Mobile Menu Icon
Downtown Header

Experience Ruston Blog

Ruston will host American Crappie Trail National Championship

March 25, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP


ACT Logo 

RUSTON, LA (Mar. 25, 2019) – The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce that Ruston will host the American Crappie Trail (ACT) National Championship, Mar. 28-30, 2019. CVB has partnered with Union Parish and the Louisiana Office of Tourism to bring the championship fishing tournament to Lake D’Arbonne, with multiple events in Ruston and Farmerville.

The tournament will consist of 100 two-person teams from all over the country, staying in the area for several days as they practice and compete. The tournament takes the top 100 qualifying teams from the season to compete on Lake D’Arbonne. Over three days of competing, the qualifiers will be cut to the top 50 for day-two competing, and to the top 25 for the third and final-day competing.

The fishermen will have a registration banquet at the Ruston Civic Center on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at 6:30 p.m. A media day Wednesday, Mar. 27 and two weigh-ins Thursday and Friday, Mar. 28-29 will be held at D’Arbonne Pointe in Farmerville. The final championship weigh-in will be held in Railroad Park in Ruston Saturday, Mar. 30 followed by an awards banquet at the Ruston Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. to announce all winners.

Winners of the tournament take home a Ranger boat valued at $40,000. One hundred percent of the entry fees are also paid out, making the total tournament payouts to over $100,000. The value of prizes, ACT’s focus on conservation, the showcase of outdoor and fishing opportunities in North Louisiana, and media exposure of the event make this tournament highly beneficial for the area.

The public is invited to attend the drive-through weigh-in at Railroad Park, Saturday, Mar. 30 at 4 p.m. For more information. visit or call the CVB at (318) 255-2031.


About the Author

Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP Image
Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Full time destination marketer, part time gardener. Amanda has a love for travel and tourism, event planning and showcasing #RustonLA. She’s also very serious about coffee, wine, and true crime novels. Amanda implements the marketing, advertising, and public relations plans for the CVB.

Tags: Press

More Blog Posts

Gearin’ Up for Louisiana Tech Gamedays in Ruston, LA (9/4/19)Big Creek Trade Days (9/3/19)Strong Year Reported for Tourism in Lincoln Parish (8/22/19)Loyal Blue Weekends in Louisiana’s College Town (8/9/19)Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston (8/9/19)Louisiana Tech Special Collections, Manuscripts & Archives (7/31/19)Ruston Sports Complex Now Open (7/26/19)Peachy Summer Recipes (7/10/19)Best Coffee Shops In Ruston (7/8/19)Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston (7/2/19)Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/4/19)Ruston Peaches & Where to Find Them (5/30/19)BBQ Eats in Ruston (5/13/19)RUSTON STRONG (5/1/19)Tourism Development Grants Available (4/23/19)Downtown Food Park – The Latest in Ruston’s Culinary Scene (4/15/19)Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music (3/11/19)American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana (3/4/19)Loyal Blue Weekend wins 2019 Louey Award (1/30/19)Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish (1/29/19)Mardi Gras in Ruston (1/7/19)Bustamante, Causey Win Hospitality Award (1/7/19)Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020 (12/4/18)Holidays in Ruston (11/16/18)Places to Work & Study Remotely: Ruston, LA (10/29/18)Unique Eats: Seafood (10/22/18)Sundown Tavern: A Ruston Landmark (10/15/18)Local Seafood Favorites (10/9/18)Gameday Recipes (9/22/18)Rainy Day Fun (9/22/18)Best Burgers in Ruston (9/13/18)4 Must-Attend Events for Fall (9/5/18)Locals Love It: Sue Paperie (8/13/18)5 Things To Do in Ruston This Summer (8/6/18)Breakfast Stops in Ruston (6/29/18)Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/5/18)10 Best Mural Photos (5/23/18)5 Fun Kids Activities in Ruston (5/16/18)New Ruston Eats (5/8/18)Brunching at Beau Vines (4/13/18)10 Reasons to Get Outside in Lincoln Parish (3/20/18)Meal Deals for the College Students (2/12/18)30 Things to Do in Ruston Before You Graduate (2/8/18)Date Night in Ruston (2/7/18)Napper elected as chairman of Louisiana Travel Association’s board (1/26/18)Louisiana Tech University College of Education Wins Hospitality Award (1/15/18)Staying Healthy in Ruston, LA (1/4/18)5 Holiday Travel Trips (1/1/18)Eddie G. Robinson Museum: Hidden Gem of North LA (5/4/16)

Get Connected

Back to Top