The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Ohio River at Gallipolis, Ohio May 3, 2014.  This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the all new 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 for catfish anglers everywhere.

Registration

Late registration will be held May 2nd, the day before competition at the Super 8 Motel  from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. 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: www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774.

Legal waters for the event will be: Legal water is the Ohio River from the Bellville Lock & Dam, South to the Robert C Byrd Lock & Dam. Also up the Kanawha River to the Buffalo Bridge (869).

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held at the Gallipolis City Park 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.

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event

The Gallia County CVB  would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on the area call: (800)765-6482 or visit their website at: www.visitgallia.com.  Host lodging for the event will be the Super 8, 321 Upper River Road in Gallipolis. For reservations call: (740) 446-8080. Be sure to call early to assure you get a room and mention Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail.

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 the Bob Evans Discover Farm Pond, 10854 Ohio 588, Rio Grande, Ohio. 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 $322,000.00 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”.

ATTN Clubs:

Catfish clubs and organizations may register with the King Kat Tournament Trail and qualify your top 2 teams from each event to fish in the Cabela’s King Kat Classic for their support in promoting the tournament trail. To register call 270-395-6774 or email at dvanvactor@kingkatusa.com.

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 press information and photos email: Larry Crecelius at: lcrecelius@crappieusa.com.

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