Justin Cook of New Franklin, and Gary Ryan of Columbia, took first place of the event, weighing in at 121.46 pounds and earning $2,800, plus an additional $460 Big Fish and $300 Driftmaster Bonus.

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of Lake of the Ozarks on March 24 in Sunrise Beach. In the event over 50 anglers from five states were competing not only for the $6,000 in cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 Cabela’s King Kat Classic.

This year's Classic Championship will be held September 14 and 15, 2018 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, Ind. and will have a guaranteed payout of $110,000 in cash and prizes. Go to www.kingkatusa.com and like Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page for more information.

Results for the Top Teams

Justin Cook of New Franklin, and Gary Ryan of Columbia, took first place of the event, weighing in at 121.46 pounds and earning $2,800, plus an additional $460 Big Fish and $300 Driftmaster Bonus. The team fished around the 52-mile marker, anchoring and targeting flats in 15 feet of water using shad for bait to land 12 fish for the day, including Big Kat of the event, weighing 39.46 pounds.

Taking second place were Andrew Little of Ashland, and Jeff Sanger of Hartsburg, with a total weight of 97.08 pounds and earned $1,400. The team fished near 20-mile marker finding their fish up in coves following bait, that were holding in 15 – 18 feet of water. The team caught over 20 fish using shad for bait stating that the cold front shut the fish from biting around 11 a.m.

Justin Neece of Odessa, and Mike Carpenter of Breckinridge, took third place weighing in at 59.58 pounds and earned $975. The team fished between the 65 and 70-mile markers in 15 – 18 feet of water, anchoring all day over structure using shad for bait to land 9 fish for the day.