Since 2004, Cabela's has sponsored the King Kat Classic at different sites thru out the United States. Each year a club member has placed in the top 15, most were in the top ten. In 2004 it was Randy Bowels and Kevin Custer taking a ninth place finish in Iowa. The Santee Cooper tournament in 2005 produced two teams from the CCC finishing in the top ten. They were Robbie Byers and his dad taking a sixth place finish and Rodger Taylor and Mac Byrum taking tenth place. Hilderbran and Rhinheart came in seventeenth and Neely and Nichols were twentyeight. In 2006, which saw records broken for gross weigh, Ron Howard and his wife came in eleventh and Byres and his dad were twentysixth. Also, the founding fathers of the NCCATS were members of the Carolinas Catfish Club and charter members and they still maintain a close relationship with the club. In case you don't know who they are, they are Omar Edwards and Tracy Setzer. Rodger Taylor is waiting on DNA results on a possible state record white perch caught on Lake Wylie on the South Carolina side. Mac Byrum is in his third year of a five year term on the Lake Norman Marine Commission. Tournament fishermen in North Carolina and South Carolina are well aware of our presents at places like Santee Cooper and other places in SC and NC, when it is time to come to the scales. If you are not a member of the Carolinas Catfish Club, we invite you to come and visit when ever you can and if you like what you see and hear, we would welcome you as a member. Our purpose is to educate, develop trophy fisheries, conserve our trophy fisheries and have fun fishing together and take a little money at tournament time. We hope to see some new faces at our next meeting and expect to see you regular members.