The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Ohio & Wabash Rivers at Mt. Vernon, Indiana May 21, 2016. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship. This year’s North Championship will be held September 23 & 24, 2016 on the Ohio River at Henderson, Kentucky. The South Championship will be held September 29 & October 1, 2016 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela’s King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.
Late registration will be held Friday, May 20 the day before competition at Police & Fire Station, 311 College Avenue, Mt. Vernon, IN 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 (502) 384-5924.
Legal waters for the event will be: Anglers may fish the Ohio River from the Newburgh Lock & Dam, South to the Smithland Lock & Dam. Also the Wabash River up to the Hwy 62 Bridge.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Sherburne Park Boat Ramp, 151 W. Water Street, Mt. Vernon, IN. 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 at: www.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela’s King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924.
Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event
The City of Mt. Vernon 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: (812) 838-5576 or visit their website at: www.mountvernon.in.gov.
Host lodging for the event will be the Four Seasons Motel, 70 Hwy 62 W., Mt. Vernon, IN. For reservations call: (812) 838-4821. The Four Seasons will be filling up quickly due to a construction project so be sure to make reservations quickly!!
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 on Saturday, May 21 at Brittlebank Park, 1470 Brittle Bank Road, Mt. Vernon, IN. 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 $334,000.00 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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