Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Fall Event

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:30am

Catfish anglers from several states will travel to Camden, SC on Lake Wateree for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2019 King Kat Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $120,000 in cash and prizes.

Anglers fishing the October 5, 2019 event will be testing their catfishing skills against other anglers and whatever Mother Nature has in store.

Competing anglers may fish all of Lake Wateree. In a spring tournament on Wateree David Faulkenbury and J.R. Holler claimed the top honors with126.74 pounds. The location is always popular because of its 100 plus pounds per day potential.

Some lucky angler will be awarded a $1,000 lodging bonus for staying at a Camden - Kershaw County hotel so plan you stay accordingly.

How to Enter

Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 or over 65 years of age. Early registration can be accomplished on the King Kat website at Teams may also enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or by entering at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar on the night before the tournament begins. Late entries are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Participating anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association (KKA). Membership is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for spouse and youth memberships. Other membership levels are outlined on the King Kat website. Each membership will include a subscription to the official publication of the King Kat Association, one of the top catfishing fishing publications in the nation.

Registration and Seminar

A pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at Camden City Arena. 517 Bull St., Camden, SC 29020.

Sign up will begin at 5:00 pm. The Seminar and National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starts at 7:00 pm local time. This seminar is open to the public. Those individuals not fishing the event are encouraged to attend and meet top catfish anglers from several different states.

The Weigh-In Site

The tournament weigh-in will be held on Saturday at Clearwater Cove Marina, 2029 Baron Dekalb Rd., Camden, SC 29201 beginning at 3:00 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for non-competitors to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in.


Sponsor and Host Lodging Site

City of Camden welcomes all King Kat anglers and their guests to the area and hopes that they take the opportunity to enjoy the local attractions.

Host lodging is Colony Inn, 2020 W. Dekalb St., Camden, SC 29020 (803-432-5508). The number of rooms in the area may be limited. It is recommended that participants make their reservations early.


The Classic Championship

This year’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic Championship will be held November 01–02, 2019 on the on the Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) in Decatur, AL. The points race has been upgraded to $30,000 paid to the top 20 places. It features a guaranteed payout of $120,000 in cash and prizes based on competitors’ the top five finishes.  

For more information on the championship and other King Kat activities visit their website at Anglers can also follow the trail on the King Kat Facebook Page.



Clearwater Cove Marina

Fee or Admissions Info

Free to spectators but if you would like to fish in the tournament you can find out additional info at

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Jeremy Coe

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