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"Cat's Incredible Tournament" Moyer & Hoffman do it up right!


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Jim Moyer (renowned big cat guide from TN) and Steve Hoffman (In-Fisherman piggy catfish guru) teamed up to take the top prize at the "Cat's Incredible Tournament" this past weekend at East Grand Forks.

They also set a record for the pounds of fish entered (10 fish weighing 83.96 LBS). Several fish over 20 lbs. were entered during this event, with the biggest fish being 23.02 lbs. A mer piglet by Moyer's standards! LOL!

It is "Tough competition" when you fish against them two piggy hunters guys!

ATA BOYZ Jim & Steve!


Backwater Eddy..........><,,>


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I fished near those guys for a bit. I was thrilled to be near such caliber fisherman. What a statement that is made by these 2 guys taking a weekend out of their lives to fish our tournament. It speaks volumes about this fishery. I would never be upset if this tourny grew to NATIONAL proportions.

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Steve and Jim are great guys for sure. I fished with Jim Moyer up in Canada this past week. We all did some piggy hunting on the lower Red at night, it was a great week. Many hardcore catfisherman were up there doing there thing and chewing the fat.

The caliber of anglers who fish the Cats Incredible event has grown every year, local anglers are as much of a threat as a pro, more so in my opinion.

It is my hope to get another event up and running on the Red in the Fargo area, possibly next season. A grand slam on the Red series may be possable if the Cats on the Red event is reinstated next season. Stu McKay was hinting that a Canadian event would return next season run by a local Lockport group, lets hope so.

The sport of catfishing has grown largely due to the promotional and educational efforts of the good folks at In-Fisherman. Doug Stange, Steve Hoffman and the whole staff of In-Fisherman have brought the best information avalable to their readers, and over time this has greatly increased the caliber of anglers in the sport.

The internet has opened new doors for the sharing of information as we have seen here on www.fishingminnesota.com. Anglers and guides willing to share and learn from each other on forums has added a new dimension to the educational process. I feel this network has the potential to produce a better caliber of responsible ethical angler who will have more fun fishing and be more successful at the end of the day.

Live , learn & share.

Backwater Eddy..........><,,>

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Yo Ed,

3:33??? You need to get some beauty rest man! You must have just come in from off the river, did you catch anything?
Don't short change yourself, you're also one of the people responsible for the increase in popularity and knowledge about them beautiful, ugly catfish. Who might try get a tourney going in the Fargo area? That would be really cool. Is it just in the talking stage or are people serious about the tourney? If people are more serious, do they need help with it? If yes, give me a hollar, I would help and I have a couple of buddies who would be more than willing to help out.
Scoot

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Just a wee bit off the topic (but I didn't want to start a new thread): How would you rate cattin in your neck of the woods this past summer? Just wanted to get a feel for the fishery as a whole (north/south) Have there been any creel surveys done by your state fisheries/game and fish associations?

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For the past 2 years I have been working for the MN DNR & ND Game & Fish on the Red River creel survey crew.

Catch rates are way up as is the total angler use on the system. Electro shocking and other methods of population sampling have shown a very healthy system full of cats of all sizes.

All in all, looking good!

Backwater Eddy........><,,>

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Ed, I'm going to get in touch with one of the head honchos at the dept. of Nat Resources. I'll let you know asap. Personally speaking, this has been one of the best ever on the Red. I hope it keeps up for the fall season!

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