Join us for the 38th Annual
Catfish Derby Days
July 26, 27, 28, 2013
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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 (to be announced); 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: (to be announced)
§ Men's Softball Tournament: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Contact Brent Sandmann at 507-430-0221or email@example.com
§ Men’s 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 Bill Wiese at 507-829-3953.
§ 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: (to be announced)
§ 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 T’s, Caps, Pins, Can Coolers, Key Chains
~ Food Stands ~ Beer Wagons ~ Soft Drinks ~ Souvenirs ~
Thank you for supporting the local organizations and businesses!
2012 Catfish Days Results:
Miss Franklin: Kalley Koupal
Kiss the Catfish: Sheila Robinson (Sugar Lips Sheila), $783.46
Dev. Corp. Raffle:
$500 Daylen Weber
$300 Jordan Serbus
$100 Jody Wertish
$100 Cody Serbus
1st Right on Target
2nd Peter’s Signs
3rd Triple L Construction
Hard Luck Choppers
Home Run Derby AJ Hadley, Peter’s Signs
Co-Ed Volleyball: (16 Teams for 2012)
“A” Division: 1st Nicole Reed-Joost
2nd Lee Steffensmeier
3rd Chris Hacker-WOAKA
“B” Division 1st Jon Dallenbach Const.
2nd Brent Ness – Volley Lamas
3rd Josh Hoffmann-Tom Ochs Const.
4th Julie Serbus-Puke & Rally
5th Dylan Dahmes-A.M. Luber’s Dirty Half Dozen
FRANKLIN LIONS FISHING CONTEST
1st Place, $100 – Lions. Trophy: Golden Living Center, Franklin
Winner: Madison Whitcomb, Litchfield 24#, 7 oz.
2nd Place, $50 – Lions. Trophy: Franklin BP
Winner: Mike Wibbon, Little Rock, IA 22#, 11 oz.
3rd Place, $25 – Lions. Trophy: Morton BP
Winner: Jason Nelson, Morton 20#, 14 oz.
4th Place, $25 – Lions. Trophy: City of Franklin
Winner: Ethan Bock, Franklin 11#, 0 oz.
Ladies, $10 – Lions. Trophy: Palmyra Farmers Mutual Insurance
Winner: Ariel Scheer, Redwood Falls, MN 8#, 11 oz.
Junior (under 16) $10 – Lions. Trophy: South Central Grain & Energy
Winner: Jordan Alt, Jordan 13#, 2 oz.
Boys (Under 10) $10 – Lions. Trophy: MN Valley Telephone Co
Winner: Lance Scheer, Redwood Falls 9#, 6 oz.
Girls (Under 10) $10 – Lions. Trophy: Franklin State Bank
Winner: Jayden Hoehn, Kasota 4#, 2 oz.
Largest Channel Cat $10 – Lions. Trophy: Meadowland Farmers Coop.
Winner: Nate Hillmann, Watertown 16#, 8 oz.
Number of Registered Fishermen: 253
Number of Registered Fish: 16
Trivia ~ The largest tournament fish was 49 lbs., 13 oz. caught in 2006 by Adam Kindler
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.
2011 D & S Kids Pedal Pull:
1st Hope Markgraf, Hector
2nd Grace Sullivan, Franklin
3rd Nevyn Hengel, Gibbon
1st Antonio Ruiz, Jr., Sleepy Eye
2nd Haylee Kopel, Fairfax
3rd Kaylee Varner, Morton
1st Landon Tauber, Buffalo Lake
2nd Garrett Cramer, Orient S.B.
3rd Luke Guggisberg, Northfield
1st Colton Dauer, Morgan
2nd Kendalyn Schmidt, Hutchinson
3rd Anisa Ahrens, Morgan
1st Damen Wise, Franklin
2nd Teralyn Cramer, Orient S.B.
3rd Justin Grosam, Fairfax
1st Isabella Harmoning, Franklin
2nd Adrianna Guggisberg, Morgan
3rd Sam Sullivan, Franklin
1st Katrina Vogel, Morgan
2nd Lydia Sullivan, Franklin
3rd Jonathan Varner, Morton
1st Justin Lumbar, Franklin
2nd Brian Bucholz, Franklin
3rd Dominic Jacobson, Sleepy Eye
Total Entries: 111
1st & 2nd Split: Adam Kerkhoff & Eric Steffl
Pete Nez & RJ Goodthunder
3rd Larry Hoff & Randy Waite
3rd Sacred Heart
Catfish Days 2012 Chess Tournament Winners
1st Place 3 way tie $385 each Matt Dahl, Nolan Hendricson, & Nathan Hoover 4th Place part of 5 way tie $69 Robert Plunkett
Top Expert: $60 Jon Heyer
Top Class A & share of 4th place tie $69 Sean Tuff, Michael Dokken & John Thomson
Top Class B 3 way tie $65 John Loftus, Ray Bagley, & Lormy Arvidson Top Class C $165 Sam Smith
Top Class D & share of 4th place Eddie Wasserman
Top Class E 4 way tie $34 Allen Tuff, Jodene Kruse, Steve Heinisch, & J.P. Wagle Top Class F,G & unr 2 way tie Siddharth Gupta & Sophia Rolfson
Trophy winners: Open Matt Dahl, U-2100 Sean Tuff, U-1850 Eddie Wasserman, U-1600 Sam Smith, U- 1350 Jackson Hicks, U-1100 Allen Tuff
5 year Horsehead winners: Daniel Voje, Roger Hale, Steven Duesterhoeft & Tate Simmons
10 year Clock winners: Sam Smith & Michael Trettel
There were 57 players, 27 took home some prize. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and the Friday potluck dinner. This is the 21St year of the Catfish Chess Tournaments, it has become a top chess tournament and the summer tournament to go to. This years trophies were made by Marilyn Kanne, they were very nice chess totes that the players can use to haul around their chess stuff.
The horse heads are made by Wayne Miller of Franklin. Thank you to Morgan Grain & Feed for their support in paying for the trophies. The entry fees are all returned in the cash prizes.
Matt Dahl Edina MN, Nolan Hendrickson Mpls MN, Nathan Hoover Columbia Heights MN Robert Plunkett Finlayson MN
Jon Heyer Bloomington MN
Sean Tuff Apple Valley MN, Michael Dokken Lakeville MN, John Thomson Burnsville MN John Loftus Richfield MN, Ray Bagley St. Cloud MN, Lonney Arvidson St. Joseph MN Sam Smith Jackson MN
Eddie Wasserman Plymouth MN
Allen Tuff Apple Valley MN, Jodene Kruse Sibley IA, Steven Heinisch Shakopee MN J.P. Wagle Apple Valley MN
Siddharth Gupta Edan Prairie MN, Sophia Rolfson Edina MN Jackson Hicks Mpls MN
Daniel Voje St. Paul MN, Roger Hale Mpls MN, Steven Duesterhoeft Dasssel MN, Tate Simmons Chanhassen MN
Michael Trettel Bowlus MN
***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.