Thursday, March 9, 2017

New Fishing Tournament: American Crappie Trail

Written by Molly Coleman, Marketing Assistant 

There is a new fishing tournament coming to town! Ruston & Lincoln Parish are pleased to welcome the American Crappie Trail to Lake D'Arbonne! We are excited to be partnering once again with Union Parish to bring the latest crappie fishing tournament to our area!



The American Crappie Trail was started by fisherman for the fisherman! Their main goal is to provide anglers the chance to participate and compete in premier crappie tournaments with the highest guaranteed payout in the industry. The American Crappie Trail has an innovative, fresh approach to the crappie fishing tournament scene. They aim to provide the level playing field to the industry that has never been seen before for elite and weekend anglers!  

This tournament and their knowledgeable staff will raise the bar in the crappie fishing industry! Not only will they have the highest payout, but all tournaments will be televised! They will be using state-of-the-art trailers and weigh-in stations - these full production live internet weigh-ins brings much excitement!

One of the owner's of the American Crappie Trail, Matt Morgan, is very excited about bringing the new tournament to Lake D'Arbonne: 


"D'Arbonne is one of the 6 Lakes I handpicked because of the phenomenal resources the lake has to offer in conjunction with the awesome people that live in the surrounding communities. ACT is extremely excited about the March 31-April 1 event where someone is going to win a brand new Ranger boat! Crappie Fishing is going to the next level with ACT!" - Matt Morgan, co-owner of American Crappie Trail

ACT is also excited to announce one of the most well known outdoors man in the business as the TV host for 2017! Sam Heaton has been around crappie fishing his whole life and he is exited for the American Crappie Trail to get started!



Registration & Location Information - Registration for the American Crappie Trail Tournament and the appropriate registration forms can be found here. The registration fee to participate in the tournament is $425.00 and the late fee is $25.00, this applies after the ten (10) day off limit period is in effect. Participants must be members to register, become a member and register here!

The American Crappie Trail will be March 31-April 1,2017 on Lake D'Arbonne in Farmerville, Louisiana. 

Payouts - Based on 100 boats:
1st place: Ranger Boat RT188C - No matter how many boats entered, this is always the 1st place prize! 
2nd Place: $8,000
3rd Place: $5,250
To see the rest of the ACT Payouts visit here!


ACT Pre-Tournament Events: 
Wednesday, March 29 Evening -  Meet the Pros & Crappie Seminar Night including Spider Rigging & Trolling, Jig Fishing and Crappie Fishing 101 in Downtown Ruston
Thursday , March 30 Morning Brunch & Media Day @ D'Arbonne Pointe in Farmerville 
Thursday, March 30 Evening Registration, Food & Seminar @ Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston 

Where to Stay in Ruston - Sponsor Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites 
Address: 1707 Roberta Ave, Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: (318) 251-9800
Comfort Inn
Address: 1951 North Service Rd E, Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: (318) 242-0070

Click here to see all Rules and Regulations. Also, for more information and the ACT's latest updates follow them on Facebook and Twitter!







Molly is an original native of Mississippi and a proud current resident of Ruston, LA! Molly is a coffee addict and a self-proclaimed foodie. She loves running, traveling and college football. Molly is passionate for local charm and bringing others to love #RustonLA. 

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