Creel Outdoors Announces Crappie Contest


Creel Outdoors Bait & Tackle of Lavaca is celebrating their fifth anniversary of being in business with a “Crappie Contest”. The contest is open March 1 through March 31, 2019. Fishermen are encouraged to bring their largest catch to be weighed and photographed at Creel Outdoors, 4330 E. Hwy. 96 Lavaca, Ark.

Photos of entries will be announced on the store Facebook page, The winning entry will also be announced on April 1 and the winning fisherman will receive a Mr. Crappie combo rod and reel.   

Store hours are: Monday 7a-5p, Tuesday-Closed, Wednesday 7a-6p, Thursday 7a-6p, Friday 6a-6p, Saturday 6a-9p. through Sunday, 1p-6p. During the summer, the store is open until 9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Store owners Jackie and Holly Creel started the contest in 2014, the same month they opened their bait and tackle store east of Lavaca. Holly says, “We wanted to do something every year to celebrate the opening of our business. This year is very special to us because it’s our fifth anniversary.” She says the contest brings out a lot of customers and creates excitement among local fisherman each spring.

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