This past Saturday September 15th, the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Chattahoochee River at Columbus, Georgia for the Cabela’s King Kat $10,000.00 Super Event. In the event several of the 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 team of Carl Morris Jr of Johnstown, Ohio and Sean Martin of Blacklick, Ohio with a total weight of 114.35 pounds and earning $4,300.00. Carl and Sean were fishing below the riverbend in 40-45 feet of water using skipjack heads. The team caught over 20 nice fish for the day including big fish of the event which weighed in at 29.95 pounds, earning the team an additional $500.00.Along with all the other accomplishments for the day their first place victory gave the team enough points to climb into 1st place in the points race.  Teams may catch all the fish they legally can, but they can only bring their top 5 fish to the scales.

In second place was the Ranger, Georgia team of Lonnie Fountain and David Bruce weighing in 98.95 pounds and earning $2,000.00. Lonnie and David were fishing near Bluff Creek using skipjack in 55-60 feet of water to catch 25-30 fish for the day.

Third place went to the Phenix City, Alabama team of Raymond Wrensch and Anthony Stanfill with a weight of 26.85 and earning a check for $1,000.00. Raymond  and Anthony were fishing north of River Bend in 30 feet of water using skipjack to catch 50 fish for the day.

Monty Hill and Andrew Cable of Covington, Georgia  took fourth place with a weight of 26.25 pounds earning $700.00. Monty and Andrew were fishing near River Bend in 20-35 feet of water using cut bait to catch 15 fish for the day.

Fifth place went to Tim Owenby of Phenix City, Alabama and Daniel Miller of Columbus, Georgia with a weight of 23.4 pound and earning $500.00. Tim and Daniel were fishing near Bluff Creek using skipjack in 35-45 feet of water to catch 6 fish for the day.

“We would like to thank the Columbus Sport Council for Sponsoring this event with a special thanks to Merri, David, Richard, Joel, Nick for their help. We also would like to thank Bill Carson with Humminbird for coming to registration and helping at the kids fishing rodeo on Saturday morning”, said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor. For more information on the area call: (706) 660-1996 or visit their website at:

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