King Kat Trail Makes Its Way To Iowa


The Cabela?s King Kat tournament trail will hit the waters of the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa April 16, 2011. This is the opportunity for local and regional catfish anglers to not only compete for cash, prizes, but to advance to the Cabela?s King Kat Classic which will be held here on the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa October 27-28-29, 2011. Yes, this will be the perfect chance to scout out the waters and learn the area before this major classic event. Be sure to check out our new website at: It contains new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.

(Guaranteed payback of $5,000.00 to the top 15% of the field)

Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held at the Burlington Boat Ramp, (located downtown just south of the Memorial Auditorium). 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: The Howard Johnson, 2759 Mt. Pleasant St. in Burlington. For reservations call: (319) 237-8000.

To pre-register go on line to: or call 270-395-6774.

Legal Waters: Anglers may fish the Mississippi River from lock and dam #16, south to lock and dam #19.

Sponsor and Host Lodging for the event:

The Greater Burlington Partnership would wish to welcome the Cabela's King Kat Anglers and their families and guest to the area and invite them to enjoy all the attractions in the area. For more information call: (800)-827-4837 or visit their website at:

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.

ATTN Clubs:

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

For a list of other upcoming tournaments, click here.

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