Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the waters of The Ohio and Wabash Rivers at Mt. Vernon, Indiana
The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will return to the Ohio and Wabash Rivers at
Mt. Vernon, Indiana, May 20, 2017. This is the opportunity for 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 Northern Championship will be held September 22 &
23, 2017 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The
Southern Championship will be held October 6 & October 7, 2017 on Lake Wateree at
Camden, South Carolina. 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 19 the day before competition at the Police and
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 $30.00. 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 Smithland Lock &
Dam. Also the Wabash river up to the Hwy 62 Bridge.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Sherburne Park, 151 W. Water Street, Mt.
Vernon, IN. Tournament hours are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in the
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: 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 please 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 number of rooms
may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their
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 20 at Brittlebank Park, 1470 Brittlebank
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 $342,000.00 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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Marine, Mustad Hooks, Driftmaster Rodholders, Gamma Line, Humminbird Electronics,
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Sunscreen & Insect Repellent, Humminbird Lakemaster Maps, Digital EFX Wraps,
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