Cabela's King Kat




Tournament Information

Key Dates & Times
Location: Gallipolis, OH - Ohio & Kanawha Rivers
2020 Local Event
Tourney Date: 06/20/20
Late-Fee Deadline: 06/05/20
Off Limits: You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.
Start Time: 6:30am
Stop Time: 3:00pm
Weigh-In: 4:00pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament)

FISHABLE WATERS: Anglers may fish the Ohio River from the Belleville Lock & Dam, South to the Robert C. Byrd Lock & Dam. Anglers may also fish up the Kanawha River to the Buffalo Bridge (869).

FISHING HOURS: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Must be in the weigh in line by 4:00 PM. Anglers may not fish midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.. Anglers may be on the water at 5:00 AM tournament day.

SLOT: The slot is a combination of Ohio and West Virginia and King Kat rules.

Weigh in 5 Live Fish. A team may weigh in 2 fish over 35 inches. They may be same species or a combination. Blue: May only weigh in 4 blue. Minimum size 24 inches. Flathead: May weigh in up to 5 flathead. Minimum size 15 inches.. Channel: May weigh in up to 5 channel. Minimum size 15 inches

MEASUREMENT: The bosses say, take the longest measurement. Open or pinched the longest length will be used. The ruler has a U shape groove at each inch mark. Over the FRONT lip is over. Measurements not over the FRONT lip of groove is under.

TOURNAMENT PROCEDURES/RULES: Social distancing procedures are still in effect. No captain’s meeting.
You may register or pick up your voucher at the Super 8 at the tournament trailer. Late fee applies. A print out of this will be available and you may ask questions then.
We will have a polygrapher at the tournament.
We will be measuring fish. As one team is weighing, the next team up should be at the measuring table. Please be ready so we can keep the flow going and get the fish back into the water as soon as possible.

We will weigh big fish first. Anglers will put their big fish in the tub at the scales (if you choose to weigh one) then you will put the remaining fish in the same tub for overall weight.
Scales will be open at 1:00 pm.
Weigh in site is Gallipolis City Park Boat Ramp, Gallipolis, OH 45631

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR NOTES: There will always be a time when a measurement will be close. If it is so close that I have to look at it two or three times or spend more than a few seconds looking, I will rule in favor of the angler over a zero weight.
Once a call is made it is final, it is not up for discussion, debate or redo’s.

King Kat USA tournament trail expects good sportsmanships at all tournaments, at all times.

This time of the year thunderstorms can pop up and be dangerous. All anglers should stay aware of possible thunderstorms and take safety measures.

I am always available in person or by phone (417-532-0244) for inputs and/or suggestions between tournaments, pre or post tournament. Participating anglers may call me for any clarification they may have during the tournament hours.

Be safe and have fun!

Download Tournament Brochure (PDF)
Register for This Tournament Online

Seminar Site: Super 8 Motel
321 Upper River Rd.
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Late Sign-In: 5-7pm
Seminar Begins: 7pm
Seminar is open to the public.
Weigh-In Site: Gallipolis City Park Boat Ramp
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Kids' Rodeo: Kids Rodeo scheduled at Bob Evans Farm Pond is canceled due to Covid
Rio Grande, OH

Host Hotel(s): Super 8 Motel
Same as Seminar Site

NOTE: The number of rooms may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

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