The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit new waters when they travel to the Calamus Reservoir at Burwell, Nebraska August 25, 2012. This guaranteed $5,000.00 minimum payback event is sponsored by the Burwell Chamber of Commerce.  For more information on the area call: (308) 346-5121 or visit their website at:

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 with the top 20 teams qualifying for the classic. This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be held on the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama  September 27/28/29, 2012.

Calamus Reservoir is home to some of the biggest channel cats in the country with 5 fish stringers often exceeding 100 pounds. The Nebraska state record channel cat is 41 pound with Calamus producing  2 fish this past year within 5 pound of the record.  This is probably the best chance for Cabela’s King Kat anglers to cash in on the $100,000.00 with Mustad Hooks and their “Hook A Million promotion”.

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 Homestead Knolls 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.


“Please note new rules on registration”.

  1. Late registration will be held August 24th the day before competition at the Burwell High School from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. (The Burwell Area CVB will be on hand at the Friday night registration to hold a Free Hamburger/Hot Dog Bash for the anglers with lots of extras).
  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.

To pre-register go on line to: or call 270-395-6774.

Legal waters for the event will be: Calamus Reservoir. 

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 Ladybird Lake in Burwell. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. 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”.

Event Sponsor

The Burwell Chamber of Commerce wish to welcome all the Cabela’s King Kat Anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take time to enjoy all the sites in the area. For more information on the area call: (308) 346-5121 or visit their website at:

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 ( 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.


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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:

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