This past Saturday March 15th, 2014 the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Lake Texoma at Pottsboro, Texas. In the event top anglers from several different states were competing not only for the cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Cabela’s King Kat East and West Championship. This year’s West Championship will be held September 19 & 20, 2014 on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers at Quad Cities, Iowa. The East Championship will be held October 3 & 4, 2014 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com. It’s a site with new and exciting information on our events along with special information on catfishing for catfish anglers everywhere.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place was the team of Randy Miller of Kaufman, Texas and Johnny Ward Jr. of Paris, Texas with a winning weight of 121.22 pounds and earning $3,000.00. Randy and Johnny were fishing the north end of Lake Texoma using cut shad in 2 feet of water or less and catching 25 fish for the day. Each team in Cabela’s King Kat events are allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish at the end of the day as long as state laws allow it. Their top 5 fish included a kicker fish weighing 50.74 pounds which put them over the edge to earn first place.

In second place was Daniel Armstrong of Van Alstyne, Texas and Smoky Brown of Pottsboro, Texas weighing in 112.54 pounds and earning $1,500.00. Daniel and Smoky were anchored up on the west end of the lake in 3 feet of water using big and small pieces of cut shad.

Third place went to the team of Shaine Rolen of Calera, Oklahoma and David Holt of Denison, Texas with a weight of 92.72 and earning $500.00. Shaine and David were anchored up on the west end of the lake in 5 feet of water using cut shad to catch 25 fish for the day.

Christopher Thomas of Davis, Oklahoma and Dustin Sipes of Sulphur, Oklahoma took fourth place with a weight of 90.04 pounds. Christopher and Dustin were fishing near Willis Bridge drifting in around 40 feet of water using big pieces of cut shad to only catch 2 fish for the day. Fortunately 1 of the 2 happened to weigh 56.10 pounds giving the team big fish of the event and giving the team $265.00.

Fifth place went to the Denison, Texas team of Kurt Wells and Terry Kasper with a total weight of 87.74 pounds. Kurt and Terry were fishing near the Highport area using cut gizzard shad, while anchored up in 30 feet of water and catching 4 fish for the day. We want to congratulate this team for fishing in their first ever catfish tournament. It seems they didn’t know about the tournament until they picked up a brochure, which we put out at gas station and other businesses around the area. After picking up the brochure at a local gas station they decided to give it a try.

“We wish to thank Bobby Hancock with Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce and Georgetown Baptist Church for the warm welcome and delicious BBQ. Rockwall Marine for their Alumacraft Boat Displays and to Elise Zelanko Allen, Texas Cabela’s Marketing Manager for welcoming the anglers and spectators to the event.

NATIONAL SPONSORS:

Cabela’s The World’s Foremost Outfitter , Evinrude Outboards, Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Talon Shallow Water Anchors, Mustad Hooks, Adventure Products- EGO Nets, Humminbird Electronics, Alumacraft, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Ron Gooding Insurance, GAMMA LINE, Grizzly Coolers, Rippin Lips, Venture RV, B ‘n’ M Silver Cat Rods, RIGRAP, Cat River Anchors, Stubby Steve’s Bait and WFN-World Fishing Network.

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 812-896-4830. 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.

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