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Cabela's King Kat Tournament Results for the Crystal City, Missouri Gateway Classic at Cabela's

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Results for the Crystal City, Missouri Gateway Classic

Author: Larry Crecelius

This past Saturday August 14th the Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail in Conjunction with the Gateway Catfish Club held the 2010 Crystal City, Missouri Gateway Classic at the Plattin Rock Boat Club.

These anglers fought the high temperatures and a heat advisory with temperatures reaching the triple digits to compete 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.

Top 5 Results
Taking first place was the team of Marty Gerloff of Chamois, Missouri and Roger Gerloff of Jefferson City, Missouri with a total weight of 175.8 pounds and earning $2,500.00. Marty and Roger were fishing in St. Louis in 50 feet of water using skipjack and catching 8 fish for the day with 2 over the 50 pound mark. Teams are allowed to weigh in their top 5 fish by weight at the end of the day.
Second place went to the team of Joe Ludtke of Springfield, Illinois and Jerry Cline I of New Berlin, Illinois with a weight of 151.75 pounds and earning $1,200.00. Joe and Jerry were fishing the Alton Pool in 20-30 feet of water using Asian Carp. The team caught 20 fish for the day and also received $100.00 for the  Monster Rod Holders bonus for 2nd place.
In third place was the team of Justin Cook of New Franklin, Missouri and Gary Ryan of Columbia, Missouri with a weight of 148.15 pounds and earning $500.00. Justin and Gary were fishing in St. Louis working 40-50 feet deep to catch 9 fish for the day using skipjack.
Glynn Rogan and Walter Hays of Cunningham, Kentucky took fourth place with a weight of 124.7 pounds and earning $400.00. Glynn and Walter were fishing the Southern portion of the boundary in 28 feet of water using skipjack. The team also had big fish of the day weighing 57.45 pounds and earning them another $500.00 for big fish of the day.

Taking fifth place was the team of Jeff Dodd of Trenton, Tennessee and Bill Kunzeman of Concord, Illinois with a weight of 118.05 pounds. Jeff and Bill were also fishing in the St. Louis area in 20-50 feet of water using skipjack to catch over 25 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 lcrecelius@crappieusa.com and I will get them to you as soon as possible.

The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail and the Gateway Catfishing Club would like to thank all those who braved the hot temperatures to fish in this year's Gateway Classic. We would also like to thank the Plattin Rock Boat Club for hosting the event. "We would like to thank national sponsors, Donn Lux of Rebel Yell and Jessica from the Cabela's Hazelwood store for coming to the weigh in", said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor.  "The water was high, with 5 mph current, and there was also a heat advisory as temperatures pushed into the triple digits, making conditions extremely tough.  Nearly 300 people were on hand to watch the weigh in with this tremendous heat," said Tanner.
NATIONAL SPONSORS
Cabela's The World's Foremost Outfitter, Rebel Yell Bourbon, Eagle Claw, Eagle Claw Bait and Scents, Monster Rod Holders, SeaArk Boats, Evinrude Outboards, The Sportsman Channel, Fishmate Pro Livewells, Adventure Products EGO Nets, Fling Cast Nets, Humminbird Electronics, Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Vicious Fishing Line, J.R. Mad's Famous Fish Breading, Brotherhood of Catfishermen (B.O.C.), Catfish1.com, Catfishing America TV, The Rod Shop, Rippin Lips and Ron Gooding Insurance.

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 lcrecelius@crappieusa.com or phone 812-525-2707.

Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
Outdoor Promotions Inc.
125 Ruth Ave.
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: 270-395-6774
Email: dvanvactor@kingkatusa.com