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2009 Cat Attack Catfish Tournament

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WAY TO GO BRUCE AND DEAN STROMAN ON YOUR 56.60LB BLUE CAT TO WIN THE 2009 CATFISHING TOURNAMENT AND COLLECTING THE BIG WELL WORTH IT BOUNTY!!!!!!!!! ~ Mark Stroman

Awesome! ~ Pat Carter

Thanks Bruce and Dean for being a part of this year's tournament and congratulations on your win. I would also like to extend a huge "thank you" to Pat Carter and his family for their tireless work in making this so successful! First Class appreciates everyone who fished the tournament and came out to enjoy the festivities!! ~ John Parks

Way to go...that is one HUGE fish. Congratulations!!! ~ Sheri Young & Crew

Top Placements:

1st place - Dean Stroman from Sioux City, IA and Bruce Stroman from Sioux City, IA ~ $2530* ~ total weight 56.60 lbs.
2nd place - Keith Copenhaver from Sioux City, IA and Chris Sharp from Merrill, IA ~ $1075 ~ total weight 40.90 lbs.
3rd place - Brant Kurtz from Correctionville, IA and Travis Deeds from Correctionville, IA ~ $715 ~ total weight 35.70 lbs.
4th place - Chad Saunders from So. Sioux City, NE and Dan Gill from So. Sioux City, NE ~ $335 ~ total weight 28.50 lbs.
5th place - Jeff Wagner Jr from Sioux City, IA and Jeff Wagner Sr from Sioux City, IA ~ $205 ~ total weight 25.65 lbs.
6th place - Larry Carter from Sioux City, IA and Mike Carter from Hinton, IA ~ $150 ~ total weight 24.15 lbs.
7th place - Greg Barnes from Jefferson, SD and Kyle Barnes from Jefferson, SD ~ $130 ~ total weight 20.05 lbs.
8th place - Rick Rivers from .Shenandoah, IA and TJ Hummel from Imogene, IA and Super Sam Hummel from Imogene, IA ~ $105 ~ total weight 19.95 lbs.
9th place - Corky Lemmon from Elk Point, SD and Dolly Huss from No. Sioux City, SD ~ $100 ~ total weight 17.95 lbs.

Big Fish:

1st Big Fish - Dean Stroman from Sioux City, IA and Bruce Stroman from Sioux City, IA ~ 56.60 lbs.
2nd Big Fish - Chad Saunders from So. Sioux City, NE and Dan Gill from So. Sioux City, NE ~ 18.75 lbs.
3rd Big Fish - Keith Copenhaver from Sioux City, IA and Chris Sharp from Merrill, IA ~ 14.70 lbs.
4th Big Fish - Gerald Heibel from Sioux City, IA and Brandon Christiansen from McCook Lake, SD ~ 11.80 lbs.
Noon Big Fish - Eddie Van Dorn from Des Moines, IA and Tim Van Dorn from Des Moines, IA ~ $100 ~ 11.80 lbs.
Bike Giveaway Winner(s) ~ Daniel Boyd and Cami Graves

Total cash payout was $6,205. Merchandise prizes were worth $2,030. Combined there was a total of $8,235.

Interesting tidbits:

2 Teams caught their limit of 10 fish.

22 Teams caught only channel cats.
8 Teams caught only flathead.
1 Team caught only blue.
7 Teams caught a mixture of channel and flathead.
1 Team caught a mixture of channel and blue.
0 Teams caught a mixture of flathead and blue.
This is only the 2nd year that we had a blue cat caught in the tournament. First one was in 2004 caught by Phillip Drappeaux and Billie McKinney for 10.66 lb.
2 Teams caught their limit of 10 fish - one team caught 10 channel and one team caught 6 flathead and 4 channel.
2 Teams caught 9 fish - one team caught 9 channel and 1 team caught 9 flathead.

Bill B. Watts from No. Sioux City, SD and Bill L. Watts from Farmington, MN are the only team to get in the tournament every year.

This is the first year that we had an all female team. Welcome LeAnn and Erica Carter.

We had anglers from seven different states ~ Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, and South Dakota.

View more statistics for this year here

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