King Kat Trail Heads To Rock River
The Cabela?s King Kat tournament trail will hit the waters of the Rock River at Dixon, Illinois June 11, 2011 with the $10,000.00 Super Event. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for $10,000.00 in cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela?s King Kat Classic to be held on the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa October 27-28-29, 2011. Be sure to check out our new website at: www.kingkatusa.com. It's a new site with new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Page Park in Dixon, Illinois. 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.
"Please note new rules on registration".
1. Late registration will be held the day before competition at specified location from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm.
2. There will be no meeting, late registration or boat launch the morning of the event. Anglers will be allowed to launch on tournament water at 5am tournament morning. No fishing is allowed until 6:30am.
Registration for this event will be held at: Kodiak Outdoor Sports, 735 N. Galena Ave. in Dixon. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774. You can also sign up at registration. A $25.00 Late Fee applies to entries received less that 15 days prior to Tournament.
Legal Waters: Anglers will be fishing the Rock River from the Steel Mill Dam at Milan the Oregon Dam.
Bonuses for 2011
- Monster Rod Holders Bonus (Qualifying Events): To be eligible for the Monster Rod Holder bonus anglers must have at least 6 Monster Rod Holders on their boat that they competed out of. Monster Rod Holders will pay $200 to the 1st place team.
- Monster Rod Holders Bonuses (At the Classic Event): Monster Rod Holders will pay $1000 to the top placing team of the Classic if they have at least 6 Monster Rod Holders on the boat they competed out of. Also, Monster Rod Holders will award the 3rd place points team a clothing and product package.
- Rippin Lips Angler of the Year: All anglers and/or teams will be competing for points at each event for the right to be crowned ?Rippin Lips Angler of the Year?. Anglers will receive points for finish at each tournament (Example -100 pts for 1st,99 pts for 2nd,98 for 3rd,etc.. We will count the top 4 finishes by each angler or team. In the case of a tie, those teams tied will have a fish off at the Classic. The winning angler or team will receive a Rippin Lips Sponsorship. They will get their boat wrapped by Rippin Lips and receive 4 paid entries in 2012 and will be required to maintain that wrap for 2 years. 2nd Place angler/team in the Angler of the Year Race will receive 3 paid entries for the following year and a clothing & product package from Tangling With Catfish. 3rd place in the points race will receive a Monster Rod Holder clothing and prize package.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor and Host Lodging
The Dixon Tourism and Kodiak Outdoor Sports wish to welcome the King Kat anglers and their guest to this beautiful area and hope you enjoy your stay while in town. For more information on Kodiak Outdoor Sports call: (815) 284-3075. For more information on the area call: (815) 284-3496 or visit their website at: www.discoverdixon.org.
Host lodging for the event will be the Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Dr. in Dixon and the Quality Inn, 154 Plaza Dr. in Dixon. For reservations call: Comfort Inn, 815-284-0500 or the Quality Inn at 815-288-2001.
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 at the Page Park. 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 Kid's Fishing Event starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. 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 $302,000.00 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?.
For entry forms or information on Cabela's King Kat Trail phone 270-395-6774, fax 270-395-4381 or visit our website at www.kingkatusa.com.