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2017 Tournament Results

Location:Chester, PA - Delaware River
Date:06/24/17

Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Results for The Delaware River at Chester, Pennsylvania

This past Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Delaware River at Chester, Pennsylvania. In the event, over 50 anglers from 6 states, were competing not only for the $5,440.00 in cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2017 Cabela’s King Kat Northern and Southern Championship. This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22 and 23, 2017 at the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake), Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6 and October 7, 2017 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.

Results for the Top Teams

Saturday morning saw difficult weather conditions with storms early in the morning, clearing in the afternoon with sunny skies, temperatures in the 80's and wind at 13 - 15 mph. Anthony Fisler and Jay Trexler, both of Gibbstown, New Jersey took first place of the tournament, weighing in at 54.30 pounds and earning $3,000.00. The team fished down river in Delaware, finding their fish in 30 feet of water. They had all channel cats with the largest one weighing 13 pounds. The team anchored next to structure using various cut baits to land over 50 fish for the day.

Taking second place were Jason Miller of Sellersville, Pennsylvania and Karen Watson of Telford, Pennsylvania with a total weight of 48.36 pounds and earned $1,500.00. The team ventured quite a ways north from Chester, fishing above the Trenton Falls targeting fast water and large rock and wood piles in 14 – 20 feet of water. They used panfish for bait to catch 10 total fish on Saturday.

Lee Dickerson of Middletown, Pennsylvania and Keith Rippeon of Fairfield, Pennsylvania took third place weighing in at 36.16 pounds and earned $500.00. The team fished above Trenton in 12 – 16 feet of water, anchoring on drop offs in the rocks and fishing current seams using live and cut bait to land their fish.

A special thank you to Drake Nakaishi and all the city employees who make this event run smoothly. Also a special thank you to all the city council members for being a big part in the event. Thank you to Harrah's for allowing us to use their facilities and also for being a local sponsor of the event. Thank you to all the local sponsors for making it possible to have this event: City of Chester, Chester EDA Harrah's, Monroe Energy, Murphy Ford, Cabela's, GWSI, HealthMats, ROE, Chester Water Authority, RV&B Engineers, The Social Lounge, The Nakaishi Group, and Bochetto & Lentz Law Firm.

NATIONAL SPONSORS: Cabela's The World’s Foremost Outfitter, Alumacraft, Adventure Products EGO Nets, RigRap, B 'n' M Poles, Minn Kota, Mercury Marine, Mustad Hooks, Driftmaster Rodholders, Gamma Line, Humminbird Electronics, World Fishing Network – WFN, Rippin' Lips, Keep Alive, Cat River Anchors, Sunsect Sunscreen & Insect Repellent, Humminbird Lakemaster Maps, Digital EFX Wraps, Tentology, Crown Trophy, Gill Rainwear, Catfish Now, Whisker Wear and Allen Company.

For more information please call Cabela’s King Kat Trail at 502-384-5924. 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.

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