Birmingham, Alabama is known for lots of things. But after September, the city will add another
major event to its resume as Crappie Expo 2023 makes its way to the heart of Dixie.
Crappie Basics: Mark Your Calendar for Crappie Expo 2023
by Richard Simms, CrappieNOW Editor
After a record-breaking year in Branson, Missouri last year, the 2023 Crappie Expo is moving to Birmingham, Alabama. If you want to be part of the biggest crappie fishing show on Earth, mark your calendars for September 22-24, 2023 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
The Crappie Expo is the largest annual expo dedicated to the sport of crappie fishing and brings in the top industry leaders and manufacturers in the fishing industry. This will be the 5th annual expo, organized by “Mr. Crappie” himself, Wally Marshall. The huge show attracts more than 100 vendors and up to 25,000 crappie fishing enthusiasts to the 3-day show.
The Expo is held in conjunction with the Mr. Crappie $300,000 Invitational Classic. The 2023 Classic is to be held at Lincoln’s Landing on Logan Martin Lake, 43 miles east of the Expo site. The Mr. Crappie Invitational Classic is the world richest crappie tournament with anglers to win the $100,000 first place prize.
The World’s Largest Crappie Fry is held on the Saturday of the Expo each year. This year’s Crappie Fry will be September 23, 2023 beginning at 11AM and lasting until the crappie is gone! This portion of the event is free to all Crappie Expo attendees.
“It is so very exciting to be the host for the 5th Annual Crappie Expo scheduled for September 22-24, 2023 in Birmingham, AL” says Sports Development Director Tonia Whatley. “Professional fishing is always a huge draw in Alabama and hosting this event will once again bring thousands of fishing enthusiasts from around the country to see the top crappie anglers, fishing products, seminars, boat companies, live music, and The World’s Largest Crappie Fry!
Learn more at crappieexpo.com.
Capt. Richard Simms is the Editor of CrappieNOW magazine as well as owner of Scenic City Fishing Charters. Formerly he was a game warden for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency before becoming a photographer and PR guy for TWRA. That lead to a 30-year career as a broadcast journalist and freelance outdoor writer. Check out his book, “An Outdoor State of Mind.”