This past Saturday April 14th the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Kerr Reservoir at Clarksville, Virginia. In the event the top anglers from 6 different states were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be held on the Mississippi River at Selma, Alabama September 27/28/29, 2012.
“We would like to thank the Clarksville EDA for sponsoring the event in conjunction with the first annual Lake Country Sportsman’s Show which had over 1,000 people in attendance. Many of these visitors were there to see what teams would bring to the scales at the Cabela’s King Kat event”, said tournament director Tanner Tabor. “Teams struggled today as the unusually warm temps over the last month, which had raised water temps in the low 70′s had dropped 10 degrees with the much cooler weather over the last week causing fish to scatter and difficult to pattern”, said Tabor. For more information on the area call: (434) 374-5033 or visit their website at: www.cedaevents.org.
Results for the Top 5 Teams
Taking first place was the team of Tony Milam of South Boston, Virginia and his partner Wallace Lee Jones of Crystal Hill, Virginia with a total weight of 87.75 pounds and earning $2,800.00. Tony and Wallace were fishing the Dan River using white perch in 8 feet of water to catch a total of 12 fish for the day. Each team is allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish for the day of fishing in the event.
In second place was Barry Wayne Witt of Bassett, Virginia and Ronnie Hughes of Madison, North Carolina with 79.85 pounds and earning $1,400.00. Barry and Ronnie also captured big fish of the event with a 33.1 pound blue cat, which netted the team an additional $700.00. Barry and Ronnie were fishing the upper lake area using cut bait in 2-10 feet of water to catch 15 fish for the day.
Third place went to Shane Farrar of Bullock, North Carolina and Van Hughes of Stem, North Carolina with a weight of 70.8 pounds and earning $800.00. Shane and Van were fishing the Stanton River using shad in 10-20 feet of water and catching over 30 fish for the day.
Daniel Jones of South Boston, Virginia and David Bowes of Semora, North Carolina took fourth place with a weight of 61.15 pounds earning $500.00. Daniel and David were fishing the Dan River using white perch in 2-12 feet of water to catch 4 fish for the day.
Fifth place went to Chad Conner and Frankie McKinney of Halifax, Virginia with a weight of 60.35 pounds and earning $300.00. Chad and Frankie were fishing a small creek feeding Kerr Reservoir in 6 inches to 4 feet of water using cut shad to catch 7 fish for the day.