July 27-29, 2018!

 

2018 Catfish Days Poster

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Here are the new rules and regulations for the 2018 Catfish Derby Fishing Contest.

Any further questions, contact Tom Ness at 507-430-1408, Tournament Director.

Results will be posted at the Franklin City Hall "Catfish Headquarters" or by calling

City Hall at 507-557-2259 during Headquarter hours or on the Facebook page of Catfish Derby Days, Franklin, MN

2018 Catfish Days Results

 

Miss Franklin:  Rosalyn Madsen

 

Kiss the Catfish:  DeAnna Hempel

Total money raised by contestants, $5,415.31

 

Dev. Corp. Raffle:

            $500 Dean Leenerts, Redwood Falls

            $300 DeAnna Hempel, Franklin

            $100 Keely Wendlandt, Fairfax

            $100 Tyler Serbus, Morton

 

 

           

 

Co-Ed Volleyball:

        

                   

A   Level

1 Bangarzzz

2 Re/Max Realty Plus

3 Randy's Auto Body

4 Randy Tetrick

 

 

B   Level

1 Bissman's Team

2 Mean Machine

 

 

                     

 

   

FRANKLIN LIONS FISHING CONTEST                               

 

 

 

Flatheads:

 

1st Place, $100  - Jeremy Rausch, Spencer, IA    48.02#   

 

2nd Place, $50 – Dale Patton, Sioux Rapids, IA  35.19#

 

3rd Place, $25 –Tom Ochs, Franklin, MN        33.46#

 

Largest Channel-Steve Domine, Mahtomedi, MN    20.44#

 

 

Flathead:

Junior (12 & under) $20-Brayden Scheer, Cottonwood, MN  26.28#

 

Channel:

Junior (12 & under) $20-Gabe Grunke, Morgan, MN    14.67#

 

Number of Registered Fishermen: 210 

 

  Trivia ~ The largest tournament fish was 52 lbs., 5 oz. caught in 2013 by Steve Fisher

 

 

LARGEST CATFISH CAUGHT IN THE CATFISH DAYS FISHING CONTEST:

