More than 80 anglers from nine states headed out on the Red River in the Grand Forks area for a large catfishing tournament.

More than 80 anglers from nine states headed out on the Red River in the Grand Forks area for a large catfishing tournament.

Cabela's King Kat tournament organizer Darrell Van Vactor tells WDAY television that the group always heard about fishing on the Red River and decided it would be a great location.

The event is sponsored by Outdoor Promotions, a non-profit that seeks to promote the outdoors as a way to bring families together. About $6,400 in prize money was up for grabs, and proceeds also go to fund scholarships.

The tournament heads to Nebraska next weekend.