Ohio Team Wins 2012 King Kat Classic
2012 King Kat Classic champions Carl Morris Jr. and Sean Martin with their winning cups.King Kat
This past weekend, September 28th & 29th, the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama for the 2012 Cabela's King Kat Classic. In the event over 125 top anglers from 20 different states were competing for cash and prizes and to be crowned the 2012 Cabela?s King Kat Classic Champions.
Results for the Top 5 Teams
Taking first place and the 2012 Cabela's King Kat Champions was the team of Carl Morris Jr. of Johnstown, Ohio and Sean Martin of Blacklick, Ohio with a two-day total weight of 206.05 pounds of catfish.
The winning duo fished 20 miles up from Millers Fall Dam in 45-50 feet of water using skipjack heads to catch 20 fish in the two-day period. Each is allowed to weigh in their top five fish each day. For winning the Classic the team earned a 20-foot OQB Oquawka Boat w/ trailer, 115 hp Evinrude outboard motor, 80lb thrust Max Minn Kota trolling motor, 570 HD Humminbird electronics, 2012 ?Angler Of The Year?, boat wrap, 4 comped entries to the 2013 Cabela's King Kat Tournaments and a $500 Cabela?s Gift Card. ($35,000 est. retail value)
2012 King Kat Classic champions Carl Morris Jr. and Sean Martin hold up a couple of their fish.King Kat
In second place was the popular Paragould, Arkansas team of Daryl and Jason Masingale with a two-day weight of 193.55 pounds, earning $5,000. The Masingales fished 26 miles downriver in 2-30 feet of water using skipjack, catching 25 fish over the two days, including a 37.15 pound blue cat which earned the team an additional $1,000 for big fish of the event.
The Bardstown, Kentucky team of Steve and Lisa Douglas took third place with 139.45 pounds and earning $2,500 plus a $500 Cabela's Gift Card. They fished 25 miles downriver in 30-35 feet of water using skipjack to catch 24 fish over the two days of competition.
Donnie Fountain of Jasper, Georgia and Robert Hazard of Talking Rock, Georgia finished fourth with a weight of 110 pounds and earning $1,500 along with a $500 Cabela's Gift Card. The Georgian team fished two miles below the Selma Marina in 25-34 feet of water using skipjack to catch 12 fish for the two days of competition.
Fifth place went to Ken Luttrell of LaPlace, Illinois and Thomas Luttrell of Ramsey, Illinois with a weight of 95.45 pounds and earning $500.00 plus a $500.00 Cabela's Gift Card. Ken and Thomas were fishing above Selma in 42 feet of water using skipjack. Ken and Thomas were in 3rd place after day 1 and did not weigh a fish on the final day.