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Cabela's King Kat Tournament Results for Gallipolis, Ohio at Cabela's

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Results for Gallipolis, Ohio

Author: Larry Crecelius

This past Saturday August 28th the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail held a local qualifying event at Gallipolis, Ohio. These anglers were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2010 Cabela’s King Kat Classic. This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic will be held on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at Columbus, Mississippi November 12-13, 2010.

Top 5 Results
Taking first place was the Bardstown, Kentucky team of Steve and Lisa Douglas with a total weight of 63.6 pounds and earning $2,500.00. Steve and Lisa, one of the Monster Rod Holder Teams were fishing 2 miles downriver in 40 feet of water with their fish suspended 25 feet deep. The team was using skipjack and only caught 5 fish for the day to qualify for the Monster Rod Holder bonus of $200.00, which makes the 4th consecutive tournament in a row that bonus has been cashed in.
In second place was the Scioto Furnace, Ohio team of Tom Miller and Ken Craft with a weight of 60.45 pounds and earning $1,200.00. Tom and Ken were fishing near Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 40 feet of water to catch a total of 7 fish for the day using shad. Teams are allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish by weight at the end of the day.

Third place went to the Otway, Ohio team of David Hart and Teresa Shelpman with a total weight of 50.25 pounds and earning $500.00. David and Teresa were fishing 4 miles upriver in 30-42 feet of water using skipjack and shad to catch a total of 14 fish for the day.
Bob and Jill Kemp of Wellston, Ohio took fourth place with a weight of 48.25 pounds and earning $300.00. Bob and Jill were fishing up river in 27 feet of water using skipjack to catch a total of 7 fish for the day.
Taking fifth place was the team of Skip Martin of Akron, Ohio and Steve Gray of Barberton, Ohio with a weight of 43.25 pounds and earning a new Minn Kota  Trolling Motor. The team also took big fish of the event with a 38.35 pound flathead  which earned the team an additional $500.00. Skip and Steve caught the flathead 1/4 mile above the ramp at 2:30pm in 32ft of water using shad  and skipjack. The team caught 3 fish for  the day.
Attention Media: For a complete list of teams and their weights, see below. For photos of the winners, please email me at and I will get them to you as soon as possible.

We would like to thank the Gallia County CVB and Bob Hood for making this event a success. Also, Ray Mckinnis and Bob Evans Farm for hosting the kids rodeo in which 41 kids participated. Also, Keith from Boomerang Tools was on hand showing off their new line of products. It was a beautiful day, but fishing had been really tough as there hadn’t been any current. However, current did pick up today and we saw several good fish caught. Also the West Virginia DNR was on hand measuring fish and checking them for tags. The DNR found 3 fish that had tags, and they were pleasantly surprised at the large increase in blues that were weighed in. For more information on the area call: 1-800-765-6482 or visit their website at:


Team Name Day 1 Big Fish
Douglas, Steve - Douglas, Lisa 63.60 19.80
Miller, Tom - Craft, Ken 60.45 30.00
Hart, David - Shelpman, Teresa 50.25 0.01
Kemp, Bob - Kemp, Jill 28.25 21.10
Martin, Skip - Gray, Steve 43.25 38.35
Sexton, Criss - Sexton, Phyllis 43.00 0.01
Anderson, Todd - Sayre, Keith 29.25 0.01
McWilliams,Randy-Lange,Larry & Josh 25.75 21.75
Lange, Tim - Lange, Lynn 21.40 0.01
Pauley, Jim - Pauley, Terry 19.50 0.01
Bundy, Randy - Bundy, Gregor 17.20 0.01
Elliott, Doug - Hettinger, Curtis 15.05 0.01
Albright, JC - Albright, Randy 14.25 0.01
Dunford, Bruce - Evans, Darren 11.95 0.01
Hill III, Charles - Kilroy, Tim 10.50 0.01
Bartoe Jr., Roger - Clemons, Steven 9.20 0.01
Morris Jr., Carl - Martin, Sean 8.30 0.01
Caudill, Danny - Caudill, Connie 8.25 0.01
Fox, James - Fox, Janet 7.70 0.01
Myler, Donald - Roscoe, Jack 6.65 0.01
Campbell, J.C. - Campbell, Carl 5.15 0.01
Godbey, Danny - Godbey, Jerry 3.85 0.01
Torres, Nathaniel - Myers, Carl 3.05 0.01
Jackson, Justin - Ross, Dennis 2.90 0.01
Harrison, Brandon - McNeal, Cliff 0.01 0.01
Menshouse, Cecil - Withrow, Jason 0.01 0.01
Howell, Gregg - Wisecup, Gerald 0.01 0.01
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The following companies have furnished product to make your tournaments possible:  Keep Alive Oxygen Infusor, Akwa-Lung, Kat Juice and Flip Stick.

For entry forms or information on Cabela’s King Kat Trail phone 270-395-6774 or fax 270-395-4381. For media information contact Larry Crecelius at or phone 812-525-2707.

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail
Outdoor Promotions Inc.
125 Ruth Ave.
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: 270-395-6774