This past Saturday September 8th, the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Mississippi River at the City of Dubuque, Iowa. In the event over 70 top anglers from 6 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 team of Brian Beadle of Park View, Iowa and Scott Beadle of Eldridge, Iowa weighing in 42.25 pounds and earning $2,500.00. Brian and Scott were fishing pool 11 about 10 miles north of the weigh in site targeting ledges in 20-40 feet of water catching a total of 15 fish on cut bait. Each team is allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish they catch during tournament hours.
In second place was the LeClaire, Iowa team of Dave Melchert and Mike Presson with a weight of 39.45 pounds and earning $1,200.00. Dave and Mike were fishing near Mud Lake in 30-40 feet of water using shad and catching a total of 12 fish on the day.
Third place went to Bob Julson of Milan, Illinois and Perry Kane of Davenport, Iowa with a weight of 39.1 pounds and earning $700.00. Bob and Perry started the day near Mud Lake then moved near the weigh-in site midday, targeting fish in 20-30 feet of water using shad to catch 13 fish.
Scott and Levi Wadsworth of Davenport, Iowa took fourth place with a weight of 37.45 pounds earning $400.00. Scott and Levi fished pool 11 anchored in 20-30 feet of water using cut bait and caught over 20 fish for the day.
Fifth place went to the Dubuque, Iowa team of Mike Glynn and Maury Schmerbach with a weight of 36.65 pounds and earning $200.00. Mike and Maury were fishing up river 5 miles in 20-30 feet of water anchored up using cut bait and catching 12 fish for the day.
Big Fish of the Event
Big fish of the event went to the Erie, Illinois team of Nick Stern and Jesse Ryan with a 15.25 pound channel cat which earned the team $600.00. Nick and Jesse were fishing 4 miles downriver in 20 feet of water using live bluegill to catch the big Flathead at 6:45am. Nick and Jesse also won a Fat Boy Custom Rod for catching the big fish of the tournament.
Image courtesy Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail