CLINTON LAKE – Here’s a deal for anyone who loves to fish, is competitive and wants to contribute to a good cause. Special Olympics Kansas is hosting a crappie fishing tournament April 28-29, 2018 at Clinton Lake, near Lawrence. Proceeds from a portion of entry fees will benefit Special Olympics Kansas. The event is open to two-person teams who must fish from boats.
Tournament sign-in will be open from 5:30-6:30 a.m. on both days, and the registration fee is $100 per two-person team. Fishing will begin at safe light each morning and end at 2 p.m. each day. Boats will launch from Boat Ramp No. 2, next to Clinton Marina, 1329 E 800th Road in Clinton State Park. Teams will weigh in their 10 best crappie (10-inch minimum length limit).
The tournament’s pay-out schedule will be 50 percent of registration fees, paying one place per seven boats, plus “Big Crappie.” On Saturday night, a fish fry will be open to the public for free-will donations.
Special Olympics Kansas empowers persons with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Competitions and clinics are conducted across Kansas throughout the year in sports such as basketball, powerlifting, track and field, swimming, bowling, softball, golf, soccer and bocce.