Santee Cooper’s growing reputation as a big fish lake will likely draw top catfish competitors in March. The March 10, 2018 event will be held out of the popular Black’s Camp and Restaurant. Both lakes, Marion and Moultrie, will be in play for anglers to demonstrate their catfishing skills.
The tournament offers the opportunity for local and travelling catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic Championship. 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 their website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela’s King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain information on their events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.
Late registration will be held Friday, March 9 the day before competition at Blacks Camp, 1370 Blacks Camp Road, Cross, SC 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 $30.00. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call (502) 384-5924. Legal waters for the event will be: Anglers may fish both Marion and Moultrie Lakes.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Blacks Camp, 1370 Blacks Camp Road, Cross, SC. Tournament hours are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in the weigh-in line by 4:00 PM with a 5 fish limit per team.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the weigh-in. Attendees are like to see plenty of big catfish like those shown in the accompanying photos.
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: www.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela’s King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924.
Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event
Blacks Camp would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information about the city please call (843) 753-2231 or visit their website at: www.blackscamp.com. Host lodging for the event will be Blacks Camp, 1370 Blacks Camp Road, Cross, SC. For reservations, please call (843) 312-3080. Rooms may be limited, it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.
Free Kids Fishing Rodeo
In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event on Saturday, March 10 at Blacks Camp, 1370 Blacks Camp Road, Cross, SC. 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.
Outdoor Promotions and their anglers have contributed $350,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. King Kat is very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in their tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.
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