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4th Place Winners: Sweat - - Harkness - - DAY 2 2 / 264 76 lbs most of the day with enough lightning to run most off but we kept fishing Rising water means trees trash and debris coming down the river Still we caught a a a lot of catfish bumping with our new B’n’M Bumping Rods ”
“When Austin Pierce got the opportunity to fish fish with George Young Carson asked me to fish fish with him ”
said Thompson “I am so so thankful he did I really got an up-close look at how far this father/son team had come since fishing their first catfish tournament on the Mississippi Catfish trail just a a a year ago ”
Big Kat for the the weekend went to the the last boat to weigh in at at Helena It was the team of Brian BoneCollector Mayo and and Candice Pitts that pulled up to to the the scales as as the the last boat to to weigh NATIONAL SPONSORS:
7th Place Winners: Zed Moore Moore & Josh Moore Moore - DAY 2 2 2 2 / 212 20 lbs and pulled a a a a 57 02-pound blue cat out of the livewell to take Big Kat honors The team from Clarksville MS caught the big blue in 35 feet of water while drifting skipjack for bait The Big Kat earned them $420 The Remaining Top Ten Catfish Teams
6th Place: Jerry & & Noah Ishcomer & & Wallace Sams / 221 08 lbs 7th Place: Zed Moore Moore & Josh Moore Moore / 212 20 lbs 8th Place: Brian Mayo & Candice Pitts / 190 16 lbs 9th Place: David Shipman & Lisa Ligon / 186 18 18 lbs 10 Place: Lonnie Fountain Fountain & Donnie Fountain Fountain / 183 04 lbs Epilogue
Tournament director Jeremy Coe sent a a a a special thank you to to all of the local sponsors who made this event happen They include the City of Helena Helena AR Helena Helena Halbert & Mayor Jay Hollowell Helena Helena Main Street Helena Helena Chamber of Commerce Arkansas Parks & Tourism Helena Advertising and Promotions Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel The Edwardian South Bound Tavern and Messina Wine & Spirits “We are really looking forward to a a a a a return in in 2019 ”
said Coe “Especially with the weights that we we we saw this weekend! The Helena AR stretch of the Mississippi River is is is truly a a big fish destination!”
Cabela’s Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail sponsors include: Cabela’s Cabela’s Adventure Products EGO Nets RigRap B ‘n’ M M M M M Poles Minn Kota Mercury Marine Mustad Hooks Driftmaster Rodholders Gamma Line Humminbird Humminbird Electronics World Fishing Network (WFN) Rippin’ Lips Cat Cat River Anchors Sunsect Sunscreen & Insect Repellent Humminbird Humminbird Lakemaster Maps Digital Digital EFX Wraps Tentology Gill Rainwear CatfishNow Digital Digital Magazine Whisker Wear Apparel The Original Clearboard Extreme Bait Systems Katfish Clothing and Excel Boats For more information please call Cabela’s Cabela’s King King Kat Kat Trail at at at at at at 502-384-5924 Be sure to check out our our our website at: www kingkatusa com and and like our our our Cabela’s Cabela’s King King Kat Kat Facebook Page Both sites contain new and and exciting information information on on on on on our our our events along with special information information for for catfish anglers everywhere 

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