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Dixon lands major catfishing tournament

November 16, 2008 at 08:43 PM

DIXON (AP)—The city of Dixon has reeled in a big catch that has the potential to be a money maker.

According to local tourism officials, a catfish tournament sponsored by national outdoor sports retailer Cabela’s will be held June 6.

The event will be a part of the Cabela’s “King Kat Tournament Trail,” which runs March through October with other stops in Texas, Alabama, Missouri and Kentucky.

At least $10,000 in prizes will be awarded, based on participation of at least 30 two-person teams. The more teams that participate, the more award money there will be.

Dixon will be the center of the tournament, but participants will be able to fish the Rock River from Rockford to Rock Island.

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