CHECK IT OUT: Sneak peak of upcoming Cats Incredible
Openings remain for the 28th annual Cats Incredible catfish tournament, set for Aug. 1-2 on the Red River in East Grand Forks. The tournament is open to 125 two-person teams, and the entry fee is $230 per team. LaFave Park below Cabela's in East ...
Openings remain for the 28th annual Cats Incredible catfish tournament, set for Aug. 1-2 on the Red River in East Grand Forks.
The tournament is open to 125 two-person teams, and the entry fee is $230 per team. LaFave Park below Cabela’s in East Grand Forks is tournament headquarters.
First place is $5,000, second place is $3,000 and third place is $1,500 based on a full tournament field.
This year’s Cats Incredible gets underway at 5 p.m. July 31 when the beer garden opens. A mandatory rules meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, and tournament boundaries are from Riverside Dam south to the Thompson Bridge. Pre-fishing will be allowed until 5 p.m. July 31. According to the East Grand Forks Association of Firefighters Local 3423, which is in its third year of running the tournament, the entry deadline has been extended to 7 p.m. July 31 or as long as openings remain.
Besides the fishing tournament, Cats Incredible will have inflatable games for kids from noon to 5 p.m. each day of competition, and the beer garden will open at 11 a.m. Also on Aug. 2, plans are in the works to have a car show hosted by Eastside Rides, with a People’s Choice award for the best-looking vehicle.
The tournament wraps up with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 2.
For more information, including entry forms, tournament rules and a full schedule of events, check out the firefighters’ website at iaff3423.org and click the Cats Incredible link at the top of the page. Additional information also is available on the Cats Incredible Facebook page, by phone at (218) 399-FISH or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Most messages will be returned within 24 hours.