The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Mississippi River at the city of Dubuque, Iowa for a local qualifying event September 8, 2012.  This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic. 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: www.kingkatusa.com. 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 McAleece Park Boat Ramp. Tournament hours are 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.

Registration

“Please note new rules on registration”.

  1. 1Late registration will be held the day before competition at specified location from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. Registration for this event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1801 Greyhound Park Road. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774.
  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. Legal Waters: Dubuque, Iowa legal water is pool 11, 12, and 13 on the Mississippi river.                                                                                                                                                                      

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The Dubuque Area CVB 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: 1-800-798-8844 or visit their website at: http://www.traveldubuque.com/.  Host lodging for the event will be the Hilton Garden Inn, 1801 Greyhound Park Rd.  For reservations call: 1-563-585-5200.

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 dvanvactor@kingkatusa.com.

NATIONAL SPONSORS:

Cabela’s The World’s Foremost Outfitter , Evinrude Outboards, Oquawka Boats,  Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Mustad Hooks, Adventure Products- EGO Nets, Humminbird Electronics, USCA-United States Catfish Association, WFN-World Fishing Network, Ron Gooding Insurance, American Pro Catters, Renegade Tackle, GoLight, GAMMA LINE, Stubby Steve’s Bait  and  Fat Boys Custom Rods.

Mustad “Hook A Million” program

Be sure to register for the Mustad “Hook A Million” program where there’s $1,400,000 up for grabs. To get started just go to the Crappie USA website and click on the Mustad Hooks Icon or visit their website at (www.mustad.no/www2010/) and get registered. There’s still plenty of time to register. The promotion runs through September 30, 2012 and includes 10 of the country’s most popular fresh and saltwater fish. These include Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Channel Catfish, White Crappie, Coho Salmon, Striped Bass, Kelp Bass (Calico Bass), Red Drum (Redfish), Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout) and Yellowfin Tuna. It’s open to US residents 18 & over and to participate, anglers must use a Mustad hook and register only once at least 24 hours in advance of fishing.

For entry forms or information on Cabela’s King Kat Trail phone 270-395-6774, fax 270-395-4381 or visit our website at www.kingkatusa.com. For press information and photos of winning teams email: Larry Crecelius at: lcrecelius@crappieusa.com.

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