Central Illinois Crappie Club - FOr REcreational & Competitive Crappie Anglers

The Central Illinois Crappie Club formed in April 2015 with a goal of creating a fun and friendly fishing atmosphere.  With over 80 members, all with varying skills, we encourage the sharing of tips and techniques with our fellow members.


  • Individual membership: $25 annual fee
  • Family membership: $40 annual fee 
  • Member tournaments with high paybacks
  • Family friendly, with kids events & cookouts
  • Emphasis on education & sharing of information
  • Partner with Army Corp of Engineers & IDNR to create fish habitats and assist with aquatic management
  • Private Facebook group for members only

Central Illinois Crappie Club is a non profit organization that plans to create an environment that accommodates the serious fisherman along with the recreational fisherman. 

The club will promote openness from tournament participants by having them share their ideas, techniques, and particular gear used after each event.

The club will present seminars throughout the year covering a wide range of fishing topics and will be determined at each executive meeting.

The club will promote kid friendly environments by allowing any child under 16 to join any 2 man team for any tournament.

The club will also promote family friendly environments by having a fish fry after certain events. 

The club will also promote participation for those interested in joining the tournament circuit by holding informal events to hone your fishing skills and learn how tourney events work.  When you are ready to move to the big circuit we will welcome you aboard.