1976           William Bielke               Morgan                28 lb., 4 oz.

1977           Dave Mude                    Morton                9 lb., 4 oz.

1978           Bob Headstrom             Morgan                30 lb., 0oz.

1979           John Sperl                     Morton                 11 lb., 2oz.

1980           Richard Peterman          Sleepy Eye           11.43 lb.

1981           Steve Hjulberg               Franklin               24lb., 12oz.

1982           Reginald Wood              Franklin               15 lb., 5 oz.

1983           Ed Dagner                      New Ulm              23 lb.,  9oz.

1984           Randy Tetrick                Redwood Falls     27 lb.,  0 oz.

1985           Joe Warner                    Redwood Falls     28 lb.,  0 oz.

1986           Ed Dagner                      New Ulm              30 lb.,  0 oz.

1987           Les Peterson                  Fremont, CA        23 lb., 4oz.

1988           Brian Guess                   Emmetsburg, IA   29 lb., 0 oz.

1989           Bob Reeves                    Winthrop             38 lb., 0 oz.

1990           Bob Headstrom             Morgan                  37 lb., 9 oz.

1991           Terry Johnson               New Hope            39 lb., 8 oz.

1992           Jason Johnson               Eagan                   39 lb., 2 oz.

1993           Terry Johnson               New Hope            34 lb., 4 oz.

1994           Dean Scheer                  No. Redwood       37 lb., 0 oz.

1995           Ryan Lawrenz                Sleepy Eye           29 lb., 2 oz.

1996           Keith Grunke                 Franklin               44 lb., 0 oz.

                   Brent Koch                    Franklin

1997           Dean Scheer                  No. Redwood       33 lb., 14 oz

                   Mike Huston                  Granite Falls                 

1998           Mike Bratsch                 Redwood Falls     42 lb., 8 oz.

1999           Doug Marshall               Bloomington        43 lb., 2 oz.

2000           David Bawden               Morton                 47 lb., 0 oz.

2001           Aaron Hyatt                   Milford, IA           46 lb., 8 oz.

2002           Levi Niswander              Ocheyeden, IA      41 lb., 13 oz.

2003           Charles Scheer               Redwood Falls     42 lb., 11 oz.

2004           Michelle Newburs          Willmar                48 lb., 8 oz.

2005           Brian Schwarting           Harris, IA             41 lb., 11 oz.

2006           Adam Kindler                Redwood Falls     49 lb., 13 oz.

2007           Dave Tribble                  Redwood Falls     46 lb., 8 oz.

2008           Gordie Mach                  Zimmerman        47 lb., 0 oz.

2009           Tyler Stage                    Redwood Falls     49 lb., 0 oz.

2010           Adam Chmelar              Redwood Falls     44 lbs., 3 oz.

2011           David Bawden               Redwood Falls     44 lbs., 5 oz.

2012           Madison Whitcomb       Litchfield              24 lbs., 7 oz.

2013           Steve Fisher                 South Haven        52 lbs. 5 oz.

2014           Chris Hattendorf          Ashton, IA            46#, 14 oz.

2015           Cory Eckstein             Sleepy Eye, MN      32#, 7 oz.

2016           Tate Godthunder         Redwood Falls, MN 41#, 1 oz.

2017           Mike Raedel               Redwood Falls, MN  37#, 2 oz.

2018           Jeremy Rausch           Spencer, IA              48.02#

 

 

2018 D & S Kids Pedal Pull: 

 

Age 4

            1st      Zoey DeRock

            2nd     Isaiah Prohl

            3rd      Dex Prahl     

Age 5

            1st       Aspyn Anspack

            2nd      Lydia Mae Schroeder

            3rd      Hyde Kramer

Age 6

            1st       Evelyn Prahl

            2nd      Ylozlah Rendon 

            3rd      Kendra Geisler

Age 7

            1st        Connor Sullivan

            2nd     Jett Prahl

            3rd      Jack Scharfencamp 

Age 8

            1st        Landyn Anspacn

            2nd        Benjamin Prahl

            3rd        Evelyn Heibel

Age 9

            1st       Julia Prohl

            2nd      Addison Sullivan

            3rd    James Hacker

Age 10

            1st    Grace Sullivan

            2nd   Brooklyn Geisler

            3rd  Chloe Victor     

Age 11

            1st      Gabi Deaen

            2nd   Alexis Prescott

            3rd     Jack Dalien

 

           

Bean Bag:

        $250    1st     Justin Peterson, William Peterson

        $125    2nd  Tim Prahl, Tom Ochs                              

        $75      3rd   Ancia Goodthunder, Marcus Lunde

        $25      4th  James Molinaro,    Ramyer Molinaro                       

 

 

      Catfish Days Chairman:  Corey Gruendemann 507-240-0981

2018 Catfish Days Events:

Fishing Contest:   begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday.  Must register at City Hall before fishing.  No early registration! Contest is DNR approved.  Trophies and cash prizes for channel and flathead catfish.  Contest fees:  $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years. Contact Tom Ness 507-430-1408** Rules – see below.

 

 Street DancesLive Bands!  Friday Evening "Red Dirt Road" 8:30 p.m..-12:30 a.m..  Saturday Evening: "Hicktown Mafia" 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

 

Sunday Parades:  Kiddie Parade at 1:00p.m.  Contact Doreen Serbus at 507-557-2345; Grand Parade at 1:30, Contact Joe or April Sullivan at 507-557-3265 or 320-212-3406. No numbers - 1st come 1st lined up.

 

Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Contact Robin Kokesch  507-430-1073 or robinlu830@hotmail.com

Franklin Fire & Rescue 5k:  Saturday:  Registration 7:30 a.m., Race starts at 8:30 a.m.  Contact Tim Joehnck 507-829-9783

 

Queen Contest/Variety Show:  Friday 7:30 p.m. Contact Jane Sullivan, 507-557-8236.

 

Bouncy Houses:  Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Main Street

 

Bean Bag Tourney:  Saturday by the ballpark, 11:00 registration, 12:00 p.m. start, double elimination.  Contact Katie Madsen at 507-430-2913.

 

Kiss the Catfish Contest:  Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Donations accepted throughout town.

Craft & Vendor Show: Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Contact Tammy Mettling at 507-766-6738.

Music at the Park:  Saturday; Sunday after the parade, by DJ Butler.

 

Kids Pedal Pull:  Sanctioned tournament held on Sunday after the parade at Sacred Heart Church parking lot, approximately 3 p.m., contact Amy Koupal 507-276-9222.

 

Raffle:  Sponsored by the Franklin Community Development Corporation...1st Prize - $500, 2nd Prize - $300, 3rd/4th Prizes $100 each.  Tickets available at area businesses and from Development Corporation Members.  Drawing at 3:30 p.m. Sunday-you do not need to be present to win.

 

Church Services:  Sunday Sacred Heart Catholic Church 

 

Souvenirs and raffle tickets available at City Hall before and during Catfish Days:  

 T-Shirts, Caps, Pins, Can Coolers, Key Chains

            ~ Food Stands ~ Beer Wagons ~ Soft Drinks ~ Souvenirs ~

  Thank you for supporting the local organizations and businesses!