Mike Kostrzewski won a fishing tournament, while Lucas Meier hauled in a big catch from the Red Lake River.

Mike Kostrzewski of Crookston took first place in the Whopper category in the Rod & Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament in Drayton, N.D. Saturday. Kostrzewski weighed in a 22.5-pound channel catfish, winning a $1600 cash prize. The fish measured 36 inches.


Friday afternoon while fishing along the Red Lake River in Crookston with some friends, Lucas Meier, a Crookston eighth grader, pulled in this 11-pound catfish. After being weighed, the fish was released back into the river.