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Published July 26, 2013, 05:07 PM

Fishermen eagerly wait for Cats Incredible Tournament

Bobbers, bait and a little patience will be in plentiful supply this weekend at the Cats Incredible Tournament starting Saturday. More than 100 teams are getting ready for the 26th annual catfish tournament.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Bobbers, bait and a little patience will be in plentiful supply this weekend at the Cats Incredible Tournament starting Saturday. More than 100 teams are getting ready for the 26th annual catfish tournament.

In the past, this tournament had declining membership and was on the verge of being cancelled, but the event was traded from the East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce to the Fire Department back in April and they're hoping to bring in a good crowd.

The fire department was hoping to get 100 teams signed up, and they surpassed that goal, now 120 teams are eagerly waiting to get on the River. Over the years it has grown into a community event. For those who aren't particularly big into fishing there are bouncy houses for the kids, bands and fair-style food. Fishermen will be setting out on the water around 6 AM on Saturday, all other events will start 10 AM. The event ends with the sunday ceremony when the fish are weighed.

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