"The Grandma's Team" competes in the CATS Incredible TournamentIt's back...the 26th annual Cats Incredible catfishing tournament in East Grand Forks. There's about 120 teams of two competing this weekend. We introduce you to one of those teams, a unique pair who might have been a little underestimated.
It's back...the 26th annual Cats Incredible catfishing tournament in East Grand Forks.
There's about 120 teams of two competing this weekend.
We introduce you to one of those teams, a unique pair who might have been a little underestimated.
Bonnie and Georgia are their names, but out here on the Red River they're known as...
Bonnie Kazmierczak, Tournament Participant: "In this boat, we're I think the two grandmas."
Dorothy Green, Georgia Egeland's Daughter: "Well, they are both grandmas."
As the grandma's put a dent in their bait, they're also putting a dent on a certain list.
Georgia Egeland, Tournament Participant: "It's on our bucket list."
Green: "They were going to wear buckets on their heads today."
The friends of nearly 50 years have always wanted to compete together in the annual Cats Incredible fishing tournament, but they've had other priorities.
Kazmierczak: "We're busy with grandchildren now."
Today, they're just busy cracking jokes.
Kazmierczak: "Doesn't that look so appetizing?"
And reeling in some big catches.
Kazmierczak: "The 15 pounder!"
Green: They're actually kicking a lot of the guys butts out here.
To get on the leader board, like they are here in 4th place, takes team work.
Kazmierczak: "There it was. I handed the rod to Georgia, she reeled it in. I got the net. It was big."
Egeland: "Two big ones."
Green: "I'm very proud of my mom and Bonnie K."
As hundreds of people enjoy the tournament festivities on land, the grandmas are hard at work on the river. But they do find some free time...
Kazmierczak: "It's fun, you gotta do it."
Green: "You never know as the day goes on what they'll do."
With a great day of fishing behind them, there's a chance the grandmas will win tomorrow. Just what would they do with the prize money?
Egeland: "Buy some hard mike!"
Green: "They're doing good. they're representing the grandmas out there."
The grandmas wave goodbye to a day of fishing and bonding.
The East Grand Forks Fire Department is now sponsoring the event...which ends Sunday at 4 p.m.