Perfect weather created the perfect opportunity for the region’s anglers to compete for catfishing dominance at the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail on the Delaware River in Chester last Saturday, writes Capt. Ron Presley for Examiner.com.
The anglers competed for $5,200 in cash and prizes, as well as the chance to qualify for the 2016 Cabela’s King Kat Northern and Southern Championships. Fishing was allowed anywhere accessible by boat on the Delaware River, and anglers could weigh in a maximum of five catfish.
It was a tough competition. But by the end of the day, team of Roy and Josh Trainor from Gibbstown, N.J., fishing about an hour south of Chester, had claimed the first-place prize of $3,000 with 31.88 pounds.
“It was a tough day fishing,” said Roy. “We moved a lot. It was probably the hardest we had to fish in 10 years.”
Carl Morris Jr. from Johnstown, Ohio and Rob Parsons from Mt. Vernon, Ind. came in second, winning $1,500 with 27.54 pounds. Third place and $500 went to Andrew Krzanowski from Wilmington and Jim Shinn from New Castle with 26.56 pounds.
Big Fish honors went to Stanley Kupsey from Woodbury, N.J. and Jim Monteleone from Rosenhayn, N.J. for a channel cat weighing 8.88 pounds.
Read more about the fishing competition at Examiner.com by clicking here.