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AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« on: January 18, 2024, 08:19 AM »
The Arizona Crappie Association (AZCA) Spring Crappie Fest with crappie tournament, open meeting, raffle, fish fry potluck, poker game, and campfire is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake.

The AZCA has the large group site reserved from Wednesday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 7th. Mark your calendars for this great event. Remember, on that Saturday, we have the crappie tournament, weigh-in, announcement of winners, presentation of trophies, followed by the AZCA meeting, raffle, and then the fish fry/potluck.  AZCA members and non-members are always invited.

You may RSVP on the Facebook Event. And please like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you don't miss out on future events.

You can download the Tournament Entry Form to see the tournament details.

Weekend Itineary

Wednesday, April 3rd - Friday, April 5th
2pm: The AZCA has reserved the large group site from Wednesday April 3rd through Sunday April 7th. Every vehicle will need a pass, which can be obtained by checking in the Alamo Lake Store upon your arrival. You will need to pay $15/day you are camping. AZCA paid members will have 2 nights payment reiumbursed. If you prefer to camp in your own campsite, you may reserve through the Alamo Lake State Park website.

Saturday April 6th
5:45am-6:15am (Cholla Group Campground): Tournament director takes entry forms in the Cholla Group Campground. Director will also check livewells. Please see the attached tournament form for details and you may print out and fill out ahead of time to save yourself time on tournament day.  The tournament director will release everyone at safelite from the Cholla Group Campground at safelight to launch their boat and immediately start fishing.

2:30pm-3pm (Cholla Group Campground): Weigh-in for the crappie tournament. Please see official rules as you may weighin as early as 2:30pm but no later than 3pm.  Make sure you checkin with the tournament director and please do not be late but if you know you will be, please let the tournament director know so we are not waiting for you.

3:25pm: Official AZCA meeting, open to everyone.  This is your chance to learn about the association and be voted in if you decide you'd like to join. AZCA members: be sure and get your AZCA membership form and money to our Membership Director, Kevin Morgan, no later than Saturday April 6th.

4pm: Raffle! Bring cash so you have a chance to win some of the awesome prizes being awarded.  This is your year to win!  Raffle prizes in prior years included: ACC Crappie Stix Rods, Jenco fishing gear, Guided trip with AZ Crappie Sniper Guide Service, Mudshark Marine gift certificates, AZ Lead Works fishing gear, Cameron's Custom Jigs fishing gear, Outland Firebowl Propane 58k BTU Firepit, Zero Gravity Chairs, Tactical LED flashlight, Bass Pro Gift Card, Cameron's Custom Hand Tied Crappie Jigs, AZCA Shirts, AZCA Stickers.

4:30pm: Fish cleaning. Please donate fish for this for the fish fry. This is a great opportunity for you to help!

6pm: Fish fry & pot luck dinner. The AZCA will fry the fish and hushpuppies. Everyone please bring a main dish, side dish, or desert to share.

7pm: Campfire. Please bring some firewood to share

8pm: Poker tournament hosted by Tommy FishMan

Sunday, April 7th
8am-11am: Camp tear down and clean up. Everyone is expected to clean up their own camp site leaving site cleaner than when you arrived. Recheck the area where fish fry potluck was at to help pick up trash and belongings there.

11am: SCF 2024 is over and everyone must leave the group campsite.

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For information and history about the AZCA, please see our Club Information forum post.

If you would like to become a member, please see our Club Membership and Club Meetings threads.

If you are new to this website or the AZCA Club and interested in attending this meeting, please feel free to introduce yourself here by replying to this forum post.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2024, 08:30 AM by OneBlade »

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2024, 11:58 AM »
I won't be able to make it this year due to a conflict with the Let's Talk Fishin' tournament on Saturday, April 6....

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2024, 07:17 PM »
Due to an out of state work event, I will not be able to make this years SCF. Very sad as this is my first ever missed event since joining the AZCA. Someone will need to step up and take over the Raffle , manage the Parking Pass's and Organize Poker.  My team will still be there...and I expect them to still dominate.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2024, 07:18 PM by FishMan »
When in doubt, set the hook!

Tom

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2024, 07:03 PM »
There's potential that I'll be coming back to AZ for this so I can defend the title. We'll see how the new job goes.....

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2024, 04:59 PM »
IAMMAC said he's coming back to defend the title and will help clean fish and help cook.

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2024, 05:51 PM »
IAMMAC said he's coming back to defend the title and will help clean fish and help cook.

I'll be there! 

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2024, 01:54 PM »
It looks like a great group of people are going to make it to the Spring Crappie Fest.  See below for important information:

* We are camping at the large group site #1/A Wed-Sun
* You must checkin at the lake store or station at park entrance to get your truck camping pass. Tell them you are with the Arizona Crappie Association and camping in the large group site. If you arrive too late, be sure and stop by in the morning to pick one up.
* AZCA members get Fri and Sat nights of camping paid for as a benefit of membership
* Please bring a side dish, dessert, etc. to share at the Saturday potluck.  We also need a person to bring plates, plastic forks/knives/spoons, and napkins.  Reply to this post on what you are bringing please.
* Please bring a bag of firewood for the Saturday campfire
* Crappie tournament entry forms provided on azca website (link provided in the comments) if you want to download and print one in advance.
* Crappie tournament on Saturday entry forms and live well checks are Saturday 5:45am until 6am-ish in the large group site. Weight of your largest 7 crappie place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and there is a "Wild Willie" biggest crappie payout as well. No crappie under 10" allowed.  Entry fee is $75 and that pays for the up-to-4 people you can have on your boat.  Max of 4 poles can be fished at a time from a boat. Boats need to be back at the large group site between 2:30pm-3pm.  Weight penalties occur for those who have not checked in with the tournament director before 3pm at the large group site.
* Bring cash for the crappie tournament (exact change preferred)
* AZCA meeting open to members and non-members held after the weigh-in. Lots of info including voting on next seaon's event dates and locations.  Please stick around for the meeting they usually only take about 15 minutes or so.
* Bring cash for the big raffle we'll hold after the meeting - 1 ticket for $10 or 6 tickets for $50 and we are giving away over $600 worth of prizes.  Your donations to the raffle held fund the AZCA events.
* Bring cash for AZCA merchandise as we have new shirts, cups, coozies, tumblers, and embroidered hats.
* I'll also have AZCA decals (free) for your truck, boat, or camper.

Thanks everyone for your help we couldn't do it without everyone chipping in.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2024, 02:31 PM by OneBlade »

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 06:16 AM »
I'm bringing a potato salad with plenty of hard boiled eggs in it.

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2024, 10:00 AM »
I will bring an apple/walnut salad to share We will drive up Saturday morning still not sure if we will fish the tournament or not

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Re: AZCA Spring Crappie Fest April 6th, 2024 at Alamo Lake
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2024, 09:34 AM »
At the group site, are there assigned camp spots we choose ahead of time or first come first serve?

 

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