Cherokee County’s annual “Crappie Rodeo” is now underway.
Fishing experts from far and wide make the trip each year to test their skills – and this time around the tournament features its biggest possible combined payout ever, with more than $180,000 in cash prizes just waiting to be reeled in.
A total of 1,013 tagged crappie have been released into Weiss Lake, with 998 of those being worth $50.00 each, two at $1,000 each and 13 valued at $10,000 each on various dates over the course of the tournament.
Prize fish are easily identifiable through their fluorescent orange tags – each $10,000 fish is outfitted with a florescent yellow tag.
Tim Pentecost and Sam Marko with the Weiss Lake Improvement Association paid a visit to the WEIS Radio studios Tuesday morning to discuss this year’s event:
To hear that interview in its entirety simply click the link below:
This year’s Weiss Lake Crappie Rodeo continues through April 30th. The 2017 Weiss Lake Crappie Rodeo is brought to you by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Weiss Lake Improvement Association.
Weiss Lake Improvement Association meetings are open to the public and they are held the third Monday of every month, at 5:30pm, in the Cherokee County Administration Building’s Conference Room (Cedar Bluff Road in Centre).
CRAPPIE RODEO BADGES CAN BE PURCHASED AT THESE LOCATIONS:
Bay Springs Country Inn & Campground
130 County Road 112, Centre AL / (256) 927-3618
Big Oak Campground
830 County Road 732, Cedar Bluff, AL / (256) 526-8723
Cedar Bluff Sporting & Pawn
4751 Alabama Highway 68, Cedar Bluff, AL / (256) 779-6454
Highway 68, Cedar Bluff, AL
5770 Weiss Lake Boulevard, Leesburg, AL / (256) 526-7800
Glenda’s at Cowan Creek
5330 County Road 22, Centre, AL / (256) 475-3670
Harton’s Nursery & Grocery
2205 Alabama Highway 68 East, Cedar Bluff, AL / (256) 779-6680
Little River Marina & Lodge
1780 County Road 102, Cedar Bluff, AL
Piggly Wiggly (Cedar Bluff)
3800 Alabama Highway 9, Cedar Bluff, AL / (256) 779-6284
The Cove at Riverside
1210 County Road 131, Cedar Bluff, AL
Walmart of Centre (Sporting Goods)
1950 West Main Street, Centre, AL / (256) 927-9900
Weiss Lake Lodge
998 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL / (256) 927-1501
Weiss Mart Marina
3480 Alabama Highway 9, Cedar Bluff, AL / (256) 779-3474
Yellow Creek Falls Fish Camp
Highway 273, Leesburg, AL