Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail 2-23-2013

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail to hit the waters of Alabama’s Pickwick/Wilson Lakes

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Pickwick/Wilson Lakes at Cabela's King Kat Tournament TrailSheffield, Alabama March 23, 2013. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be held September 26-28, 2013 on Kentucky Lake at Camden, Tennessee 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.

Weigh-In Site
The tournament weigh-in will be held at the Sheffield Riverfront Park, at the end of Alabama Street in Sheffield. 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. Special Note: 5 fish limit, note Alabama state trophy fish laws allow 1 fish over 34″ per angler. Teams with 3 anglers will be restricted to only 2 fish over 34″. 6 rods per team in use at one time.

Legal waters for the event will be: Pickwick and Wilson Lakes. 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.

Registration
Late registration will be held the day before competition at specified location (listed below) from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. Registration for this event will be held at: Emerald River Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd in Sheffield. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774.

All anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. A one year membership is $25.00.

Great News: The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail is excited to announce that we have partnered with Fishhound.com to give you, the loyal members some exciting new benefits, including the opportunity to receive $10 in gift cards every month from some of the top online retailers on the internet for FREE! And when you join Fishhound.com you will actually be helping to support Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail and hooking up to some of the top internet bargains.

Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event
The Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau and the City of Sheffield 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. Colbert County is more than just good fishing. It’s Southern hospitality at its finest with some of the best food and friendliest people you’ll find anywhere in this great nation. For more information on the area call: 800-344-0783 or visit their website at www.colbertcountytourism.org. Host lodging for the event will be the Emerald River Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd in Sheffield. For reservations call: 256-381-4710. Rooms are limited so make your reservations early and mention Cabela’s King Kat.

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 Riverfront Park at the end of Alabama Street in Sheffield. 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 $316,000.00 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”.

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, Oquawka Boats, Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Mustad Hooks, Adventure Products- EGO Nets, Humminbird Electronics, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Ron Gooding Insurance, GAMMA LINE, Fishhound.com, Rippin Lips Venture RV, B ‘n’ M Poles and Stubby Steve’s Bait.

The following companies provide product to Cabela’s King Kat Tournaments
USCA-United States Catfish Association, GoLight, WFN-World Fishing Network.

B ‘n’M is the 2013 “Official Rod Sponsor” of the Trail!
B’n'M has been helping crappie fishermen catch more fish for years, now they are helping the catfisherman! The all new Silver Cat Series is made of 100% fiberglass, and offers many features only found in catfish rods at a much higher price point. The nylon cord grip will offer great, no-slip handling even with wet, slimy hands, and is durable enough for use in a rod holder. The super-slick ceramic guide inserts are framed by equally high-quality aluminum oxide alloy and will provide smooth line flow for heavy lines. The graphite reel seat will accommodate any size reel, and will keep it tight to the rod for maximum sensitivity. Finally, the glow-in-the dark tip will help you see the lightest of bites during night-time fishing. The Silver Cat is a medium action rod, with a sensitive tip to maximize your catfishing efforts. As with all B’n'M products, they believe sensitivity is the key to catching more fish, regardless of the species.

Driftmaster bonus program
Cabela’s King Kat is excited to announce that Driftmaster is the “Official Rod Holder” of the 2013 Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail! Driftmaster is going to be giving away over $3,600.00 in entry fees to qualifying teams of the Driftmaster Bonus program, plus over $4,300 in Driftmaster products during the 2013 season! To view their products visit their website at www.driftmaster.com.

King Kat Anglers Save 20% From KeepAlive
Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail is proud to announce that the fine folks at Keep Alive have put together a great opportunity for King Kat Association Members to save 20% on your entire purchase! Keep Alive is the industry leader in keeping fish alive! From aerators, livewells and live bait tanks, bait pumps, and fishing oxygenation systems, keep alive will help keep your fish alive and healthy! To get this discount just give your KKA# when you place your order. To see the full line of products from Keep Alive visit www.keepalive.net orwww.oxygeninfuser.com or call 727.841.0407

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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