*RESCHEDULED TO 8-3* -Cabela’s King Kat Tournament

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament.
Tourney Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Location:  Dixon, IL – Rock River

Late-Fee Deadline:  05/17/19
Off Limits:  You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.
Start Time:  :30 am
Stop Time:  :00 pm
Weigh-In:  :00 pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament)
Details:  Anglers may fish the Rock River from the Steel Mill Dam to the Hwy 72 Bridge at Byron.

Seminar Site:  Ace Hardware & Outdoor Center
900 N. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL
Late Sign-In:  5-7 pm
Seminar Begins:  7 pm
Seminar is open to the public.

Weigh-In Site:  Page Park
614 Palmyra St.
Dixon, IL
Kids’ Rodeo:  Page Park
Same as Weigh-In Site

How to Enter

Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 or over 65 years of age. Early registration can be accomplished on the King Kat website at https://www.kingkatusa.com/Tournament_Registration.cfm. Teams may also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by entering at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar on the night before the tournament begins. Late entries are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Participating anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association (KKA). Membership is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for spouse and youth memberships. Other membership levels are outlined on the King Kat website. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of the King Kat Association, one of the top catfishing fishing publications in the nation.

Registration and Seminar

A pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at Ace Hardware & Outdoor Center, 900 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

Sign up will begin at 5:00 pm. The Seminar and National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starts at 7:00 pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. Those individuals not fishing the event are encouraged to attend and meet top catfish anglers from several different states.

The Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Saturday at Page Park, 614 Palmyra St., Dixon, IL 61021 beginning at 4:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in.

Sponsor and Host Lodging Site

Dixon Chamber of Commerce & Main Street welcomes all King Kat anglers and their guests to the area and hopes that they take the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions.

Host lodging is Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Dr., Dixon, IL 61021 (815-284-0500). The number of rooms in the area may be limited. It is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

Free Kids Fishing Rodeo

A FREE Catfish Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament. Sign up is Saturday morning at Page Park, 614 Palmyra St., Dixon.

The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 years old and younger. All participating children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up is from 8:00 am until 9:00 am with fishing from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. The Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of six $1,000 scholarships presented by Outdoor Promotions. The scholarships are awarded annually at the Cabela’s King Kat Classic. 

Outdoor Promotions and participating anglers have contributed $360,000.00 to youth scholarships since 1997. They are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in the tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions Kids Fishing Rodeos.