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King of the Cats 2013

Marty Sauceda wins the 2013 King of the Cats Championship with a 15.8 lb channel catfish caught on mackeral.




InFisherman magazine names Irvine Lake was as one of the top Catfish lakes in the nation! In fact we were the only lake from California metioned.

A Prize package worth $5,000.00

$1000 first place purse
King of the Cats Trophy
Champions Jacket
Summer Season unlimited fishing pass
Custom bottle of Bite On Cajun
Daiwa Rod and reel



King of the Cats 2013

2014 KOC - Kickoff first 10 qualifiers

Dan O Leary 10.75
John Moreno 10.65
Micheal Burney 10.65 (12:28)
Vargram Sulukayan 10.35
Paul Dalool JR 10.10
Robert Chatman 10.05
Varian Virgen 10.05
Miguel Pineda 9.85
Jordan Leader 9.55
Judith Macias 9.15

Catfish Shoot Out Qualifiers:

Rick Kizzae 12.3
David Clark 12.15
Jim Kruthers 10.8
Jordan Nguyen 9.85
Ken Miller 9.85
Royal Hunter 9.8
Ron Gay 9.65
Danny Pinnel 9.5
Erik Hagen 9.45
Travis Bradley with a 8.95

Mid Summer Nights Dream - Qualifiers

Pheopatric Boone 9.90
Geo Altermaria 8.35
Aaron Titelman 8.30
Jerome Mandanl 8.30
Ricardo Zepeda 8.25
Milton Jackson 7.75
Frank Guzman 7..40
Jordan Vega 7.10@12:45 am
Mike England 7.10 @12:51 am
Gibron Walker 7.0 lb

Last Chance Qualifier - Final 10

1.Alex Tung Ngu 12.80 $504
2. Terry Pontoon Lairson $245
3.Ryan Hagen 11.15 $172
4.Chad Steelman 10.40 $100
5.Rodney Sakamoto 8.55 $86
6.James Smelt $8.20 $72
7.Alex Brenton 7.25 $58
8.Eric Mondragon 7.10 $30
9. Brandie Smothers 7.05

10. Ricardo Esparza 5.05



2014 King of the Cats
Qualifier Tournament Calendar

June 7th - King of the Cats Kickoff

July 5th - Independence Day Shoot out

August 2nd - Mid Summer Nights Dream

September 13th - Last Chance Qualifier.

King of the Cats Masters Tournament will be October 25th - 26th


All qualifier tournaments will be a $20 buy in.
Contestants will be allowed to fish from shore, boat.
Any angler caught fishing prior to 6 am will be disqualified.
Campers may not occupy shoreline prior to 6 am
Rods may not be set up on shoreline prior to 6 am
Boats parked in rental slips may not leave dock prior to 6 am
2 Rod Maximum will be strictly enforced.
No live bait is permitted except for night crawlers, mealworms & wax worms.
No Chumming
No Jugging
No Hook and hand
No Fishing on the launch ramps
No Fishing on the docks
*Lagoon Fish do not count*
You will be allowed to weigh in only (1) single largest catfish.
5 fish take home limit.  No Catch and release.
Any fish intentionally foul hooked or snagged will be disqualified.
1st possible weigh in is at 1 p.m. 
Last possible weigh in 1 am.
Once catch is certified by weigh master the fish is considered an offical catch.
All contest ties are decided by order of weigh-in time for each angler's individual catch.

The King of the Cats Championship will be a test of your skill and endurance.
Hours of the Championship are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.

Anglers must be at least 16 years of age to compete. Anglers between 16 and 18 yrs must show proof of age prior to competing and must have written permission by parent or guardian.

Current Champion

2013 Marty Sauceda

Previous Champions

2012 Ronson Smothers

2011 Brandon Woodward

2010 Elaine Dickerhoof

2009 Chris Hagopian