Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Wiskers

CATS Incredible 2009, Red River, East Grand Forks.

36 posts in this topic

Well, Feb. 17th is the dead line for the lottery entry this year. This will be the first year I have not entered in a long time. No boat and no partner. sigh..

Who is planning on going and what kind of predictions do you have?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dad is dropping the registration off in the morning.

My prediction is we will do as bad as we always have, that is if we get drawn in the lottery. Seams like we've learned something new each year, now we just need to have it all come together with a little luck on our side.

Can't believe this will be my 4th year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, Feb. 17th is the dead line for the lottery entry this year. This will be the first year I have not entered in a long time. No boat and no partner. sigh..

Who is planning on going and what kind of predictions do you have?

The way I read it is Feb 17th is the first day you can submit an entry:

Quote:
CATS INCREDIBLE 2009

Cats Incredible 2009 will be held on July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009. Entry forms will be accepted beginning on February 17th. The top 15 teams from last year may submit their entry (with the same team members as last year) between February 1st and February 17th for guaranteed entry. To download an entry form and official rules, CLICK HERE

ENTRIES

First day to submit your entry is February 17th in person or postmarked no earlier than February 17th if mailed. The Chamber office will open at 8am to accept entries.

Lottery

Lottery drawing will be held March 10th at 7pm at the Eagles Club in EGF.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are correct Shack, however the field fills full on the first day. 150 teams registering in 1 day for a catfish tournament... sounds crazy doesn't it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
First day to submit your entry is February 17th in person or postmarked no earlier than February 17th if mailed.

So pretty much you have to have someone who will walk/drive the entry form down for you on the 17th at 8:00am. If you mail it (posted marked) on the 17th, what would be the chances of getting in the drawing? None grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Line one from the official PDF rules seem too be worded a little different than the the above that I had found:

Quote:
1. Eligibility: Limited to 150 two-person teams. Must fish from boats. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Registration forms

may be dropped off at The Chamber or postmarked that day. The top 15 teams from the 2008 tournament are guaranteed a spot if the teams

are identical and the completed registration form is postmarked between February 1 and February 17, 2009. On the day the registrations

exceed 150, those received or postmarked THAT day will be put into a lottery drawing to fill the tournament. The remaining registrations will

be placed on the waiting list.

Each contestant must sign an entry/release form. Applications must be complete when registering or they will

be rejected. Tournament officials reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats the way its always been done. They don't do a first come/mailed first served. You think that would benifit the economy if all the locals got into it. Heck NO! They want the out of towners to rent rooms and spend money, not just locals who can go home at the end of the day.

I'm gonna have to re-read my entry. You have to have it post marked by the deadline. They then have a drawing down the road if I recall correctly. Of course the top fifteen places from the year prior have a guaranteed seat in the tournament.

I'll be sending ours in we missed it by 6 places last year. Then we got the call that we were in and we thought we didn't have a chance in hades. So we made other plans. Lets see if this is the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This would be my 10th year, cant believe I wont be even applying this year.. kinds depressing, I really enjoy seeing every one..

Unless I find a partner and a boat by tomorrow lol lol...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rusty... the Tourney is not until August. You got 6 months to find a boat! wink I'm sure anyone here on the cat board would sign up with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, sign up, if you dont find anyone, I would love to go! I have a boat, but I think its a little to big for mid summer river waters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I would also go Rusty if you neeeded another and my boat. If Hansons boat works there, no problem with mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's guys that run Ranger 621s with 250hp motors up there for the tourney. Not sure I'd be all that comfortable with 30-40k on plane in 2' of water but they do it. Good insurance I guess. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to enroll. I have a partner willing to cough up the $100 and hotel/lodging costs. I also have a boat, but is it worth mailing a $200 check today, if you have less than no chance at getting in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have a boat, but is it worth mailing a $200 check today, if you have less than no chance at getting in?

If you get your letter postmarked today, you have just as good a chance as anyone. Everybody ends up in the lottery drawing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe this time we can prepare a little bit smile

We plan on going Heck or high water, though I feel confident that we will draw a number under 150 and if we don't I would be willing to bet that with the economy one would have a really good shot getting in..... even if they are the reserve list. You know that some are trying to lock in a spot, knowing that they probably won't be able to make it, but doing it just in case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rusty.....a little more notice next time would be nice.

