This past Friday and Saturday August 10th & 11th, the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana for their 2-Day $10,000.00 Super Event. In the event over 110 top anglers from 7 different states were competing not only for $10,000.00 in 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 Alabama River at Selma, Alabama September 27/28/29, 2012.

“We want to thank the Switzerland County Tourism, Belterra Casino, the Ogle Hause along with the City of Vevay for their support of the Cabela’s King Kat 2-Day Super Event. It was a tremendous event with over 300 spectators watching each day and showing the country the excellent fishery on this section of the Ohio River”, said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor. You could not ask for a more beautiful day to be on the water. After several weeks of 90 to 100 degree weather a front moved in to bring the temperatures down to the low 80’s. For more information on the area call: 1-(800)-435-5688 or visit their website at: www.vevayin.com.

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.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place was the team of Scott Cress of Covington, Kentucky and Carl Crone of Villa Hills, Kentucky with a impressive weight of 190.1 pounds and earning $4,300.00. Scott and Carl were fishing the Markland Pool targeting fish in 30-50 feet of water using skipjack to catch around 60 fish over the 2 day period. Each team was allowed to weigh in 5 fish each day of the competition.

In second place was Rob Benningfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Ricky Eisett of Louisville, Kentucky weighing in a close 188.3 pounds and earning the team $2,000.00. Rob and Ricky were fishing just below the Markland Dam in 30-35 feet of water anchoring and drifting using skipjack to catch 8 fish in 2 days. hird place went to the Frankfort, Ohio team of Willie Smith and Drew Benner with a weight of 180.2 pounds to earn $1,000.00. Willie and Drew were fishing in 30-40 feet of water near Tanners Creek to catch a 2-day total of 60 fish on skipjack.

Chris DeBow of Madeira, Ohio and Vic Shepherd of Mount Orad, Ohio took fourth place with a weight of 167.6 pounds earning $700.00. Chris and Vic were fishing above the Markland Dam drifting in 30-50 feet of water using Mooneye and skipjack to catch over 20 fish in the 2 days of competition.

Fifth place went to the team of Don Elder of Louisville, Kentucky and Chris Tramm of Lebanon, Indiana weighing in 154.15 pounds and earning $500.00. Don and Chris were fishing below the Markland Dam in 20-35 feet of water using skipjack to catch 8 fish during the 2 days of competition.

6th Place – Tom Petrowski & Henry Neafus 154.05lbs, $400.00
7th Place – Randy, Gregor, and Donna Bundy 146.55lbs, $350.00
8th Place – David Hart & Theresa Shelpman 134.4lbs, $300.00
9th Place – Eddie and Tristan Brewer with Michael Stout 107.9lbs, $250.00
10th Place – Carl Morris Jr. & Sean Martin 106.3lbs, $200.00

Big Fish Of The Event

Big fish of the event went to the Madison, Indiana team of Steve Mann and Shafter Bowling with a nice 52.25 pound blue which earned the team $880.00. Steve and Shafter caught the big fish of the event below the Markland Dam in 54 feet of water using lice bait.

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 media information contact Larry Crecelius at lcrecelius@crappieusa.com or phone 812-525-2707. 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.

 

This past Friday and Saturday August 10th & 11th, the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana for their 2-Day $10,000.00 Super Event. In the event over 110 top anglers from 7 different states were competing not only for $10,000.00 in 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 Alabama River at Selma, Alabama  September 27/28/29, 2012.

                “We want to thank the Switzerland County Tourism, Belterra Casino, the Ogle Hause along with the City of Vevay for their support of the Cabela’s King Kat 2-Day Super Event. It was a tremendous event with over 300 spectators watching each day and showing the country the  excellent fishery on this section of the Ohio River”, said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor. You could not ask for a more beautiful day to be on the water. After several weeks of 90 to 100 degree weather a front moved in to bring the temperatures down to the low 80’s. For more information on the area call: 1-(800)-435-5688 or visit their website at: www.vevayin.com.

            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.

 

Results for the Top 5 Teams

                Taking first place was the team of Scott Cress of Covington, Kentucky and Carl Crone of Villa Hills, Kentucky with a impressive weight of 190.1 pounds and earning $4,300.00. Scott and Carl were fishing the Markland Pool targeting fish in 30-50 feet of water using skipjack to catch around 60 fish over the 2 day period. Each team was allowed to weigh in 5 fish each day of the competition.  

                In second place was Rob Benningfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Ricky Eisett of Louisville, Kentucky weighing in a close 188.3 pounds and earning the team $2,000.00. Rob and Ricky were fishing just below the Markland Dam in 30-35 feet of water anchoring and drifting  using skipjack to catch 8 fish in 2 days.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                            Third place went to the Frankfort, Ohio team of Willie Smith and Drew Benner with a weight of 180.2 pounds to earn $1,000.00. Willie and Drew were fishing in 30-40 feet of water near Tanners Creek to catch a 2-day total of 60 fish on skipjack.

            Chris DeBow of Madeira, Ohio and Vic Shepherd of Mount Orad, Ohio  took fourth place with a weight of 167.6 pounds earning $700.00. Chris and Vic were fishing above the Markland Dam drifting in 30-50 feet of water using Mooneye and skipjack to catch over 20 fish in the 2 days of competition.

                Fifth place went to the team of Don Elder of Louisville, Kentucky and Chris Tramm of Lebanon, Indiana weighing in 154.15 pounds and earning $500.00. Don and Chris were fishing below the Markland Dam in 20-35 feet of water using skipjack to catch 8 fish during the 2 days of competition.

 

6th Place – Tom Petrowski & Henry Neafus                                                 154.05lbs              $400.00

7th Place – Randy, Gregor, and Donna Bundy                                             146.55lbs              $350.00

8th Place – David Hart & Theresa Shelpman                                                134.4lbs                 $300.00

9th Place – Eddie and Tristan Brewer with Michael Stout                          107.9lbs                 $250.00

10th Place – Carl Morris Jr. & Sean Martin                                    106.3lbs                 $200.00

 

 

Big Fish Of The Event

                Big fish of the event went to the Madison, Indiana team of Steve Mann and Shafter Bowling with a nice 52.25 pound blue which earned the team $880.00. Steve and Shafter caught the big fish of the event below the Markland Dam in 54 feet of water using lice bait.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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 media information contact Larry Crecelius at lcrecelius@crappieusa.com or phone 812-525-2707. 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.

ATTN: Attached is a list of anglers with their hometowns and weights. If you need photos of the winning team for publication email: lcrecelius@crappieusa.com.

Image courtesy of Outdoor Promotions Inc.

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