Crappie Masters National Championship 2020 Results: Ouachita River

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Big Results from a Big Event

Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Crappie Masters is perhaps the most competitive and recognizable crappie fishing tournament trail in the country. Understandably, the National Championship is the trail’s largest event of the year.

In 2020 alone, Crappie Masters had events scheduled at some of the top crappie fishing lakes in the country, including Truman Lake, Lake Grenada, and Lake D’Arbonne.

The massive, two-day event was held between Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th on the Ouachita River near Monroe, Louisiana. Numerous anglers mentioned during the event’s off-hours that fishing a river was considerably different than fishing for crappie from a lake.

That said, there were plenty of impressive fish caught over the weekend.

Over one hundred teams took the water for the event, though numerous anglers fished without a co-angler.

Ultimately, the championship went to Eric Cagle of Alabama. The long-time crappie angler received a ton of praise and congratulations on social media from friends, family, and fellow competitors.

Cagle was fishing solo. His weight total was an impressive 28.81 pounds.

Rounding out the Top 3 were the duo of Dustin Harris and Kelley Graham (in second place with a weight total of 27.93 pounds) and Robert Carlile (in third place with a total weight of 27.36 pounds).

Carlile was also fishing independently.

A Heartbreaking Turn of Events for a Popular Crappie Angler

Josh Jones, an angler and charter captain from Oklahoma, has quickly become one of the most popular crappie anglers on Facebook.

After the first day of fishing, Jones took to the platform to share a disappointing story. Just before weigh-ins, his big fish of the day — a 2.51 pounder — died, dropping what would have been a clear first-place Day One total considerably. Since fish have to be weighed alive, they were unable to qualify toward his tally.

On the second day, however, things got even worse…

Jones posted again, this time sharing that a dozen two-plus-pound crappie had died in his live well.

Hundreds of people chimed in with potential solutions for future events, but the results surely have to be heartbreaking.

Jones, who fished alone, did earn the Rookie Team of the Year trophy — a slight consolation.

Full Event Results

PlaceAnglerCo-AnglerTotal Weight
1Eric CagleNone28.81
2Dustin HarrisKelley Graham27.93
3Robert CarlileNone27.36
4Heath RogersLance Billberry26.97
5Tony HughesNone26.22
6Larry GorhamDalton Gorham25.85
7Tony SheppardMike Sheppard25.08
8Chris FieldsJared Riser25.01
9Wes BarmoreMark Theodus24.86
10Richard BowlingGarry Lee24.66
11John HarrisonJeremy Aldridge24.65
12Tony BurnworthRaymond Searcy24.55
13Brandon SmithNone24.41
13Matthew RogersBruce Rogers24.41
14Shannon PorterJason Thomas24.4
15Greg LondonLamar Bunting24.06
16Josh JonesNone23.95
17Terry StewartCole Stewart23.73
18Ronnie CappsSteve Coleman23.71
19Chris CoffmanJoey Johnson23.53
20Josh BradleyCaleb Jones23.36
21Charlie BuntingTravis Bunting23.32
22Trey UnderwoodTucker Underwood23.15
23Jesse BelkEddie Truhitt23.08
24Jason SandageBa Thorton23
25Brian McGheeSavannah McGhee22.85
26Dusty McGeheeJohn Harrison22.82
27Jeremy MattinglyBrittany Mattingly22.78
28Josh LovettShawn Salyers22.52
29Tj PalmerAlex Palmer22.15
30Ronnie TurnerNone22.02
31Mark JosephTroy Hoover21.97
32Bo TisdellJerry Graham21.25
33Matt SaterfielPeyton Hemphill20.88
34Chad TurnerStevie Yates20.86
35Tommie RoperJarad Roper20.8
35Donald McClishDon McClish20.8
36Steve MarquisKeith Sullivan20.67
37Terry RichardKent Williams20.6
38Brandon ThreadgillJason Threadgill20.43
39Tim BlackleyDan Porter20.22
40Jason MorganStephen Haling20.13
41Zack KaltefleiterMike Moulton20.1
42Andrew PateChris Weaver20.02
43Clay GannTodd Froebe19.46
44Jason DudleyBlake Ray19.37
45Dave JohnsonNone19.15
46Chris ChandlerGarrett Pilkington19.08
47Jamie KincadeJoe Maner18.43
48Mark McClureFrank Haidusek18.41
49John SoukupZeke Anderson18.15
50Matt MaviglianoWade Recker18.03
51Bobby NolaBobby Nola Jr17.8
52Stephen RobertRob Bergeron17.53
53Chase MelderMatt Foster17.51
54Donnie CarterChris Buck17.29
55Craig NicholsJoey Ross16.88
56Eric HowardLeann Howard16.75
57Billy BaughmanDanny McDonald16.64
58Mike ScarboroughBrandon Scarborough16.37
59Josh StarkeyJosh Davis16.31
60Larry PonderSonya Ponder16.08
61Dan DannenmuellerSue Dannenmueller15.81
62Randy WolfJames Butz15.78
63Charles MormanMike Onthehill15.47
64Gerald OverstreetBeth Ann Overstreet15.35
65Jay JohnsonMary Johnson15.2
66Jeff QuineNone15.12
67Kevin JonesBilly Don Surface15.1
68Keaton StandstipherLes Standstipher14.97
69Samuel CooperTommy Kinsler14.61
70John HamiltonTrae Hamilton14.33
71Tim CumbieJerry McCready14.07
72Edward ShawnReuben Shawn13.65
73Matt HicksNone13.08
74Robert RussellClinton Joseph12.21
75Dewayne PlumbJacob Plumb12.08
76Chase TeasleyJames Oakes11.56
77Kevin RogersCharlie Rogers11.13
78Amos LivingstonJohn Livingston10.99
79Kyle JuddClint Judd10.96
80Reece JumpKaelie Jump10.94
81Garrett SteeleRandy Luttrell10.79
82Tim PillowsNone9.14
83Tony ThomasRonnie Bleas8.87
84Ken MeyersMark Taylor8.54
85Travis BrownLeslie Johnson8.07
86Michael KimbleJeremy Davis8.06
87Tony SmithTony Smith Jr6.72
88Don WellsWade Pearce5.87
89Brandon ArrantBobby Arrant5.29
90Ricky CliftonRon Upchurch4.05
91Keith MooreJay Moore3.97
92Paul AlpersClint Hibdon3.6
93Neal PaceNone3.19
94Shane WalkerJessie Williams0
94Darin LankfordHunter Bowling0
94Scott StephensonAndrew Adair0
94Byron DenleyCody Bryant0
94Derek OsbonBilly Sanders0
94Wayne WyantNone0
94Troy GarrettEli Garrett0
94Gilford SipesShannon Sipes0
94Justin LeeSteve Ward0

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