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Some of the nation’s top anglers will showcase their best ways to catch catfish April 26-27 when the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail visits the Alabama River.

The two-day tournament will feature a $10,000 payout, or more, along with other prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat Classic. The championship will be Sept. 26-28 on Kentucky Lake.

Based in Selma, the King Kat anglers will ply the winding Alabama River for its giant catfish. Big blues and flatheads regularly are caught from the river. The tournament weigh-in will be at the Selma City Marina. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 4 p.m., and teams are limited to five fish each day. Only live fish will be weighed in and all fish will be released after the tournament.

Pre-register online at www.kingkatusa.com or call 270-395-6774. Late registration will be held April 25 at the Carneal Arts Revive, 3 Church St., in Selma from 5-7 p.m. Captains Meeting/Seminar will follow at 7 p.m. Anglers must be a member of the King Kat Association to fish this event. A one-year membership is $25.

Legal waters for the event will be Alabama River from the Robert Henry Lock & Dam to the Miller’s Ferry Lock & Dam.

The City of Selma, Dallas County Commission, Selma Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Power Co. and the First Cahawba Bank are sponsors.

Free Kids Fishing Rodeo

In conjunction with the tournament the Cabela’s King Kat Kids event will be held at the East Selma City Fish Pond, 501 Plant St., in Selma. The event is free and open to all youth 12 and younger. Sign up is from 8-9 a.m. and fishing will be from 9-11 a.m. All children will receive a prize. All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Prizes for winners will be given in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-12.

For a complete list of rules and other information about the tournament or circuit, visit www.kingkatusa.com.

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