Kentucky Team Wins King Kat Tournament In Indiana

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Winning team of Scott Cress and Carl Crone.

This past weekend the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Ohio River at Vevay, Indiana for their two-Day $10,000.00 Super Event. In the event over 110 top anglers from 7 different states were competing not only for $10,000.00 in 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 at Selma, Alabama September 27-29, 2012.


Results for the Top 5 Teams

Scott Cress and Carl Crone of Kentucky won the tournament with an impressive weight of 190.1 pounds, earning $4,300. The winning team fished the Markland Pool, targeting fish in 30-50 feet of water using skipjack to catch around 60 catfish over the two-day period. Each team was allowed to weigh in five fish each day of the competition.

In second place was Rob Benningfield and Ricky Eisett of Kentucky, weighing in a close 188.3 pounds that earned the team $2,000. The duo fished just below the Markland Dam in 30-35 feet of water anchoring and drifting using skipjack to catch eight fish in two days.

The Frankfort, Ohio team of Willie Smith and Drew Benner place third with 180.2 pounds, earning $1,000. Smith and Benner fished in 30-40 feet of water near Tanners Creek to catch a two-day total of 60 fish on skipjack.


Chris DeBow and Vic Shepherd of Ohio took fourth place and $700 with 167.6 pounds, while Don Elder of Kentucky and Chris Tramm of Indiana placed fifth with 154.15 pounds, earning $500.

6th Place ? Tom Petrowski & Henry Neafus 154.05lbs $400.00
7th Place ? Randy, Gregor, and Donna Bundy 146.55lbs $350.00
8th Place ? David Hart & Theresa Shelpman 134.4lbs $300.00
9th Place ? Eddie and Tristan Brewer with Michael Stout 107.9lbs $250.00
10th Place ? Carl Morris Jr. & Sean Martin 106.3lbs $200.00

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Steve Mann and Shafter Bowling hold up the biggest catfish of the tournament: a 52.25-pounder.

Big Fish Of The Event

Big fish of the event went to the Madison, Indiana team of Steve Mann and Shafter Bowling with a nice 52.25 pound blue catfish. Mann and bowling caught the fish below the Markland Dam in 54 feet of water using lice bait. The monster blue earned the team $880 for being the biggest catfish caught in the event.


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