STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Cats Incredible gets new lease on life
The Cats Incredible catfishing tournament is coming home.
The East Grand Forks Association of Fire Fighters announced this morning that theyre taking over the Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament from ... Posted on 4/9/13 at 10:43 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Ashley's Catfish
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz Terry Dullum
Ashley McMilliam is pictured here with the legend that is Ernie on the Angler and her 23 and a half inch catfish. Ashley's cat was the first (and only... Posted on 7/30/10 at 1:00 PM
CHEF JEFF Cats and Chili
Once again, I didn't enter the Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament's chili cook-off. Besides being busy with other things, I'm not much of a contest person.
I'm not sure who won this year's contes... Posted on 8/2/09 at 1:55 AM
The hum of boat motors and the happy yells of children filled the air Saturday at East Grand Forks’ Cats Incredible catfish tournament. Held at LaFave Park, the city’s revitalized fishing tournament and festival brought anglers and families together on the banks of the Red River for a day of fishy fun.
The East Grand Forks Association of Fire Fighters has agreed to take over the Cats Incredible Fishing Tournament from the Chamber of Commerce, which had said it would cancel the annual event unless participation rates increase.
Bonnie and Gary Mounce, from Nebraska City, Neb., are back in town this week for the Cats Incredible catfish tournament. They’ve fished every Cats Incredible except the inaugural tournament in 1988 and last year’s tournament that was canceled because of high water.
“We would be interested in working with another group to put Catfish Days together,” said Barry Wilfahrt, president and CEO of The Chamber. “Whether The Chamber is involved, at this point we haven’t made any real plans one way or another.”
There won’t be a lottery to determine contestants for this year’s Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament because entries fell short of the 125-team limit. The lottery was scheduled for Wednesday night at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks, but there are still spots available for teams that want to fish the July 28-29 tournament.
Invasive species laws prompt organizers to limit catfish tourney to East Grand Forks launch site This would prevent competitors from going north of Riverside Dam, though that's where many prefer to fish because of ample habitat for catfish. Organizers also reduce the tournament field to 125 two-person teams instead of 150 teams.
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