The Fishing and Marine Industry Daily News Feed

SeaArk Boats to Host Invitational April 24 on Wheeler

Decatur, Ala. – SeaArk Boats, manufacturer of all-welded aluminum boats, will host its annual SeaArk Boats Owners Invitational Catfish Tournament April 24, 2021, on Wheeler Lake. The one day tournament is expected to attract as many as 200 anglers from across the United States and in addition to a great day of tournament fishing, there will be a fishing event for children of all ages.

Now in its tenth year, the SeaArk Boats Owners Invitational is an opportunity for catfish anglers to compete for cash and prizes. Open to professional and amateur anglers, any SeaArk boat owner can participate no matter their experience level.

SeaArk pays out to the top 20 places. Teams that weigh-in at least one legal catfish (Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish or Flathead Catfish) are then entered into a drawing to win a brand new Smoked Quartz ProCat 200 with Orange Amped Package, Marine Master Amped trailer, and Suzuki DF200ATX engine, valued at $46,000. SeaArk is also paying $500 to the winners of three new awards — the Goose Egg award for a team that does not weigh-in a fish, the Little Cat award for the youngest participant and the Lynn Lange award to the top finishing female angler. 

Fishing hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anglers may launch their boats from Ingalls Harbor beginning at 4:30 a.m. after a livewell check. There will be an organized blast off beginning at 6:30 a.m. Scales open at 10 a.m. with final weigh-in at 3:30 p.m. All anglers must be in weigh-in line by 3:30 p.m. at Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW. Take-offs and weigh-ins are open to the public with free admission.

In conjunction with the tournament, Pond Hopper Nation will host a “Teach a Child to Fish Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 100 children who register will receive a free fishing rod and reel, tackle and a fishing shirt. To register, visit 

Media inquiries may be directed to Randee Jo Langley with SeaArk Boats at (870) 460-3262. For more information, visit 

About SeaArk Boats
With over 59 years of experience in boat building, SeaArk Boats (owned by Correct Craft) is the industry’s premier aluminum fishing boat known for outstanding product quality and excellent customer service. Mostly known for heavy-duty aluminum boats built specifically for cat-fishing, SeaArk also builds bass- and crappie-fishing boats, jon boats, duck boats, and bay boats, offering a wide variety of tunnel and jet tunnel hulls. For more information visit

Keep your finger on the fishing industry pulse

The Definititive News Source of the Fishing & Marine Industry