Fishing for a Cause

Mar 31, 2015

How about a little spring weather my friends! Bright sunshine and warm afternoons has turned the crappie on across the lower Midwest, and according to my various social media outlets, a lot of anglers are getting in on the action. There’s a big tournament coming up on Kentucky Lake that is going to land right on some of the best crappie fishing of the year.

Staci Gowan with a big crappie

Staci Gowan with a big crappie

The Henry County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse has planned the Second Annual Carl Perkins Center-Tosh Farm Annual Crappie tournament for April 25, 2015 at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake

Entry fee will be $55 per person. 100% of the application fee goes to fight child abuse and aid in the healing process. Applications can be found at local stores and online at, the tournament Facebook page or at the Center at 204 N. Brewer St. Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2015 ($10 late fee per person after that).

The Center is partnering with Tosh Farms again and various sponsors to host this year’s crappie tournament to raise money to benefit the prevention of child abuse in this community and aid in the healing process after abuse has occurred. Fishermen will begin by having their hooks in the water at 6:30 A.M. and are allowed to fish until 3 P.M. The weigh in will take place at Paris Landing.

Entry fee includes the Big Fish Contest for a prize of $250. There will be a payout total of $1000 payable to 1st, 5th, 8th, 10th, and last place. There will be other prizes as well from Southern Pro, Minn-Kota, Humminbird, Kroger, and the Crappie Wizard to name a few. These will be distributed at the weigh in. See a board member to donate for a chance to win a $1000 tackle box, trolling motor or depth finder. There will be a guide trip given away by the Crappie Wizard, and there will also be a guide trip donated by Bruce Mayfield for a child and his/her parent.