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Kids Fishing and Education is hosting a high school team tournament on Beaver Lake on April 26. Tournament will be open to all freshmen through senior students with no entry fees or membership charges. Students from any state or any school are invited to come and fish for $4,500 in scholarships and prizes. Included in this prize package is a bonus $1,000 scholarship awarded to the highest placing team fishing in a G3 Boat. Also included in the prize package is a new Minnkota Fourtrex 80 lb. thrust trolling motor to be awarded to the team weighing in the biggest fish of the tournament. These national sponsors make this event possible; Crappie Masters, Minnkota, Humminbird, Talon, Mid South Tackle, G3 Boats, BugBand and Johnson Fishing.

Sunday morning registration and rules meeting will be held at the Northwest Arkansas Mall, 4201 N Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703. Registration will begin at 5:30 AM on April 26 at the mall. Remember that you will need a parent/guardian to sign a release for you to fish. An entry form/wavier can be downloaded for printing here.

Fishing hours will be from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM on April 26. You must be in the weigh in line by 2:30 PM or you will be disqualified. Weigh in is at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Each team will be required to have a boating captain 19 years or older. Life jackets, PFDs, will be required to be worn by students at all times while in the boat. Boating captain can assist in all aspects of fishing except for: handling fishing poles, baiting hooks and netting fish. Trailering and launching is permitted at any access on Beaver Lake. Team can weigh a limit of 7 crappie and are to be brought to weigh in line in a cooler, buckets and tournaments bag are not acceptable. This is a crappie only tournament.

 

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Our mission is to provide kids the opportunity to fish, enjoy our natural resources and learn about conservation while providing them the opportunity to be awarded scholarships for higher education.

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