MONTICELLO, AR (October 27, 2017) – SeaArk Boats is excited to announce the 8th Annual SeaArk Boats Owner’s Invitational Catfish Tournament will be held April 27-28, 2018 on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Alabama.

SeaArk owners travel from across the country to participate in this exciting event and this upcoming year’s event is expected to be even larger, surpassing the record 141 teams participating last year.

SeaArk pays out to the top 20 places. Teams that weigh-in at least one legal catfish are then entered into a drawing to win a brand new ProCat 200 with the Patriot Red Amped Package, Marine Master Amped trailer, and Suzuki DF200ATX engine, valued at $46,000. This year SeaArk is paying $500 to the winners of two new awards — the Goose Egg award for a team that does not weigh-in a fish, and the Little Cat award for the youngest participant. This year’s Big Fish award is sponsored by LINE-X and will include a $500 certificate in addition to prize money.

SeaArk President Steve Henderson stated, “We started this event to give back to our customers and it has grown to be the largest catfish boat owner’s tournament in the country. Any SeaArk boat owner can participate no matter their experience level – from professional anglers to families. We look forward to this event all year long and we’re excited to return to Decatur for the third consecutive year.”

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB) will be providing an extra incentive for teams staying at the host hotels in Decatur with an entry into a $500 drawing.

Melinda Dunn, President of DMCCVB stated, “Wheeler Lake is gaining quite a reputation as one of the nation’s premier lakes for catfishing. We are pleased that SeaArk Boats has again chosen Wheeler Lake and Decatur, Alabama as the home for their 2018 SeaArk Boat Owners Invitational Catfish Tournament. We hope that anglers will have a wonderful time not only on the river, but also savoring the flavor of our city’s unique history, attractions, and special events.”

Registration will open January 22, 2018. Current sponsors include DMCVVB, LINE-X Protective Coatings, Suzuki Marine, and Marine Master Trailers. More information about this event can be found at

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

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit

About Decatur-Morgan County Conventions and Visitors Bureau: The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions throughout Morgan County, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at