After a cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus in 2020, the Crappiemasters Missouri State Crappie Trail returns to the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday, April 17 out of Captain Ron’s in Sunrise Beach.
This will be the second stop on the Missouri Crappie Trail series, and one of the most popular with anglers. Registration will take place 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 16 at Captain Ron’s.
The tournament cost is $100 per boat and is open to all anglers provided they are a Crappiemasters member which can be purchased at registration for $35 per person for the year. Cash or check only will be accepted, no credit or debit cards.
Tournament hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Teams must be in the weigh-in line at Captain Ron’s by 4 p.m. Teams may launch from any public boat ramp or they may leave from their dock if that is where their boat is housed.
Teams can be on the water at 5 a.m. but not fish until 7 a.m.
For more information, contact Brian Sowers by calling 660-351-2791 or by emailing
Crappie USA “Free Crappie Kids Rodeo”
A free Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be conducted in conjunction with the tournament at Captain Ron’s. An adult must accompany all participating children. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and younger.
Sign up for the Kids Rodeo is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 17, with fishing 9 to 11 a.m.
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.
All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of six Crappie USA $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually at the CUSA Classic. To date, more than $379,000 in scholarships has been awarded.