Thanks for attending
the 38th Annual
Catfish Derby Days
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July 25, 26, 27!!
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2013 Catfish Days Results:
Miss Franklin: Andrea Ochs
Kiss the Catfish: Father Jeff Horseji, $715.34
Dev. Corp. Raffle:
$500 Barb Rouse
$300 Howard Olson
$100 Joe Larsen
$100 Doreen Serbus
1st Right on Target
3rd B & S Farms
Hard Luck 63 Club
Co-Ed Volleyball: (16 Teams for 2012)
A Division: 1st Joose-Nicole Reed
2nd Lee Steffensmeier
3rd Garsys Agency Gintas Garsys
B Division 1st Dallenbach Const.-Andrew Larsen
2nd Bumpin Uglies Kaitlin Duchene
3rd Stephens Quality Drywall Cory Stephens
4th Volley Lamas-Brent Ness
5th Tom Ochs Const.-Josh Hoffmann
FRANKLIN LIONS FISHING CONTEST
1st Place, $100 Lions. Trophy: Golden Living Center, Franklin
Winner: Steve Fisher, South Haven 52#, 5 oz.
2nd Place, $50 Lions. Trophy: Franklin BP
Winner: Mike Benston, Morton 42#, 13 oz.
3rd Place, $25 Lions. Trophy: Morton BP
Winner: Eric Zempel, Morgan 32#, 11 oz.
4th Place, $25 Lions. Trophy: City of Franklin
Winner: Cameron Philiph, Melvin, IA 29#, 2 oz.
Ladies, $10 Lions. Trophy: Palmyra Farmers Mutual Insurance
Winner: Alexis Silva, Sanborn 18#, 14 oz.
Junior (under 16) $10 Lions. Trophy: South Central Grain & Energy
Winner: Owen Oskerson, St. James 20#, 2 oz.
Boys (Under 10) $10 Lions. Trophy: MN Valley Telephone Co
Winner: Colten Birkemeyer, Franklin 12#, 4 oz.
Girls (Under 10) $10 Lions. Trophy: Franklin State Bank
Winner: Samantha Reller, Redwood Falls, MN 3#, 2 oz.
Largest Channel Cat $10 Lions. Trophy: Meadowland Farmers Coop.
Winner: Drew Dittbenner, Morgan 13#, 5 oz.
Number of Registered Fishermen: 227
Number of Registered Fish: 35
Trivia ~ The largest tournament fish was 52 lbs., 5 oz. caught in 2013 by Steve Fisher
LARGEST CATFISH CAUGHT IN THE CATFISH DAYS FISHING CONTEST:
