Henderson and Ohio River will again host Big Cabela's King Cat tourney
Big catfish can be viewed at the Cabela's King Kat tourney.
Henderson, KY, and the Ohio River again will host the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail where local anglers can compete with tournament catfishers from across the Midwest.
The Henderson tournament is scheduled for May 10, and is an opportunity for Kentuckiana catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat East and West Championship.
This year's West Championship will be held September 19-20 on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers at Quad Cities, IA, and the East Championship will be Oct, 3-4 on Lake Wateree at Camden, S,C..
Late registration will be held at the Super 8, 2030 Hwy 41 North in Henderson, the day before competition from 5-7 p.m. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7 p.m.
Legal waters for the event will be: The Ohio River from the Cannelton Dam to the Smithland Dam.
Spectators are welcome to view big catfish at the weigh-in conducted at the Water Street Boat Ramp in Henderson. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. . All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4 p.m.
Each team will have a five fish limit. To help preserve the sport only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament.
The Henderson County Tourist Commission will serve as local sponsor for the event.
In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will host a Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at the weigh in site.
The kid event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8-9 a.m with the Kid Fishing event running from 9-11 a.m.. All children will receive a prize just for entering.
Children are asked to bring a rod, reel and bait. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12.
All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Outdoor Promotions $1,000 scholarships to be awarded in October.