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Sam Veitenheimer (left), Fergus Falls, Minn., landed quite a present on his 11th birthday July 29 when he reeled in this 21.9-pound catfish on the Red River in Grand Forks while fishing with Kent Hollands of Trophy Cat Adventures. Sam’s older brother, Justin (right), reeled in this 14.6-pound catfish at the same time. Hollands said the 21.9-pound cat, which measured 37 inches, was the biggest fish Sam had ever seen. “Great double,” Hollands said. Both cats were released.

Big cat double

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Sam Veitenheimer (left), Fergus Falls, Minn., landed quite a present on his 11th birthday July 29 when he reeled in this 21.9-pound catfish on the Red River in Grand Forks while fishing with Kent Hollands of Trophy Cat Adventures. Sam’s older brother, Justin (right), reeled in this 14.6-pound catfish at the same time. Hollands said the 21.9-pound cat, which measured 37 inches, was the biggest fish Sam had ever seen. “Great double,” Hollands said. Both cats were released.

Brad Dokken

Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 

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