50 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554
The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Illinois River at Pekin, Illinois, June 16, 2018. This is the opportunity for 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. 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.
Late registration will be held Friday, June 15 the day before competition at Ray Dennison Cheverolet, 2320 N. 8th Street, Pekin, IL 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 the Illinois River from the Bridge at Henry (mm196), South to the Bridge at Havana (mm120).
The tournament weigh-in will be held at the Pekin Boat Ramp, 1 Court Street, Pekin, IL. 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. 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
Ray Dennison Cheverolet and The City of Pekin 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 Ray Dennison Cheverolet at (866) 574-3640, website: www.raydennisonchevy.com; The City of Pekin can be reached at (309) 477-2300, website: www.ci.pekin.il.us. There is no host lodging at this time.
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, June 16 at the Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court Street, Pekin, IL. 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 our anglers have contributed $350,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.
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