Virginia Team Wins King Kat Tournament

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First place team of Tony Milam and Wallace Lee Jones.

This past weekend the Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Kerr Reservoir at Clarksville, Virginia. Anglers from six different states were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Cabela?s King Kat Classic.


"We would like to thank the Clarksville EDA for sponsoring the event in conjunction with the first annual Lake Country Sportsman's Show which had over 1,000 people in attendance. Many of these visitors were there to see what teams would bring to the scales at the Cabela's King Kat event", said tournament director Tanner Tabor.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place and $2,800 was the team of Tony Milam of South Boston, Virginia and his partner Wallace Lee Jones of Crystal Hill, Virginia with a total weight of 87.75 pounds. The team fished the Dan River using white perch in eight feet of water to catch a total of 12 fish for the day. Each team is allowed to weigh in their top five fish.

Barry Wayne Witt of Bassett, Virginia and Ronnie Hughes of Madison, North Carolina took second place and $1,400 with 79.85 pounds. The duo also captured big fish of the event with a 33.1-pound blue cat, which netted the team an additional $700. Bassett and Hughes were fishing the upper lake area using cut bait in 2-10 feet of water to catch 15 fish for the day.

Third place went to Shane Farrar of Bullock, North Carolina and Van Hughes of Stem, North Carolina with a weight of 70.8 pounds and earning $800. Farrar and Hughes were fishing the Stanton River using shad in 10-20 feet of water and catching over 30 fish for the day.


Daniel Jones of South Boston, Virginia and David Bowes of Semora, North Carolina took fourth place with a weight of 61.15 pounds, earning $500. The duo fished the Dan River using white perch in 2-12 feet of water to catch four fish for the day.

Fifth place went to Chad Conner and Frankie McKinney of Halifax, Virginia with a weight of 60.35 pounds and earning $300. they fished a small creek feeding Kerr Reservoir in six inches to four feet of water using cut shad to catch seven fish for the day.

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