grand Lake St. Marys. More information available at (L-R: Lauth, Piening, Meyer). 

“The Lake Improvement Association is thrilled to partner with NKTelco to bring Crappie USA back to Grand Lake St. Marys, which is one of the Midwest’s premier crappie fishing destinations,” said LIA Vice President Mark Piening. “Part of our mission is to promote lake recreation, and this is a way to solidify Grand Lake St. Marys’ reputation as a hotbed for sport fishing with a tournament that will undoubtedly bolster local businesses.”

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