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Event: 2nd Annual 2024 Sling N’ Baits

Bank Masters Catfish Tournament



This event is strictly a bank fishing only tournament for catfish anglers. All local, state and federal fishing laws and regulations will apply! 

Lake Location: Cheney Reservoir


Address: 16000 NE 50th, Cheney, Kansas 67025


Tournament Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024


Competition Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm 


Cash Prizes/Awards:

1st Place = $800.00

2nd Place = $350.00

3rd Place = $200.00

Largest Catfish Prize = $150.00

*All tournament payouts are based on a total number of entries. Any and all cash prizes may be adjusted proportionately based on the number of tournament entries at the discretion of the tournament director, which may include lowering tournament payouts.


Tournament Scoring:



Tournament scoring will be determined by the total combined/cumulative weight of each team’s five (5) largest catfish caught.




Sorry, our 2024 catfish tournament is now full and no longer accepting online submissions! Please check back January of 2025, if you are interested in participating in our 3rd Annual 2025 Sling N Baits Bank Masters Catfish Tournament next year!



Filming of the tournament event is being planned

and will be available to watch on our Sling N’ Baits

YouTube channel - JULY OF 2024 (DATE TBA)


Tournament Questions? Contact Us:

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding our catfish tournaments or your registration, please contact us via email at or you can also find FAQs about our tournament below.

Tournament Contact:

Tournament Director: Cecil Shaw


Official 2024 Tournament Registered Teams List 

1. The Strasburgs

2. Oklahoma Dirtbags

3. River Rats

4. CatDaddyz

5. Sasquatch Catfishing

6. Team Reel Joy

7. Riverbank Dads

8. Catch N Cook

9. Mud Suckers

10. Two Brothers Catfishing

11. Kansas Backwoods Adventures

12. Master Baiters


14. Ankle Bitters

15. Voodoo Boyz

16. Catfish Whispers

17. Hog Snatchers

18. Huntin & Fishin with Dwayne

19. Fishing Duo Friends

20. Str8up Fishin


If you enjoy the thrill of competition, then Sling N’ Baits bank fishing catfish tournaments are a great way to take your catfishing skills to a new level. As one of the few bank fishing catfish tournament series in the South Central region of Kansas, our catfish tournaments will allow bank fishing anglers in Kansas and surrounding areas the opportunity to compete in our series of catfish tournaments, including our first annual Sling N’ Baits "Bank Masters Catfish Tournament” which will be held annually, every summer, starting in the year of 2023! From flathead catfish to channel catfish – our catfish tournaments will provide entertainment and friendly competition for all, and not to mention all the slippery, oozy, thick catfish slime! With the increasing popularity of catfishing in Kansas and across North America, our Sling N’ Baits “Bank Masters Catfish Tournament“ is sure to become a community staple as well as a popular tradition for future catfish tournaments in the State of Kansas! As the Sling N' Baits catfish tournament series matures and continues to grow, you can expect to see more catfish tournaments, more anglers competing and much larger tournament payouts! We will continue our efforts in helping bank fishing anglers target these fish and continue to showcase the ever growing popularity of sport catfishing! Join us to truly experience Kansas bank fishing catfish tournaments at its finest! 

As one of the only bank fishing catfish tournament series in the South Central region of Kansas, our mission is to help grow the sport of catfishing here in Kansas and help to bring more opportunities and resources to bank fishing catfish anglers apart of the Kansas catfish community. We encourage catfish anglers of all ages and skill levels to participate in our catfish tournaments. Our catfish tournaments are strictly bank fishing only events, that will allow all catfish anglers who don’t own a boat or kayak to still compete and have fun in friendly, safe, and competitive environment.

The goal of our Sling N' Baits catfish tournaments is to help attract and excite more catfish anglers in Kansas about sport catfishing, and also create and provide the local Kansas catfishing community with more fun & exciting opportunities and events for bank fishing anglers. Bank fishing has never been more underrated, so we're here to show everyone how fun it is! Bank fishing anglers in Kansas and surrounding areas participating in our catfish tournaments will have the opportunity to make new friends and develop valuable tournament fishing experience, learn about the pursue of catfish and the best practices of catch-and-release. Sling N' Baits has always made an strong effort to help educate any and all catfish anglers about catfish conservation and the importance of taking care of our local, state and national fisheries. Join Sling N' Baits in persevering our deep rooted catfish traditions and help us start some new ones! 

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