The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers for the 2014 Cabela’s King Kat Western Championship September 19th & 20th, 2014 at Quad Cities, Iowa & Illinois.

Anglers from across the country have worked hard to qualify for this event which will have a guaranteed purse of $25,000.00 in cash and prizes based on 100 entries. Payback will increase as the number of entries increase.  Be sure to check out our website at: It’s a site with new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.


Qualifying teams can check in on Thursday the 18th at the La Quinta Inn-Davenport, 3330 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport  the day before the competition from 5-7 pm. The 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.

If you’ve qualified for this event you must pre-register by calling 270-395-6774.

Legal waters for the event will be:  Legal waters are Pools 14, 15, & 16 on the Mississippi River. Also the Rock River up to the Erie Road Bridge in Erie, Illinois

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held both days at the Sunset Park Boat Ramp in Rock Island, Illinois. Tournament hours are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in weigh-in line each day 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 Quad Cities 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 this area call: (800)-747-7800 or visit their website at: Host lodging for the event will be the La Quinta Inn-Davenport, 3330 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport. For reservations call: (563)-359-3921. The La Quinta Inn-Davenport will offer a special rate of $69.00. The number of rooms maybe limited so its recommended to reserve your room as soon as possible.

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 Saturday morning at the weigh in location-Potters Lake at Sunset Park. 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”.                              


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For information on Cabela’s King Kat Trail phone 270-395-6774, fax 270-395-4381 or visit our website at

For press information and photos email: Larry Crecelius at:


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