I can commit for this year also if you think you can still get the entry in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, Feb. 17th is the dead line for the lottery entry this year. This will be the first year I have not entered in a long time. No boat and no partner. sigh..

Who is planning on going and what kind of predictions do you have?

Well.....Nate and I decided to enter again this year. We'll see if we get in this year. We are going south ramp.

Looking forward to seeing all you guys again this year.

Rusty...what do you mean no boat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So sorry fellas for not getting back in here in a timely mannor...I feel pretty bad, I wish I would have look back right away. There are many of you I would of loved to take up there with me for the great catting adventure!!!!

First off, It was pretty depressing to think after over 10 years of fishing this tournament I was not even going to enter.. sigh.. so I just pouted a few days. Im getting tired of putting a ton of effort and heart into some one elses product and after it is all said and done, I get kicked in the "no-roll sinkers". Now after putting thousands of hours on the water up there and moving south and having to start all over again it is getting pretty tough telling myself it can be done. sigh.. That was a lot of work. LOL..

Maybe I will just have to go up there and fish for fun and visit with all the outstanding competitors that make it back each year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

149... Uff Da! Good thing I wasn't at the banquet, would have been sweating that one out! LOL!

I see Shannon & Curt got in as well, team #88.

Darren & Larry got in, team #46. Congrats guys!

Be nice to see you Montana guys again Brady!

You guys pick North Ramp or South Ramp? We should be North again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • So Del is following in Down2Earth's footsteps on Trump, good to know. Hey I will take Trump over Hillary but why vote for either of them if I don't have to, why play that game?
    • At least homeboy's doom and gloom is broken up with moments of describing how personally awesome he is.
    • Better save some of that sauce to drink while watching the Cheeto train run off the tracks.
    • Where did you get this "hero" stuff,  Dave?  And Trump is different in that he had never engaged in party politics either as an office holder or a candidate, unlike all the other Republican candidates.   And as for dumb and extreme ideas being a bad thing, I thought you supported Gary Johnson?   And the two party system is a fact of life, the way elections are set up in the US with the Constitutional need for a majority not just a plurality of electors.   Perhaps somehow it could be shoehorned to be a coaliton deal, if electors were free and states weren't winner take all.   But the way it is now, it is a two party deal, just like it has been for a very long time.   No endorsement necessary to recognize the facts.  As for the opposition, I never saw #nevercruz, or #neverjeb or #neverkasich...  So how much support should candidates have to have to be included?  You want Jill Stein as well?   How about the next half dozen down the line?  Why did Gary Johnson not go for the Republican nomination anyway?   Surely Big Weed would have financed his run. 
    • Does anyone out there know if its even possible to put 2 atvs on a 6x12 anyone make some kind of deck of front to hold a wheeler I've tired every thing but know realized that i would have to pay fees and re license a new trailer which i don't want to do. If anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated!!
    • try some paint thinner it might sound harsh but it cleans and puts a shine on it also. of coarse try it on a corner first just to see it melts  
    • I hope they figure out the problem.   When I had that with charter here in Rochester, it turned out to be a poor job of putting the connector on the cable where it went into the house.  There was a little piece of foil shielding intermittently shorting out the cable inside the connector.  All from a half arsed job of installation in the first place.  
    • Couldn't the same be said for Cruz, Sanders, Paul and most of the other presidential candidates? Don't you always have to take on your own party first? Every candidate has to do it, nothing new here. Again, what candidate is not opposed by all the other candidates. The reason he is so despised by the party at large is because most sane members know that he is not capable of the diplomacy necessary to do the job.  Traditional? Wouldn't the traditional way be to try to gain the nomination of the party you were a member of when you won 2 terms of Governor? I don't see what is "traditional" about going outside of a political party that would afford you much more money and influence than a 3rd party. So Trump's a hero for trying to use a political organization to further his own agenda? Rand Paul has been trying to do what you are talking about but I don't see you gushing over him for it.  That's how it has to be done because of the corruption of the 2 party system that you are more than happy to whole heartedly endorse. Face it, Trump is no hero. He's just the latest GOP candidate with dumb and extreme ideas that the party base seems to love but no one else does. 
    • Sure del. I have 2 patches and rotate. Some years a don't need to make any. It's fine. The roots just get bigger;
  • Our Sponsors