New Records at the 4th Annual Monster Cat Roundup – Yellowstone River
By Kelsey

Posted: July 20, 2012

The Yellowstone River was hot during last weekends 4th Annual Monster Cat Roundup. Previous records were annihilated in the unforgettable 2012 event. This year the record of participating teams was beat with 49 teams. The last record was in the 2010 event holding 35 teams, always a beautiful thing to see. The increased teams only fed the hunger of angler’s competitive juices , check out the results and pictures and we are sure you will be participating in 2013!

Tournament Recap

Brenner Flaten, of Wright, WY. and Chad Dawson, of Dickinson, ND.
brought their limit of five cats to the river side weigh-in stage and
watched the digital display dial all the way up to 36.79 lbs. Good
enough for a brand new Monster Cat Roundup record! The weight breaks
last year’s mark of 36.44 lbs. brought in by Justin King and Jer
Hopstad. Winning by over 11 lbs., it’s also the second largest margin
of victory in circuit history, coming up just short of this year’s Cat
Classic champs. The duo got started early when Brenner landed a 10.80
lb. cat at 7:30 a.m., the second biggest ever weighed in at the
Roundup. This is the second Roundup championship for both anglers,
with Chad winning in 2009 and Brenner in 2010.

Taking runner-up honors were Brady Flaten, of Glasgow, MT and Bryon
Armour of Lewistown, MT. The anglers used a run and gun approach to
help them land an impressive basket of fish at 25.37 lbs. This is
Brady’s second top three performance in the Roundup in as many years.
Defending champion, Justin King, of Sidney, teamed up with another
local angler, Derek Carda, to place third with 24.78 lbs. The local
combo concentrated their efforts in submerged cover and it paid off
big time. Six teams were able to weigh in over 20 lbs., matching last
years record total. Lauren Dempsey set yet another Monster Cat Roundup
record, when he boated a 10.96 lb. Yellowstone River beauty. The beast
helped shoot his team into the top ten and into a comfortable 7th
place finish.

Save the date for next year!

The Roundup is one of the fastest growing catfish tournaments in the
region and Montana Cats fully expects it to fill its 60-team field for
the first time ever in 2013. Tournament directors, Steve and Ashley
Harris, continue to put on an incredible event. Start marking your
calendars for July 13th, 2013 and make some plans to join us for an
action-packed weekend you won’t regret. Please enjoy the complete full
results and pictures from this past weekends event below.

Top 10 Overall (49 Teams)

1.Brenner Flaten, Wright, WY. – Chad Dawson, Dickinson, ND. 36.79 lbs.
2.Brady Flaten, Glasgow, MT. – Bryon Armour, Lewistown, MT.25.37 lbs.
3.Justin King, Sidney, MT. – Derek Carda, Sidney, MT.24.78 lbs.
4.Blake Gauer, Park City, MT. – Lindsey Gauer, Park City, MT.24.26 lbs.
5.Brady Mueller, Sidney, MT. – Joe Carpenter, Sidney, MT.21.76 lbs.
6.Steve Harris Sr., Sidney, MT. – Chad Nelson, Sidney, MT.21.67 lbs.
7. Jimmy Decker, Sidney, MT. – Lauren Dempsey, Sidney, MT.19.59 lbs.
8. Jessy McIntyre, Sidney, MT. – Ryan Dempsey, Sidney, MT.19.44 lbs.
9.Josh Beagle, Sidney, MT. – Scott Schmidt, Sidney, MT. 18.29 lbs.
10.Chad Mueller, Sidney, MT. – Kyle Mueller, Sidney, MT. 17.01 lbs.





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