The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Classic will be held on the waters of the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa October 28-29, 2011. Anglers from across the country have qualified for this event at qualifying events held in several different states.  Be sure to check out our new website at: It’s a new site with new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held Friday and Saturday October 28th & 29th at the Burlington Boat Ramp located downtown just south of Memorial Auditorium. 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 listed below. The weigh in is open to the public and free. Be sure to get there early to assure a good seat to see these big fish brought to the scales and learn how they were caught. Interviews will be conducted of the top teams during and after the weigh in.


“Please note new rules on registration”.

Late registration will be held on Thursday the day before competition at specified location listed below from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm.

Registration for this event will be held at: Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Drive, Hwy. 61 S.

Legal Waters:

Anglers may fish the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 16 south to Lock and Dam 19.

Bonuses for 2011

• Monster Rod Holders Bonus (Qualifying Events): To be eligible for the Monster Rod Holder bonus anglers must have at least 6 Monster Rod Holders on their boat that they competed out of. Monster Rod Holders will pay $200 to the 1st place team.

 Monster Rod Holders Bonuses (At the Classic Event): Monster Rod Holders will pay $1000 to the top placing team of the Classic if they have at least 6 Monster Rod Holders on the boat they competed out of. Also, Monster Rod Holders will award the 3rd place points team a clothing and product package.

• Rippin Lips Angler of the Year -All anglers and/or teams will be competing for points at each event for the right to be crowned “Rippin Lips Angler of the Year”. Anglers will receive points for finish at each tournament (Example -100 pts for 1st,99 pts for 2nd,98 for 3rd,etc.. We will count the top 4 finishes by each angler or team. In the case of a tie, those teams tied will have a fish off at the Classic. The winning angler or team will receive a Rippin Lips Sponsorship. They will get their boat wrapped by Rippin Lips and receive 4 paid entries in 2012 and will be required to maintain that wrap for 2 years. 2nd Place angler/team in the Angler of the Year Race will receive 3 paid entries for the following year and a clothing & product package from Tangling With Catfish3rd place in the points race will receive a Monster Rod Holder clothing and prize package.

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