Missouri Team Wins King Kat Tourney In Alabama
Winning team of Larry Yowell and Brent Riddle.King Kat
This past weekend the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Pickwick/Wilson Lakes at Sheffield, Alabama. In the event over 100 top anglers from 13 different states were competing not only for 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 at Selma, Alabama September 27-29.
Results for the Top 5 Teams
Taking first place and $3,500 was the team of Brent Riddle of Chillicothe, Missouri and Larry Yowell of Kirksville, Missouri with a total weight of 128.25 pounds of catfish. Brent and Larry were fishing up near the Pickwick Dam in 30-60 feet of water using skipjack heads. Each team is allowed to weigh in their top five fish, and luckily for Riddle and Yowell, the only five fish they caught all day proved to be the biggest haul.
The Killen, Alabama team of Douglas Hendrix and Quentin Hendrix finished second with a weight of 106.25 pound, taking home $1,500 for their efforts. Douglas and Quentin caught three fish in Wilson Lake in the morning before catching two more keepers in Pickwick Lake. The team caught fish in 4-60 feet of water using skipjacks, catching a total of seven fish for the day.
Third place and $1,000 went to the Caledonia, Mississippi team of Joey Pounders and Jay Gallop with a total weight of 90.65 pounds. Joey and Jay caught 25 fish on the day were fishing Wilson Lake in 20-40 feet of water using four-inch shad to catch 25 fish for the day.
Daryl and Jason Masingale of Paragould, Arkansas took fourth place with a weight of 90.25 pounds earning $700.00. Daryl and Jason were fishing Wilson Lake in 35-50 feet of water using skipjack fillets. They caught the Big Fish of the day, a 49.95-pounder that earned the team an additional $880. Daryl and Jason also had Big Fish of the Day at the first event of the year at Tawakoni, Texas with a 67.45 pound blue catfish.