Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Making a Stop in the River City March 11th

Decatur, Ala. (March 8, 2017) – The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail is making a stop in the River City this weekend and is expected to attract approximately 100 anglers from across the United States. Hosted by the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the one-day tournament is set for Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail is an opportunity for 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 22-23, 2017, on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tenn. The East Championship will be held October 6-7, 2017, on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina.

While Wheeler Lake is a well-known destination for bass fisherman, it is also considered a hot spot for huge catfish. The top two fish in last year’s tournament weighed in at a near record 86.78 and 8568 pounds. Anglers traveled to Decatur from 12 states including Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Montana, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, West Virginia, and Missouri as well as from within Alabama to compete in the popular catfish-angling tournament.

Launch time is set for 5 a.m. and tournament hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4 p.m. at Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW. Take-offs and weigh-ins are open to the public with free admission.

Children are invited to participate in the Kids Fishing Rodeo held in conjunction with the tournament. The activity is free for youth up to 12 years old. Each participant receives a prize and is entered to win one of six ($1,000) college scholarships drawn annually.

Launching in 2003, the King Kat Trail is the largest catfish tournament organization in the United States. For more information on the tournament trail, visit

For more information on Wheeler Lake, visit

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