PHOTOS: Vince Luecke
Forty-three teams from 10 states angled for catfish and more than $11,000 in prize money Saturday as Cabela’s King Cat Tourney came to Perry County. Dozens of people lined Water Street in Troy for the mid-afternoon weigh-in. Mike Mitchell, above, finished in fifth place but his team of fellow Alabama anglers, Jackson Mitchell and Rick Sexton, caught the largest fish, a 50.8-pound blue catfish.
Big Catfish

TROY – Catfish anglers from 10 states traveled to the Ohio River for Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. Forty-three teams gathered in Perry County to test their catfishing skills against other anglers and Mother Nature. The weigh-in was held in Troy.
Anglers were allowed to fish the Ohio River from the McAlpine Lock & Dam, South to the Newburgh Lock & Dam. Competitors were vying for $10,800 in cash and prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the $110,000 Classic Championship to be held Sept. 14 and 15 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville.