106 boats, with two fishermen each, took to the Mississippi River at Trempealeau, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 10, 2004. The fishing contest is part of the annual Catfish Days celebration in Trempealeau.
The contest allows the fishermen to bring in 4 walleye and 6 bass for each boat to be weighed. 563 lbs. of bass were weighed and 356 lbs. of walleye. While 248 bass and 148 walleye were brought in to be weighed, reports of hundreds of smaller fish were released and not weighed. Also, rules require that all bass must be returned to the Mississippi River after weighing in.
A large crowd of spectators watched, as winners were announced. $7700.00 of money prizes were given out with the top bass and walleye winners receiving $1000.00 each for first place plus an extra $100.00 bonus for catching the biggest fish. There for 12 winners in the bass division and 10 winners in the walleye division. Complete results can be seen by emailing