‘King Kat’ returns to riverbanks


Events planned for fishermen of all ages

Staff Report



Pictured are last year’s state record-breakers Mark Blauvelt, of New Lebanon, and Ryan Lawrence, of Dayton, who finished second place with a total weight of 103.14 pounds. Also pictured is Gallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup.


Gallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup with a participant at the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at Bob Evans Farm Pond, Rio Grande, last year. A similar event will be held this Saturday.


GALLIPOLIS — The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers this Saturday, May 13 at Gallipolis.

Late registration will be held today, Friday, May 12 at the Super 8 Hotel, from 5-7 p.m. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7 p.m. You must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. Legal waters for the event will be: the Ohio River from the Belleville Lock & Dam, South to the Robert C. Byrd Lock & Dam. Also up the Kanawha River to the Buffalo Bridge (869).

The tournament weigh-in will be held at Gallipolis City Park Boat Ramp, Gallipolis. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4 p.m. with a 5 fish limit per team. 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 the website at: www.kingkatusa.com or phone Cabela’s King Kat Headquarters at: (502) 384-5924.

In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event on Saturday, May 13 at Bob Evans Farm Pond, Rio Grande. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. The Kid’s Fishing Event is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All children will receive a prize just for entering. Bring an adult, rod, reel and bait. 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 scholarships to be awarded in October.

For more information on this event, or any tourism event in Gallia County, call the Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau at (740) 446-6882 or visit their website at: www.visitgallia.com.

Pictured are last year’s state record-breakers Mark Blauvelt, of New Lebanon, and Ryan Lawrence, of Dayton, who finished second place with a total weight of 103.14 pounds. Also pictured is Gallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_KingKat-1.jpgPictured are last year’s state record-breakers Mark Blauvelt, of New Lebanon, and Ryan Lawrence, of Dayton, who finished second place with a total weight of 103.14 pounds. Also pictured is Gallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup.

Gallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup with a participant at the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at Bob Evans Farm Pond, Rio Grande, last year. A similar event will be held this Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_5.12-PPR-Queens-1.jpgGallia County Tourism Queen Rachael Northup with a participant at the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at Bob Evans Farm Pond, Rio Grande, last year. A similar event will be held this Saturday.
Events planned for fishermen of all ages

Staff Report