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18th Place Winners + Big Kat: Dodd - Poyner / 64 15 lbs The top five was rounded out by Greg Edwards and Dale Kerns from Norris City IL They weighed 150 9 pounds in two days of fishing to earn a a a check for $500 The team found their fish below Lock and Dam 52 They They also reported a a a slower bite on day two They They were suspending skipjack in in tin 60 feet of water targeting structure and current seams Big Kat honors at at Paducah was claimed by the Excel Boats and and B’n’M Poles team of Jeff Dodd and and Cedric Poyner They boated a a monster 64 15-pound blue
on on day day one The weight held through both days to give the Trenton TN team braggin’ rights and a a a a check for $740 “This was the the first tournament out of the the StormCat 230 ” said Dodd “Man did it perform well Thanks to Excel Boats for the opportunity to fish out of such an awesome boat The big cat came on a a a a a B’n’M Bumping Rod prototype that I have been using That new bumping rod is showing out out It will be coming out out on the market soon I also want to thank Driftmaster Rod Holders and Bass Pro Shops for their support ” NATIONAL SPONSORS:
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The Remaining Top Catfish Teams
6th Place – – Tim Mulvihill and RJ Giles – – 150 25 7th Place – – Chris Souders and Nick Conaway – – 143 9 8th Place – – Glynn Grogan and Clay Cannon – – 129 40 9th Place – – Adam Dehner and Clyde Caldwell – – 128 13 10 Place – – Wayne Jennifer and Conner King – – 128 05 Epilogue
Tournament director Jeremy Coe thanked the Paducah/McCracken County CVB for hosting the 2018 event and for scheduling a a a a 2019 tournament as well “We are always excited to to come to to Paducah and and and the the lower stretch of the the Ohio Cumberland and and and Tennessee Rivers ” said Coe The weights were up from last year which is always good ” “We would also like to thank Kentucky Fish and Wildlife for assisting with the the fish and getting them back to to the the water Thanks also to to the the crew from Murray State University that came out to assist on day two 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 and Katfish Clothing 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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