Jessica Andel of Breckenridge, Minn., landed a 20.7-pound catfish to capture first place and the top prize of $1,600 Saturday at the Rod & Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament on the Red River in Drayton, N.D.
A total of 112 anglers in 40 boats fished the tournament, weighing in 53 catfish.
Rounding out the top 10 whoppers were:
Second: Jake Toward, Fargo, 17.3 pounds, $750.
Third: Michael Kostrzewski, Crookston, 16.5 pounds, $400.
Fourth: Rick Lillie, Forest City, Iowa, 15.6 pounds, $250.
Fifth: Roger Anderson, Halma, Minn., 15.55 pounds, $175.
Sixth: Ryan Krueger, Barrows, Minn., 15.5 pounds, $125.
Seventh: Brad Andel, Breckenridge, Minn., 15 pounds, $125.
Eighth: Matt Klocke, Fargo, 14.7 pounds, $125.
Ninth: Brian Rud, Stephen, Minn., 14.5 pounds, $125.
Tenth: Randy Schuster, Drayton, 14.5 pounds, $100.
In the Slot Fish category, Greg Winskowski of Stephen landed a 5.6-pound cat that was worth $200, and Mya Ganssle of Grand Forks finished second in the category with a 5.2-pound catfish to win $100.
Taking the “Weenie” prize for smallest fish was Colin Schuster of Drayton, with a 6-inch “kitty” that won him $90.