Ronson Catmando Smothers of
Los Angeles is the new 2012
King of the Cats Champion
15 lb channel catfish caught on mackeral
in the Santiago Flats.
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
First 10 Qualifiers after the Kickoff Tournament:
1.Junior Virgen 13.7
2.Judith Macias 11.5
3.Ben Hinojosa 10
4.Mark Christoph 9.15
5.Marty Sauceda 9.13
6.Craig Adkinson 9.13
7.Elaine Dickerhoff 9.7
8.Diana Cortez 9.6
9.Omar Banks 9.5
10.Mark Capelouto 9.2
2013 King of the Cats
Qualifier Tournament Calendar
June 8th - King of the Cats Kickoff
July 6th - Independence Day Shoot out
August 10th - Mid Summer Nights Dream
September 14, 2013 - Last Chance Qualifier.
STARTING JUNE 1ST.
GOOD NEWS CATFISH ANGLERS!!
WE ARE PLEASED TO BRING BACK "THE GENERAL".
EVERY MONTH STARTING IN JUNE WE WILL STOCK ONE SPECIAL CATFISH WITH A NUMBERED RED/WHITE AND BLUE TAG ATTACHED. IF YOU CATCH THE GENERAL YOU WILL BE PLACED IN A DRAWING FOR A SPOT IN THE "KING OF THE CATS" CHAMPIONSHIP CATFISH TOURNAMENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON AND YOU WILL WIN $100 INSTANT CASH!!!
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 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. Okay to 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.