King Kat Tournament Trail Travels to Belmont, NC

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

The June 6, 2020 tournament will be on Lake Wylie.

Originally scheduled for April 25, the Wylie event has been rescheduled for June 6, 2020. Catfish anglers from several states will travel to Belmont, NC to fish Lake Wylie for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2020 King Kat Classic which will feature a guaranteed payout of $120,000 in cash and prizes.

Anglers fishing the June 6, 2020 event will be testing their catfishing skills against other anglers and whatever Mother Nature has in store.

North and South Carolina share Lake Wylie as a popular fishing destination. The man-made lake was formed when the Catawba River was dammed 1904. A new dam more than doubled its size in 1924 to its present state of 13,400 acres.

A winning stringer on Wylie could include both blue cats and flatheads, according to Benji Brown who fishes Wylie often.

“Lake Wylie is not a deep lake,” reported Brown. “The main river channel runs about 30-40 feet deep. The lake is miles long with a number of major creeks feeding the river. Bait is usually relatively easy to catch. Personally, we use white perch, bream, gizzard shad, and even crappie (only in NC). Depending on the time of the year, anchoring in the shallows in the backs of the creeks, or dragging baits on the river channel ledge can be very productive.”

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