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Crappie USA $10,000 Super Event to be Held on Lake Monroe, Florida

Crappie USA Inc., "America's Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization" will hold a Super Event February 23, 2008 with a $10,000.00 Guaranteed payback on Lake Monroe, Florida.

Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie, which could net them a piece of the $10,000.00 payback along with the opportunity to advance to the regional event which will be held here on Lake Monroe April 25th-26th.

A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Friday evening 22nd at the Sanford Civic Center in Sanford, Florida. 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.

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Saturday the 23rd at the Palms Island Resort & Marina in Sanford, Florida beginning at 3:00pm. We are looking for a great weigh-in on Lake Monroe, which is known for excellent springtime crappie action.

The Seminole County Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to welcome all Crappie USA anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: 1-800-800-7832 or visit their website at www.visitseminole.com/tourism-cvb. Host lodging for the event will be the Palms Island Resort and Marina, Sanford, Florida. For reservations call 407-688-7644. Rooms are limited so make your reservations early and mention Crappie USA.

You can enter our tournaments by filling out and sending in an entry form or by registering on our website at www.crappieusa.com before the deadline listed on the form. Entry fees for Super Events are $200.00 in the amateur division and $300.00 in the semi-pro division. There is also an optional $10.00 (Per Team) big fish pot available. Teams may also enter at the pre-tournament seminar on Friday night. All late entries will be subject to a $20.00 late fee.

ACA membership is required to fish in our tournaments and a space is provided on our entry form for you to become a member. Teams may consist of one or two partners. If you made less than $2000.00 per team in Crappie USA tournaments last year, you may fish in either the Amateur division or the Semi Pro Division. If you made over $2000.00 per team last year, you may fish the Semi Pro Division Only. No product purchase necessary to fish either division. If you desire to join the point's race, your $100 team entry fee must be received prior to participation in an event for points to be tabulated. Points will be tabulated in the Semi Pro and Amateur Divisions.

All participants must be a member of the American Crappie Association to fish in these events. American Crappie Association membership is $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for spouse and youth memberships. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of Crappie USA, one of the top fishing publications in the nation.

Crappie USA "Crappie Kids Rodeo"

Held in conjunction with the tournament will be the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday morning at the Palms Island Resort and Marina. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8:00am with the rodeo from 9:00am till 11:00am. 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 one of the four, Crappie USA $5,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic.

Crappie USA and our anglers have contributed nearly $250,000.00 to the "Crappie Kids" Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Crappie USA "Kids Fishing Rodeos".

National Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Cabela's, Ranger Boats, Suzuki Marine, Tite-Lok Rod Holders and Acc., B'n' M Poles, Minn Kota, Humminbird Electronics, Adventure Products EGO Nets, J.R. Mad's, Eagle Claw, Eagle Claw Nitro Baits, Charlie Brewer's Slider Co., Food Source Lures, Big Bite Baits, TTI-Blakemore Road Runner, Vicious Fishing Line, Flip Stick Co., Southern Pro Tackle, Crappie Unlimited, Culprit Crappie Baits, AWD Baits, ANPAC, ("American National") Cruiser RV and Ron Gooding Insurance.

The following companies furnish product to help make these events possible: Kodiak Fish Attractants, Keep Alive, and Hydro Glow.

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