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Record catfish caught in tournament

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) -- The Red River's premier catfish tournament saw fewer but fatter fish this year, and also a record winning catch.

The winning team of Troy Srnsky and Zach Srnsky of Warren, Minn., caught a Cats Incredible tournament-record 91.5 pounds of fish. Zach Srnsky also hauled in the biggest fish of the tournament, a 22.08-pounder. The father-and-son team won a total of $5,000.

A total of 677 catfish were caught, weighed and released during the two days by 300 anglers in 150 boats, spread up and down the Red River from East Grand Forks.

That was down from the 970 caught during last year's tournament. The total weight of just under 5,000 pounds also was down, from about 6,500 last year.

But the average fish this year weighed 7.34 pounds, up from 6.75 pounds last year.


Information from: Grand Forks Herald,