Owensboro to host KingKat tournament 2024

Owensboro to host KingKat tournament 2024
Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 11:12 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - One of the nations largest catfish tournaments is coming to the Ohio River in Owensboro in 2024.

City and KingKat officials made the announcement this Monday afternoon

The KingKat outdoor expo will be held the first weekend of May.

Organizers say they hope to have up to one-hundred teams fishing for catfish.

“Thousands and thousands of dollars is going be pouring into our community for fishermen for people providing fuel for them, and providing bait for them. There’s also a hunting and fishing expo that’s part of this. So, you’re going have people that’s going to drive all across the country to Owensboro to check out the tournament and then purchase things from vendors at the Owensboro convention center” said Dave Kirk of Visit Owensboro.

KingKat officials also say two television shows will be produced from the tournament that will be released in 2025.

We’ll update this story once more tournament details comes available.