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Coming Up Next Weekend: King Kat Anglers Compete for Guaranteed $60,000 Purse

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail

Coming up next weekend the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail and Selma, Alabama will present the Cabela’s King Kat Classic on the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama September 27th, 28th and 29th, 2012. This is the one King Kat anglers have worked so hard to qualify for since that first event back in March at West Tawakoni, Texas. Anglers from over 25 different states have qualified to participate in this years Prestigious Cabela’s King Kat Classic.

Weigh-In Site

The event will begin for the Cabela’s King Kat anglers on Thursday the 27th. This will be a practice day for the teams to get their last chance to locate fish and check those hot spots they have already located. The tournament weigh-in will be held Friday and Saturday September 28th & 29th at the Selma City Marina. Tournament hours each day will be 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4:00 PM each day with a 5 fish limit per team. To help preserve the sport only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament. For a complete list of rules phone or visit our website at  www.kingkatusa.com. The weigh in is open to the public and free. Spectators should get there early to assure a good seat to see some of the biggest fish caught this year brought to the scales and learn how they were caught. Interviews will be conducted of the top teams during and after the weigh in.

Payback for the event

Payback for the 2012 Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be a guaranteed $60,000.00 in cash and prizes including a new Oquawka Boat w/trailer, Evinrude Motor package. This payback is based on 100 boats. If entries exceed 100 boat the payback will increase accordingly.

Be sure to check out our new website at: www.kingkatusa.com. It’s a new site with new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.                                                                                                

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The City of Selma, Dallas County Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Power Co.,  would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers, their guest and all spectators to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: (334) 874-2101 or  visit their website at: http://www.selma-al.gov. Host lodging for the event will be the St. James Hotel, 1200 Water Ave. in Selma. For reservations call:(334)-872-3234. Also the Jameson Inn, 2420 N. Broad St. in Selma. For reservations call: (334)-874-8600. Anglers and spectators that plan to spend the night should be sure to call early for reservation to assure you get a room and mention Cabela’s King Kat Tournaments.

Free Kids Fishing Rodeo

In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at the East Selma City Fish Pond, 501 Plant Street in Selma. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from8:00 AMtill9:00 AMwith the Kid’s Fishing Event starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. All children will receive a prize just for entering. Bring your favorite rod, reel and bait and show your true fishing ability. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Outdoor Promotions $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.

Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $310,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.

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