Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
The Cabela's King Kat Fishing concluded Saturday afternoon at New Madrid with the Kentucky team of Glynn Grogan and Walter Hays hauling just over 160 pounds of catfish to take top honors and draw lots of admiration from the crowd. The tournament, one of several conducted by Cabela, drew 30 teams from eight states and is the final fishing competition leading up to the Cabela's King Kat Classic national tournament. According to Tanner Tabor, tournament director, the New Madrid event drew some of the top anglers. "New Madrid always has the best anglers that target the big fish," said Tabor. "The Mississippi River can intimidate some people but at the same time it brings out some of the best." The largest fish, pictured, pulled out Saturday by the Illinois team of Dale Kerns and Greg Edwards weighed 59.9 pounds.
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