Catfish tournaments get anglers together and offer a great time to fish and take home a cash prize or trophy. They are held in various locations throughout the United States. You first need to qualify for a local tournament but it's not too tough. You need some good catfishing technique and some luck.
Here are some of the nation's most popular catfish fishing tournaments.
This is held every year and allows an angler to prove what he is worth. A fisherman can win a $60,000 price. It is sponsored by the rod maker Cabela and is a classic competitive catfish-angling tournament.
There are two ways to get into the tournament. One is to qualify through a club that participates in the tournament. The other is to fish and one of the King Kat National Qualifying Tournaments that are held all over the country in various locations.
You can win prizes such as cash, boats and trailers for anyone who catches the biggest fish. The real thrill is just to get out there with all the other professionals and catch the fish. You can find more information at the website www.kingkatusa.com
This is an SCA organized tournament that is held all over the country every year. The tournaments are in the South also especially in Tennessee and Alabama, which is where you will find some of the biggest catfish. The entry fee is $125 per boat and the prize for the biggest fish is $1000. There are different divisions to enter. You must have a basic membership to SCA, which cost $20 a year, but the entry into the classic tournament is $200.
Word gets around about this tournament as the organization started eight years ago in the great catfish fishing lands of Oklahoma. There are now tournaments in several other states. A.C.A.T.S. bring anglers from all around the world together and it is a great way to have a good time. There are also prizes.