Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to Hit the Waters of the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois


The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will return to Metropolis, Illinois the home of Super Man, and some of the best trophy catfishing on the Ohio River July 28, 2012 and also compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This event is sponsored by Metropolis Tourism and has quickly become one of the favorite stops on the trail. This is the third year that Metropolis has played host to the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be held on the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama  September 27/28/29, 2012. 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 at the Ft. Massac State Park Boat Ramp with the  tournament hours from 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4:00 PM 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 visit our website listed below or phone Cabela’s King Kat Headquarters at the number listed below.


“Please note new rules on registration”.

  1. Late registration will be held the day before competition at specified location from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm.
  2. There will be no meeting, late registration or boat launch the morning of the event. Anglers will be allowed to launch on tournament water at 5am tournament morning. No fishing is allowed until 6:30am.
  3. Must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. A one year membership is $25.00.

Registration/Captains Meeting and seminar for this event will be held at: Harrah’s Casino, Friday the 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm with the captains meeting at 7:00pm.   To pre-register go on line to: or call 270-395-6774.

Legal waters for the event will be: Team may fish the Ohio River from HWY 62 bridge in Wickliffe up to the Smithland Dam. Angler may also fish the TN River to KY Dam and the Cumberland River up to Barkley Dam.       

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The Metropolis Tourism would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: 877-424-5025 or visit their website at:  Host lodging for the event will be the Motel 6, 2118 E 5th St, 62960 Metropolis.  For reservations call:(618) 524-7227.

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 Ft. Massac State Park Trout Pond. Sign up is from 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM with 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”.

ATTN Clubs:

Catfish clubs and organizations may register with the King Kat Tournament Trail and qualify your top 2 teams from each event to fish in the Cabela’s King Kat Classic for their support in promoting the tournament trail. To register call 270-395-6774 or email at [email protected].


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For entry forms or information on Cabela’s King Kat Trail phone 270-395-6774, fax 270-395-4381 or visit our website at For press information and photos email: Larry Crecelius at: [email protected].

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