Father & Son Team Wins King Kat Tournament

Father & Son Team Wins King Kat Tournament
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Richard and Brendan Wright.
King Kat

This past weekend the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Ohio River at Gallipolis, Ohio. In the event over 70 of the top anglers from seven different states were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Cabela?s King Kat Classic. This year's Cabela?s King Kat Classic will be held on the Alabama River out of Selma, Alabama, September 27-28-29, 2012.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place was the three-person team of Richard and Brenden Wright of Irvine, Kentucky and their partner Wayne Adams of Berea, Kentucky with an overwhelming total weight of 91.65. The team fished eight miles upriver anchored in 20 feet of water using live and cut shad plus goldfish. They caught six catfish for the day along with big fish of the tournament, a 39.75-pounder caught on goldfish. The team never caught any fish after 8:00am.

The team earned $2,600 for first place and $660 for event's biggest fish.

Vic Shepherd of Mount Orab, Ohio and Chris Debow of Maderia, Ohio finished second place with 52.25 pounds, earning $1,300. The duo were two-four miles downstream in 15 feet of water using skipjack, catching nine fish for the day.

Third place went to Clyde Caldwell of Williamstown, Kentucky and R. J. Giles of Paris, Kentucky with 42.75 pounds, good enough for $700. They fished 25 miles upriver in 30 feet of water using skipjack on Whisker Whip Rods.

The Frankfort, Ohio team of Willie Smith and Drew Benner took fourth place and $500 with 42.7 pounds, while the Reynoldsburg, Ohio team of Steve Searl and Anthony Schneider brought 42.65 pounds to the scales, earning $300.

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