The series will now move to St. Joseph, Mo., for its annual overnight Reed Chevrolet Catfish Classic, which runs from Aug. 10-11 on the Missouri River. The event will launch from the French Bottom Boat Ramp on the Missouri River at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 and the weigh in will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 11.
The winning team this year will receive at least $15,000 for the largest total weight of the top-five fish caught, and the team that catches the single biggest fish will win a guaranteed $500 and will receive six Big Cat Fever rods valued at $500. If the first-place team catches a five-catfish limit weighing 225 pounds or more during the tournament, they will win a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ truck from Reed Chevrolet in St. Joseph. The truck is valued at $55,000.
The second place team is guaranteed $7,500, the third place team will win $5,500 and the fourth place team will receive $3,500. All top 10 teams will receive a cash payout of over $1,000. As of Tuesday, there were 71 teams registered for the tournament.
There is a $150 early entry fee with a $25 late fee for entries postmarked after Aug. 2.
To register, go to http://www.catfishchasers.com or contact Craig Collings by phone at 816-261-9353.