Crookston angler wins Drayton catfish tourney

Mike Kostrzewski of Crookston weighed in a 36-inch, 22½-pound catfish to land first place in the Whopper category in the Rod & Reel Rally catfishing tournament held Saturday on the Red River in Drayton, N.D. Kostrzewski landed a $1,600 cash prize for his winning fish.

Mike Kostrzewski of Crookston landed this 22.5-pound catfish to win the Drayton Rod & Reel Rally catfishing tournament Saturday on the Red River near Drayton, N.D.

Complete tournament results in the Whopper, Slot and Weenie categories are as follows:

Whopper
Second: Tom Engelmann, Hoople, N.D., 20.4 pounds, 34 inches, $750.
Third: Darrell Severson, Grafton, N.D., 19.3 pounds, 35½ inches, $400.
Fourth: Colin Schuster, Drayton, 18.4 pounds, 35 inches, $250.
Fifth: Rick Engelmann, Hoople, 18.2 pounds, 34 inches, $175.
Sixth: Brandon Oby, St. Thomas, N.D., 16.8 pounds, 34 inches, $125.
Seventh: Jackson Rud, Stephen, Minn., 16.5 pounds, 33 inches, $125.
Eighth: Frank Dolney, Grafton, N.D., 16.4 pounds, 33 inches, $125.

Slot
First: Corey Stejskol, no town of residence listed, 5.95 pounds, 23 inches, $200.
Second: Tyler Parkman, Hope, N.D., 5.75 pounds, 22½ inches $100.
Third: Jennifer Nelson, no town listed, 5.2 pounds, 23 inches, $100.

Weenie
Jeremy Pollestad, Drayton, 0.07 pounds, 5½ inches, $50.

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