More InformationThe Ohio Valley River Cats hosts its 12th annual catfish tournament on September 9-10, 2017 in Rising Sun, Indiana.
A team tournament, members can consist of one to three individuals. At least one team member must be 18 years of age or older. All fish must be caught off a boat by rod and reel. Boats launch from downtown Rising Sun.
Guaranteed prize money is $10,000 for first place; $2,000 for second; and $1500 for third. A $1000 Big Fish Award and a Drift Master Bonus of either $400 in cash or $600 in merchandise is available. A $1000 prize is available for the most weight by a male-female team, with at least one team member a female. Fourth through twentieth places are awarded $400-$170. Twenty-first through twenty-fifth place pay $100.
The entry fee is $50 per person and must include a completed entry form. Pre-registrations forms with competition guidelines are available at local businesses and at the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center located at 100 S. Walnut Street in Rising Sun during normal business hours. Deadline to register is by 7:00 a.m. on September 9.
Fishing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 9, and 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on September 10. The weigh-in is at the City of Rising Sun ramp and is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to the Mayor's Special BBQ during and after the weigh-in on Saturday, September 9.
For more information on the Ohio Valley River Cats Catfish Tournament, contact Frank McIntosh at (812) 584-2135.
The event is sponsored by the Ohio Valley River Cats, the City of Rising Sun, the Rising Sun Mayor's Office and the Ohio County Convention, Tourism, and Visitors Commission.
Information on events, lodging, and tourist attractions is available by calling Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism at (888) 776-4786, or logging on to enjoyrisingsun.com. Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.