1976 William Bielke Morgan 28 lb., 4 oz.
1977 Dave Mude Morton 9 lb., 4 oz.
1978 Bob Headstrom Morgan 30 lb., 0oz.
1979 John Sperl Morton 11 lb., 2oz.
1980 Richard Peterman Sleepy Eye 11.43 lb.
1981 Steve Hjulberg Franklin 24lb., 12oz.
1982 Reginald Wood Franklin 15 lb., 5 oz.
1983 Ed Dagner New Ulm 23 lb., 9oz.
1984 Randy Tetrick Redwood Falls 27 lb., 0 oz.
1985 Joe Warner Redwood Falls 28 lb., 0 oz.
1986 Ed Dagner New Ulm 30 lb., 0 oz.
1987 Les Peterson Fremont, CA 23 lb., 4oz.
1988 Brian Guess Emmetsburg, IA 29 lb., 0 oz.
1989 Bob Reeves Winthrop 38 lb., 0 oz.
1990 Bob Headstrom Morgan 37 lb., 9 oz.
1991 Terry Johnson New Hope 39 lb., 8 oz.
1992 Jason Johnson Eagan 39 lb., 2 oz.
1993 Terry Johnson New Hope 34 lb., 4 oz.
1994 Dean Scheer No. Redwood 37 lb., 0 oz.
1995 Ryan Lawrenz Sleepy Eye 29 lb., 2 oz.
1996 Keith Grunke Franklin 44 lb., 0 oz.
Brent Koch Franklin
1997 Dean Scheer No. Redwood 33 lb., 14 oz
Mike Huston Granite Falls
1998 Mike Bratsch Redwood Falls 42 lb., 8 oz.
1999 Doug Marshall Bloomington 43 lb., 2 oz.
2000 David Bawden Morton 47 lb., 0 oz.
2001 Aaron Hyatt Milford, IA 46 lb., 8 oz.
2002 Levi Niswander Ocheyeden, IA 41 lb., 13 oz.
2003 Charles Scheer Redwood Falls 42 lb., 11 oz.
2004 Michelle Newburs Willmar 48 lb., 8 oz.
2005 Brian Schwarting Harris, IA 41 lb., 11 oz.
2006 Adam Kindler Redwood Falls 49 lb., 13 oz.
2007 Dave Tribble Redwood Falls 46 lb., 8 oz.
2008 Gordie Mach Zimmerman 47 lb., 0 oz.
2009 Tyler Stage Redwood Falls 49 lb., 0 oz.
2010 Adam Chmelar Redwood Falls 44 lbs., 3 oz.
2011 David Bawden Redwood Falls 44 lbs., 5 oz.
2012 Madison Whitcomb Litchfield 24 lbs., 7 oz.
2013 Steve Fisher South Haven 52 lbs. 5 oz.
2013 D & S Kids Pedal Pull:
1st Kody Wenisch, Morton
2nd Addison Sullivan, Franklin
3rd Aubrey Steffl, Morgan
1st Hope Markgraf, Hector
2nd Colton Birkemeyer, Franklin
3rd Chloe Victor, Fairfax
1st Antonio Ruiz, Sleepy Eye
2nd Blake Steffl, Morgan
3rd Zackary Sandgren, Franklin
1st Adam Brockemeier, Lebanon
2nd Luke Guggisberg, Northfield
3rd Landon Tauber, Buffalo Lake
1st Isabelle Daughtery, Renville
2nd Sophia Bollig, Willmar
3rd Hunter Radermacher, Redwood Falls
1st Damian Wiese, Franklin
2nd Cody Sievert, Gibbon
3rd Taylor Hacker, Morgan
1st Isabella Harmoning, Franklin
2nd Aiden Nelson, Morgan
3rd Erik Broekmeier, Lebanon
1st Kaleb Hoese, Morton
2nd Katrina Vogel Morgan
3rd Lydia Sullivan, Franklin
Total Entries: 134
2013 Catfish Days Events (Subject to Change):
§ *Fishing Contest: begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. Must register at the Community Building before fishing. No early registration! Contest is DNR approved. Trophies and cash prizes for channel and flathead catfish. Contest fees: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years. Contact Brian Pederson at 507-557-2756. ***New Rules see below.
§ Street Dances: Live Bands-Friday evening Quik Fix; Saturday Evening: Hicktown Mafia
§ Sunday Parades: Kiddie Parade at 1:00p.m. Contact Doreen Serbus at 507-557-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; Grand Parade at 1:30, Contact Joe or April Sullivan at 507-557-3265.
§ Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament: Saturday, 9:00 a.m., David Distad 507-557-2834
§ Men's Softball Tournament: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Contact Brent Sandmann at 507-430-0221or email@example.com
§ Mens Softball Homerun Derby: Friday, 8:00 p.m. Contact Brent Sandmann at 507-557-3014 or 507-430-0221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Queen Contest/Variety Show: Friday 7:30 p.m. Contact Jan Alvig at 507-430-4260.
§ Chess Tournament: Friday and Saturday: Friday Open Tournament with Registration at 10:00 a.m., start at 10:30 a.m. Contact James Kanne at 507-557-8334 or 507-557-8364.
§ Fire Department Water Ball: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. in front of the ballpark. Contact Corey Gruendemann 507-240-0981.
§ Bean Bag Tourney: Saturday by the ballpark, noon registration, 1:00 p.m. start. Contact Katie Madsen at 507-430-2913.
§ Kiss the Catfish Contest: Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Donations accepted throughout town. Who will kiss the catfish this year: Jeremy Schultz, Bill Wiese, or Father Jeff Horasji??? Contact Sheila Robinson at 507-557-2233.
