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2018 Tournament Results

Location:Cross, SC - Santee Cooper
Date:03/10/18

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Results for Santee Cooper (Marion & Moultrie Lakes) at Cross, SC

This past Saturday, March 10, 2018 the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Santee Cooper (Marion & Moultrie Lakes) in Cross, Soiuth Carolina. In the event over 130 anglers from 12 states were competing not only for the $15,500.00 in cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This year's Classic Championship will be held September 14 & 15, 2018 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, Indiana and will have a guaranteed payout of $110,000 in cash and prizes. 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.

Results for the Top Teams

Tournament day sunny skies, with temperatures in the low 70's, winds at 5 – 10mph with water temperature in the mid 50's. It was quite windy early Saturday morning and the fish quit biting early due to a cold front, but that didn't stop Trevor Nederhoff of Calera, Alabama and Josh Brown of Rainbow City, Alabama from taking first place of the event, weighing in at 148.3 pounds and earning $5,100.00, plus an additional $300 Driftmaster Bonus. The team fished across Lake Moultrie from Blacks Camp, targeting fish in 35 – 40 feet of water around deep points on the main lake and flats. Trevor and Josh anchored all day using Demon Dragons with cut blue black herring as bait to land 12 fish for the day. They also won the Driftmaster Bonus for having all Driftmaster on the boat.

Taking second place were Richard Chaplin of Summerville, South Carolina and James Girdler of Covington, Georgia with a total weight of 144.10 pounds and earned $2,650.00. The team fished the Rocks Pond area, drifting in 10 feet of water using gizzard shad and river herring for bait, catching their 5 fish early in the morning.

Carl Morris, Jr of Johnstown, Ohio and Rob Parsons of Mt. Vernon, Ohio took third place weighing in at 138.28 pounds and earned $2,000.00. The team fished Lake Moultrie, targeting fish on rock piles, drifting in 35 feet of water using river herring and perch for bait to land 20 fish for the event. Carl stated that the harder the wind blew, the better the fish were biting.

In fourth place were Michael Passmore and Joshua Skinner, both of Central, South Carolina with a total weight of 128.40 pounds and earned $1,300.00. The team fished Lake Moultrie, finding their fish in shallow water in the morning and moving out to 20 feet of water by the end of the day. They fished close to structure using gizzard shad and river herring to catch 7 fish, as well as landing a nice flathead.

James Saxon of Iva, South Carolina and Richard Wimmer of Princeton, West Virginia took fifth place weighing in at 123.24 pounds and earned $850.00. The team fished around the Russellville area, both anchoring and drifting, finding their 7 fish for the day in 3 – 23 feet of water using perch for bait.

6th Place $700 Shane Queen and Ric Helms (Monroe, NC and Clover, SC) 122.04lbs.

7th Place $600 Dennis Dulin and Lee Hamilton (Dallas, NC and Bessemer City, NC) 118.24lbs.

8th Place $400 Travis Bradshaw and Steven Johnson (Willow Springs, NC and Angier, NC) 106.16lbs.

9th Place $350 Clay Henderson and Jason Wolfe (Fort Mill, SC and Fort Lawn, SC) 103.08lbs.

Big Fish $1,240 David Stanley and Travis Tilley (Madison, NC) weighing 56.66lbs.

A special thank you to Kevin Davis and Blacks Camp for supporting the event in every way possible! Also, thank you to Ron Presley with Catfish NOW for making the trip from Florida to cover the tournament. “We are excited to be back at Blacks Camp and Santee Cooper. This lake always shows out and proves it is a top spot as one of the all time great catfish fisheries in the United Sates and we always look forward to coming back!”

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For more information please call Cabela’s King Kat Trail at 502-384-5924. 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.

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