King Kat on Arkansas River
The Cabela's King Kat tournament trail will hit the waters of the waters of Arkansas River at Pine Bluff, Arkansas September 25, 2010. 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 to be held November 12th & 13th on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at Columbus, Mississippi.
(Guaranteed payback of $5,000.00 to the top 15% of the field)
The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail is the opportunity for catfish anglers and clubs to advance to a new level with a major payback and media recognition for their abilities. The trail is a team event. Teams will consist of one or two persons with one exception. A third person may accompany the team provided the third person is under 16 years of age or over 65 years of age. Entry fees for these qualifier tournaments are $200.00 per team.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at the Regional Park in Pine Bluff. 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 phone or visit our website listed below.
Participants may enter by mail or at the late registration to be held at the host hotel (The Comfort Inn) from 5:00-7:00pm or at the mandatory meeting at 5:30am tournament morning at the weigh-in site. Deadline for mail in entries is 14 days prior to the event. All entries after that date will pay a $25.00 late fee. The top 20 teams at each qualifying event will qualify for the Cabela's King Kat Classic. Also at each qualifying event field test products from national sponsors will be drawn for following the tournament weigh-in. Host lodging for the event will be the Comfort Inn, 2809 Pines Mall Dr. in Pine Bluff. For reservations call: (870) 535-5300. Rooms maybe limited so be sure to call in advance and mention Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail.
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 .
The Pine Bluff CVB would like to welcome the Cabela's King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they enjoy their stay in the area. For more information on the area call: 800-536-7660 or visit their website at: www.pinebluffcvb.org.
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. 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 and will be held at the Regional Park Youth Pond. 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 $2,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.
Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $290,000.00 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".