Cabela's King Cat Tournament Slated for Lake Wheeler (Alabama)
The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) at Decatur, Alabama March 19, 2016. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela's King Kat North and South Championship. This year's North Championship will be held September 23 & 24, 2016 on the Ohio River at Henderson, Kentucky. The South Championship will be held September 29 & October 1, 2016 on Lake Cumberland (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.RegistrationLate registration will be held Friday, March 18 the day before competition at Ingalls Harbor, 701 Market Street NW, Decatur, AL from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm. Must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. A one year membership is $25.00. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call (502) 384-5924.Legal waters for the event will be: All of Lake Wheeler. Weigh-In SiteThe tournament weigh-in will be held at Ingalls Harbor, 701 Market Street NW, Decatur, AL. Tournament hours each day 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 visit our website at: ww.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela's King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924.Sponsor and Host Lodging for this EventThe Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all Cabela's King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on this area call: (256) 353-5312 or visit their website at: www.dcc.org. Host lodging for the event will be the Quality Inn, 2120 Jameson Place SW, Decatur, AL. For reservations call: (256) 355-2229. The number of rooms may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.Free Kids Fishing RodeoIn conjunction with the tournament the Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela's King Kat Kids event on Saturday, March 19 at Ingalls Harbor, 701 Market Street NW, Decatur, AL. 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 $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $334,000.00 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".