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Clarksville to host Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament Saturday, April 26th

McGregor Park Docks Will Be Closed

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament will be taking place on the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday, April 26th.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Ken Freeman Outdoor Promotions invite you to see all the action live at McGregor Park, 640 North Riverside Drive.

Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament coming to Clarksville Saturday
Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament coming to Clarksville Saturday

The CVB also wants to announce that the courtesy docks located at the park will be closed on Saturday to accommodate the tournament participants.

The Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest is an annual catfish tournament with big competition and big prizes. The tournaments take place over several months, in different cities, and end with a championship event in the fall that is typically televised for a national audience.

“The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to work with Ken Freeman again for their tournament,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of the CVB. “We are also looking forward to the participants and their families being in town to experience the Rivers and Spires Festival this weekend. They will get the opportunity to really experience all the amenities that Clarksville has to offer.”

The last time Clarksville hosted the Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest was in August 2013. The event ended with a three-way tie for first place, with a weigh-in of over 105 pounds for the three teams.

Bass Pro ShopsOver 100 anglers from Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana can be expected to participate in the Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest event. All the participants can easily be classified as some of the best competitors in tournament Catfishing. The event is expected to draw more fishermen than ever to the Cumberland River.

According to Ken Freeman, all active duty military with an ID and wounded warriors are welcome to register and fish for free at this event.

The Cumberland River and its tributaries reachable by boat are all fair game for the individuals competing this year.

Boats will begin going in the water after midnight on Saturday, but anglers will not be allowed to leave the ramp waters until 4:00am and the real competition will begin at 6:00am. The fishing will come to an end at 4:00pm when all those competing will be back at the boat dock for the final roll call and the big weigh-in. A one-day comprehensive weigh-in of the best five fish will provide an overall best weight and will decide the winner. Weigh in will take place at McGregor Park.

All those interested in participating are encouraged to register. The event is open to the public. Registration for the event will be held Friday, April 25th at the weigh-in site at McGregor Park, from 3:00pm-8:00pm.

Those interested in watching the event and the weigh-in on Saturday can park at the north end of the Cumberland RiverWalk, near the River Center.

“We have had a great history of hosting the Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest events in the past and are happy to have them back in Clarksville-Montgomery County. This type of event generates a large amount of revenue for the local economy and also promotes recreational tourism in our community,” said Harrington.

For more information on the tournament please visit www.bigcatquest.com or call Ken Freeman at 731.234.1888. For information on accommodations while visiting Clarksville, please visit www.clarksvillecvb.com .


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