Huge Catfish Caught In Cabela's King Kat Tournament
Winning team Justin Hedges and Tom Petrowski.Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
This past Saturday March 19, 2011 the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Pickwick/Wilson Lakes
at Sheffield, Alabama where over 100 anglers from 13 different states were competing for $9,000.00 in cash and prizes, along with the opportunity to qualify for the 2011 Cabela?s King Kat Classic. This year's Cabela?s King Kat Classic will be held on the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, October 27-28-29, 2011.
Results for the Top 5 Teams
Taking first place was the team Justin Hedges of Waddy, Kentucky and Tom Petrowski of Brooks, Kentucky with a weight of 152.75 pounds and earning $3,100.00. Justin and Tom were fishing 10-30 feet deep on Wilson using skipjack to catch a total of 10 fish for the day. The team also received an additional $200.00 from Monster Rod Holders for winning the event with the help of their 6 Monster Rod Holders on their boat.In second place was Brian Vohol of Hermitage, Tennessee and Bruce Paulk of Michie, Tennessee with a weight of 148.45 pounds and earning $1,500.00. Brian and Bruce, the 2009 Classic Champs were fishing in 4-38 feet of water on Wilson using skipjack to catch 9 fish for the day including a 65.15 pound kicker fish which came out of 26 feet of water.
2nd place team Brian Vohol and Bruce Paulk.Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
Third place went to the 3-person team Jerry Kropff of Grove Oklahoma, Max Buzzard of Miami, Oklahoma and John Stephens of Clarksville, Tennessee with a weight of 130.85 pounds and earning $900.00. Jerry and John were fishing Wilson in 8-20 feet of water using skipjack to catch 17 fish including a 55.15 pound kicker fish which came out of 8 feet of water.Donald Moore III of Louisiana, Missouri and Brad Pruett of Pleasant Hill, Illinois took fourth place with a weight of 126.9 pounds and earned $650.00. Donald and Brad like most of the others were fishing Wilson Lake and using skipjack in 60-65 feet of water to catch only 5 fish for the day.
Lance Whitaker and Jason Bridges, 5th place finishers and winners of the Big Fish.Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
Fifth place went to the Arab, Alabama team of Jason Bridges and Lance Whitaker with 123.85 pounds and earning $450.00. Jason and Lance were fishing Wilson in 15 feet of water using skipjack to catch 8 fish for the day including big fish of the day at 65.45 pounds and earning an additional $500.00. The big blue cat was caught at 6:40AM soon after the event started."We would like to thank Colbert County Tourism and the City of Sheffield for hosting this event. In Sheffield you can see Southern Hospitality at its finest! Over 100 anglers competed from 13 states for their share of the $9,000.00 in cash and prizes that were up for grabs", said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor. For more information on the area call: 800-344-0783 or visit their website at www.colbertcountytourism.org
Free Kid's Fishing Rodeo
"Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail also hosted the free Kids Fishing Rodeo for the local youth and 80 youngsters came out to enjoy one of the nicest days of the year. For many it was the first time they had ever been fishing and several kids caught their very first fish. We want to thank Colbert Co Tourism, Food Land and Sheffield Park and Rec. for helping make the kids rodeo such a great time for all. Each participant is now entered to win 1 of (6) College Scholarships that will be drawn in Oct. at the Crappie USA Classic", said Tabor.For a list of other upcoming tournaments, click here