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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Brothers Billy and Marty Cariveau caught nine catfish weighing just under 76 ½ pounds to win the annual Red River catfish tournament in the Grand Forks area.

Billy Cariveau is from Fargo and Marty Cariveau is from East Grand Forks, Minn. The Grand Forks Herald reports that they beat the runners-up by about half a pound this weekend to take home the top prize of $3,712.

A total of 116 boats took part in the tournament.

The Cariveau brothers have competed in the tournament for 10 years. The highest they had finished previously was fifth.

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