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  • Dates for 2018 have been added
  Big Cat Paylaker World Championship© Tournament

  September 16th, 2018

  • Arrive by 6:30am for registration. Tourney will run from 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • To qualify for the Big Cat Paylaker World Championship Tournament
  • Win 1st place on one the hourly Big Bang Tournaments and you are automatically qualified for the   Tournament. Only the 1st place hourly winners from the Big Bang Tournament will be in the Big Cat Paylaker World Championship Tournament
  • $5.00 of the $105.00 entry fee to the Big Bang Tournament will go to the Big Cat Paylaker World Championship Tournament. The final total is subject to the total amount of participants for the 4 Big Bang Tournaments.
  • The participants will have a free entry for the tournament for fishing.
  • The Big Cat Paylaker World Champion Tournament will be a 1 pole, 6 hour tournament, biggest catfish takes all….
  • Winner will receive the Big Cat Paylaker World Championship
  • Tournament payout estimated ($1400.00 based on 70 big bang tournament entries each), trophy, coat, hat and title of "Big Cat Paylaker World Champion"
  Big Bang Tournament

  Dates - April 22nd / May 27th / July 1st / August 5th / September 2nd, 2018

  • $105.00 Entry fee plus cost of a ticket. 100% pay back on all entries, excluding $5.00 which will go to the Big Cat Paylaker World Championship Tournament.
  • Tournament pays each hour on the two biggest fish.  Tournament will run for 10 hours from 8:00 AM thru 6:00 PM.  Pay back will be based on the number of entries for the tournament.
  • 100% Pay back an hour from 8am-7pm
  • One pole tourney, be there by 6am to register and for drawing spots. Redraw for spots after 1/2 the tourney is done
  Catfishermans Paradise Seasonable Championship

  • Runs from the 'Opening Day" of the Big Cat fishing until "Closing Day" of the Big Cat Lake fishing season
  • All normal Lake Rules apply for the 4 Big Cat Fishing Lakes, no additional cost to enter, covered under your normal daily Big Cat Lake Fishing ticket purchase
  • ALL catches over 40+lbs must be weighed in and photographed by the bait house and recorded into the Seasonable Championship Log Book, NO Exceptions
  • It is the fisherman's responsibility to confirm they have been recorded into the Seasonable Championship Log Book, NO Exceptions
  • At the end of the season, the fisherman with the most fish recorded in the Seasonable Championship Log Book weighing over 40+lbs, will win the title of "Catfishermans Paradise Seasonable Champion"
  Weekend Tournaments  

  Starts: TBD

  • Every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm-12am
  • $10 entry fee / 2 Pole Limit
  • Pays 1st and 2nd place for biggest catfish- 1st place gets 60% and 2nd place gets 40% of the entry winnings
  • 1st place winner will receive a plaque as well as 60% of the entry winnings
  Grand Championship Tournament

  • The winner of the most 1st place tournaments from the Friday and Saturday night tournaments will receive a trophy, coat, hat and $500.00
  Pro Team Magnum Tournament Series

  • 6-Hour Tournamnet
  • $50 entry fee; per person
  • Paying out: 1st Place - 60% / 2nd Place - 40%
  • Tournaments will be held on Sundays from 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Dates are coming
  • There will be a Pre $20 sign up fee per person
  • The sign up fee will go to the winning team at the end of the tournament series
  • There will be trophies and a coat saying "2015 Pro Team Magnum Champs"
  • Winners will be deteremined by the winning team with the most points at the end of the tournament series
  • 1st Place Win - 6 points
  • 2nd Place - 4 Points
  • If there is a tie, winner will be determined by the largest fish caught by the teams that tied in the four tournaments
  • Teams can use an alternate if a team member is unable to attend
  Iron Man Tournaments  

  Starts: March 3rd, May 5th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, 2018
  • Saturday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • $100 entry fee, pays out each hour
  • Pay $10 after Iron Man to enter the Saturday Night Tournament
  • Largest fish during each tournament, counts as a spot in the World Championship and free entry    into the next Big Bang Tournament
  • Trophies for each Tournament winner

  Dates - TBD

  • $105.00 Entry fee plus cost of a ticket.
  • First come first serve on signup
  • Tournament pays each hour for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • 35 Ohio and 35 Kentucky Signup Slots
  • Winning state is determined by how many points your members win for you
  • Winner gets a t-shirt and every winning team member gets a trophy