The KCC will then have its Veterans Day fishing tournament Nov. 10-11 at Clinton Reservoir. Morning registration and the 2 p.m. weigh-in will be at the Marina Ramp. Team entry fees are $250 per boat, with the big fish fee included. Proceeds in that tournament will go toward purchasing fishing licenses for disabled Kansas combat veterans.
The KCC’s fourth annual Toys for Tots benefit tournament will wrap up the year Dec. 1, also at Clinton. Entry is $40 per team plus one toy donation, which registers anglers for the big fish award. Takeoff is at safelight from the Marina Ramp with the weigh-in at 2:30 p.m.
For more information on the Kansas Crappie Club, visit http://www.kansascrappieclub.com or contact Joe Bragg at (785) 220-6404.
KCC SCHEDULE FOR 2019
The KCC and Special Olympics Kansas recently announced a benefit tournament set for next spring that will go toward funding for the Special Olympians.
The Special Olympics Kansas Crappie Tournament is scheduled for April 27, 2019, at Clinton Reservoir in Lawrence. Tournament sign-in will be from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at Boat Ramp No. 2, located next to the marina at 1329 E. 800th Road. Takeoff will be at safelight, with the weigh-in at 2 p.m. Registration is $100 for a two-man team by April 19, which includes lunch — or $125 the day of the tournament — with $20 individual entry for the optional big fish contest.
Teams will weigh their 10 best crappie, and one place will be awarded for every seven boats in the tournament, with a 50 percent payback.
The KCC also unveiled a tentative regular-season tournament schedule for 2019, beginning with a two-day tournament April 6-7 at El Dorado Reservoir before the Special Olympics benefit tournament.
The club will then meet May 11-12 at Pomona, June 1-2 at Perry, July 6-7 at Toronto Lake, Aug. 3-4 at Melvern Lake, Sept. 7-8 at Milford and Oct. 5-6 for the KCC Classic at El Dorado.
Next season will be different in that the club competitions will be divided into two divisions, with the lower-tiered Division 2 fishing the first day of the tournament and the upper-tiered Division 1 fishing on the second day. Team entries will be $150 for D-1, which includes entry in the big fish contest, while D-2 entry is $50.
D-2 tournaments will be single-pole, single-jig format with only artificial baits and a single-fish weigh-in, while D-1 will stick to the club’s regular rules.
For more on the benefit tournament, contact Kim Brice at (785) 424-0830 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, download the registration form at http://www.ksso.org/events/.