The last reported remnants of life from Crappie-thon events appears to be from around 2007. There were suppose to be two events held - Indiana's Monroe Lake and Kentucky Lake.
James "Jim" Climer was heavily involved with the organization of the Lewisville event and others like it too. I was fortunate to be a part of a company that supported it. I helped Jim to tag, release and distribute fish for the Lewisville event. Lots of local anglers helped to catch the legal sized fish to make the tagging efforts a success. I think even the Lewisville Fishing Barge assisted as well.
It's a shame the event eventually folded. It was exciting to anticipate the next thump and the potential of catching Tangle Free Tom or one of the many, many other sponsored fish.
Those were fun times.