Premier Red River Catfish Tournament Canceled

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The annual Red River catfish tournament in the Grand Forks area has been canceled.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that officials say the river is too high for anglers to safely get on and off the water this month.

The Cats Incredible tournament based out of East Grand Forks, Minn., draws about 300 anglers and thousands of people to the area each summer. Last year, anglers came from as far as Arizona and New York.

Local chamber of commerce President Barry Wilfahrt says it’s the first time in the 24-year history of the tournament that it’s been canceled.

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  1. Randy says:

    It’s the GOP that is being irresponsible with taxes that canceled this tournament. They wanted to protect their bottom feeding own kind!

    1. Kim says:

      Stay on topic people. It doesn’t have anything to do with politics.

  2. L. A. B. says:

    This is all OBAMA’s fault. The high water is on his watch!🙂 Can’t blame Bush for this one!! Danny…only an IDIOT/HYPER-DEMOCRAT would bring politics into a frick’n fishing contest!!😦

    1. L. A. B. says:

      RANDY…not Danny…my bad.

  3. gdog says:

    A couple of years ago we were terrified everything was gonig to dry up due to global warming. Now that everything is back to normal or even higher than normal we’re in a panick again. I don’t think we humans have as much control over nature as we would like to think we do. Nature is going to happen whether we’re here or not.

    1. Huxley says:

      We? Speak for yourself.

  4. John says:

    Do you realize the the picture you used in this article is a red TAIL catfish from the Amazon region. Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, They get 4-5 feet. Hoping you don’t find any in the red RIVER!

    1. Dan says:

      I was just noticing that, too, John. Apparently whoever slapped this one together doesn’t know what’s going on.

  5. KEVIN says:

    I’M SURE ALL THE HIPOCRITE HOLLYWOOD TYPES WILL START A FUND RAISER TO HELP OUT. THEY SHOULD BE HEREING FROM MICHAEL MOORE ANY DAY NOW. I THINK HE’S STARTING HIS OWN BULLHEAD TOURNAMENT.

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