Crappie USA to Return to Patoka Lake for Tournament

America’s top national crappie tournament fishing organization will make its return to Patoka Lake this fall for a tournament.

Crappie USA Inc. will be at Patoka Lake October 7th through the 10th. The tournament will be the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic with a pool of $100,000.

First place winners in both the Semipro and Amateur Divisions will also get a complete Ranger boat package. That will include a boat, Mercury motor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Hummingbird electronics and a trailer.

A pre-tournament seminar will take place at the Ramada-Jasper Inn and Conference Center on Thursday October 8th. The seminar will run from noon to 5 pm.

The Dubois County Visitors Center will be the sponsor of this event. For more information, you can call (800)-968-4578 or go to

Entry fees will be $150 per team in the Amateur Division and $250 per team in the Semipro Division.