§ CMC-Football Player Auction: Need an indentured servant??? Buy a guy on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Contact Brian Pederson at 507-557-2756.
§ Flea Market: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon 5:00 p.m. Contact Vince Ewers at 507-430-3835.
§ Horseshoe Tourney: Friday, 6:00 p.m.-2nd Annual Al Bock Memorial Horseshoe Tournament. Contact Dean Bock at 507-430-2609.
§ Music at the Park: Saturday and Sunday after the parade, by DJ Butler.
§ Rock Climbing Wall: Sunday by the ballpark.
§ Kids Pedal Pull: Sanctioned tournament held on Sunday after the parade, approximately 3 p.m. Contact Linda Harmoning at 507-557-2820.
§ Kids Waterball: Sunday after the parade on the street by the ballpark, approximately 3 p.m.
§ Raffle: Sponsored by the Franklin Community Development Corporation...1st Prize - $500, 2nd Prize - $300, 3rd/4th Prizes $100 each. Tickets available at area businesses and from Development Corporation Members. Drawing at 3:30 p.m. Sunday-you do not need to be present to win.
§ Church Services: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Souvenirs and raffle tickets available at City Hall before and during Catfish Days:
T-Shirts, Sleeveless Ts, Caps, Pins, Can Coolers, Key Chains
~ Food Stands ~ Beer Wagons ~ Soft Drinks ~ Souvenirs ~
Thank you for supporting the local organizations and businesses!
***2013 Catfish Days Fishing
No dead fish will be accepted. Official determination is to be made by the tournament director.
Fishing hours are from 3:00 pm Friday through 12:00 noon on Sunday. Weigh-in is in Franklin from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday and from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Sunday.
Landmarks: East or downstream of Franklin to State Highway 4 Bridge (RM 177.6) and West or upstream of Franklin to Renville County Park #1 (RM 237.5).
It is unlawful for catfish to be transported in water taken from the Minnesota River. Catfish must be transported in prepared tap or well water and in containers with flow-through or aeration systems capable of accommodating the number and size of catfish transported.
Tournament entrants will be given the attached Instructions for Preparing, Changing, and Transporting Water and Catfish with their tournament registration number written on top. This must accompany any catfish transported to the weigh-in site and will act as the anglers "permit" to transport catfish to the weigh-in site.
Boat anglers shall observe a no wake rule where bank anglers are fishing
Culling - once a limit of fish has been reduced to possession, no culling or live well/stringer sorting is permitted. Fish released by individual anglers must be capable of holding themselves upright in the water and have a high probability of survival. Under no circumstances will a fish of questionable statue, likely to succumb to post-release mortality, be released (M.S. 6212.2600, Subd. 2)
Minnesota Statute, Chapter 84D prohibits:
Transportation of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species such as zebra mussel, on any public roadway
The placement of any watercraft or trailer into State waters that has any aquatic vegetation, zebra mussels, or prohibited invasive species attached
Minnesota Statutes 84D.10: Subdivision 4(a) states, a person leaving waters of the state must drain boat related equipment holding water and live wells and bilges by removing the drain plug before transporting the watercraft and associated equipment on public roads.
Under Minnesota Rules 6216, Water must also be drained from bait containers at infested waters. The drain plug and other water draining devices must be removed or open while on a public road.
*Tournament sponsors will require inspections of all watercraft when entering or leaving tournament waters. Inspectors will require a thorough search, inside and out, for the presence of any aquatic vegetation, and prohibited invasive species, including zebra mussels.
*No boat may be launched when entering tournament waters until all aquatic plant material, prohibited invasive species (e.g. zebra mussels), and regulated invasive species (e.g. spiny waterfleas), and unlisted invasive species (e.g. faucet snails) have been removed and properly disposed of and until all live wells and bilges have been drained.
*Participants must drain boat related equipment holding water and live wells and bilges by removing the drain plug before transporting the watercraft from tournament waters.
*Unwanted live bait may not be released into the water or dumped on shore. It must be disposed of in the trash.