This past Saturday August 18th, the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit new waters as they traveled to the Delaware River at Chester, Pennsylvania. In the event several top anglers from 7 different states were competing not only for 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.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place was the Gibbstown, New Jersey team of Roy Trainor and John Benne weighing in 44.85 pounds and earning $2,500.00. Roy and John were fishing south of the PPL Park and Boat Ramp anchoring up in 25 feet of water and using cut shad to catch over 40 fish for the day including big fish of the event at a weight of 10.35 pounds. For big fish of the event the team earned an additional $380.00. Each team is allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish they catch during the event.

In second place was another Gibbstown, New Jersey team, William Damask and William Damask JR weighing in 40.35 pounds and earning $1,200.00. The Damask team were fishing 15 miles downriver anchored up to fish in 25-40 feet of water using shrimp and blood worms to catch over 25 fish for the day.

Third place went to Anthony Fisler and Joshua Trainor both of Gibbstown, New Jersey with a weight of 40.15 pounds and earning $700.00. Anthony and Joshua were also fishing 15 miles downstream anchored up in 30 feet of water to fish nearly 70 fish for the day using shad for bait.

Steve Smith of Pedricktown, New Jersey, fishing alone took fourth place with a weight of 33.6 pounds earning $400.00. Steve started the day fishing 10 miles upriver and drifting a few miles south of the PPL Park concentrating his efforts in 15-30 feet of water. Steve was using shad to catch 6 fish for the day.

Fifth place went to Bruce Emerson of Mickleton, New Jersey and Bill Emerson of Gibbstown, New Jersey weighing in 25.65 pounds to earn $200.00. Bruce and Bill traveled 30 miles south to fish an area in 30-40 feet of water and then fishing an area in 20-30 feet deep. The team was using live bait to catch 30 fish for the day.

Image courtesy Crappie USA

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