Third Times The Charm For King Kat Event
Coming up next weekend the Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Missouri River at Lexington, Missouri "October 16th". TThis is the rescheduled event from May 15th then rescheduled for July 10th when high waters caused the cancellation of the original event once again.
This will also be the last opportunity for 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 waters of 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 Riverfront Park in Lexington. 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 Lexington Riverfront Park 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.
The Lexington Community Betterment Association would like to welcome all the Cabela's King Kat anglers and their guest to the area. For more information on the area call: 660-259-4711 or visit their website at: www.visitlexingtonmo.com.
Schedule of Events
- Friday, October 15,
- 5-7 p.m. Tourney Registration & Check-In, Riverfront Park
- 4-11 pm "Tall Tales & Fish Stories" at Mulligan's Pub & Grub & Riley's Irish Pub
- Saturday, October 16
- 5:30 a.m. Mandatory Meeting for Tourney Entrants, Riverfront Park
- 6:00 a.m.. Tournament Opens (First Safe Light)
- 8:00-9:00 am Registration for Kid's Fishing Rodeo, Lions Park
- 9:00-11:00 am Kid's Fishing Rodeo, Lion's Park
- 3:00 p.m. Tourney Weigh-In and Prizes, Riverfront Park
For a complete list of events planned for the weekend go to: //www.visitlexingtonmo.com.
Cabela's Kid's Free Fishing Rodeo
In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela's King Kat Kids event Saturday morning the 10th. 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 Kids Rodeo held 9:00AM to 11:00AM and will be held at the Lion's Park, 25th & Ash Streets in Lexington. 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. All children signed up for the event will be entered in a drawing for one of six $2,000.00 scholarships to be drawn for this fall at the end of the season. Others helping to support the Cabela's Kids Free Fishing Rodeo are: Bait Courtesy of DIA Bait & Fishing Supplies, Hardin MO, Savings Bonds to Each Age Class Winner Courtesy of Lexington Rotary Club and Rod & Reel Prizes Courtesy of Cabela's, Kansas City, Kansas.
Outdoor Promotions, the parent company of Cabela's King Kat, Crappie USA and Cabela's Speckled Trout USA and our anglers have contributed nearly $270,000.00 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 "Kids Fishing Rodeos".
The Cabela's Kids Free Fishing Rodeo has grown in many cities to be a major attraction drawing as many as 350 or more children from surrounding areas to compete for prizes and the chance at the $2,000.00 "Cabela's King Kat Kids" Scholarship. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult.