The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Rock River at Dixon, IL for the 2-day $10,000.00 Super Event June 5 & 6, 2015. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for $10,000.00 in cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat East and West Championship. This year's West Championship will be held September 25 & 26, 2015 at the Cumberland River, (Old Hickory Lake), Gallatin, Tennessee. The East Championship will be held October 2nd & 3rd, 2015 at Lake Wateree, Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: www.kingkatusa.com and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.
Late registration will be held Thursday, June 4 the day before competition at Ace Hardware, 900 Galina Avenue, Dixon, IL from 5-7 pm. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7pm.Must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. A one year membership is $25.00. To pre-register go on line to: www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774.
Legal waters for the event will be: Rock River from the Steel Mill Dam at Milan to the Dam at Oregon.
The tournament weigh-in will be held at Page Park, Page Park Drive, Dixon, IL. Tournament hours each day are 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4:00 PM with a 5 fish limit per team. To help preserve the sport only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament. For a complete list of rules visit our website listed below or phone Cabela's King Kat Headquarters at the number listed below.
Sponsor and Host Lodging for this Event
The Dixon Welcome Center would like to welcome all Cabela’s King Kat anglers and their guest to the area and hope they take the opportunity to enjoy the many attractions in the area. For more information on this area call: (815) 284-3496 or visit their website at: www.discoverdixon.org. Host lodging for the event will be the Comfort Inn, 136 Plaza Drive, Dixon, IL. For reservations call: (815) 284-0500.
Free Kids Fishing Rodeo
In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hold the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event at Page Park, Page Park Drive, Dixon, IL. The event is free of charge and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM with the Kid's Fishing Event starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. All children will receive a prize just for entering. Bring your favorite rod, reel and bait and show your true fishing ability. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Outdoor Promotions $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in October.
Outdoor Promotions and our anglers have contributed nearly $322,000.00 to the “Kids” Scholarships since 1997. We are very proud to be a part of the education process for the youngsters who participate in our tournaments as adult/youth teams and those who fish in the Outdoor Promotions “Kids Fishing Rodeos”.
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Located along the scenic Rock River in northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County. At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.
Dixon’s history dates back to 1828 when Joseph Ogee settled at the site of what is now known as Dixon. Two years later, “Father” John Dixon came to the area, purchased Ogee’s land claims and continued the establishment of a settlement by operating a ferry across the beautiful Rock River.
In 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln marched up the Rock River Valley at the head of the Sangamon County Volunteers. He and his troops were mustered in at Fort Dixon to fight in the Blackhawk Indian Wars. Fort Dixon was located on the north bank of the Rock River, and the spot is now marked with a bronze statue of Lincoln.
It is hard to think of Dixon without associating the name of her most famous son, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The former President is wellknown for calling Dixon his hometown, and he spent his formative years in Dixon attending its schools and spending summers as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park Beach. Dixon was instrumental in forming the character of our 40th President.
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