Mission Statement


The Montana Catfish Association was established in the spring of 2006. Our main objective is to promote the sport of catfishing and specifically catfish in the great state of Montana. Our mission is to: increase communication among catfish anglers, educate the general public, and improve and increase public access for all warm water fisherman. We continue to work closely with Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks to further expand and maintain catfish ecosystems and habitat.

We fully promotes “Catch and Release” or “Selective Harvest”. We recognize that we do not live on an unlimited resource. We want to preserve the future of our fisheries for decades to come.

Catfishing is a rapidly growing sport. Tackle, rod, reel and boat manufacturers are no longer ignoring the Catfish angler. There are numerous professional/amateur Catfish tournaments held across the country. Montana Cats encourages everyone interested to compete in these tournaments. Catfish tournaments have added legitimacy to our sport as well as an increased knowledge of Catfish behavior and tendencies. We currently offer a four tournament Montana Cats Championship circuit. These tournaments and others around the state help us meet our objectives through increasing angler awareness and exposing people throughout the state, region and host communities on pertinent issues facing the Channel Catfish.

The primary purpose of this site is to increase communication and the sharing of knowledge between fellow Catfish anglers.  So we welcome everyone to our website and if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site please drop us a line.

Feel free to join the social networking craze and visit us at our Instagram and Facebook pages or follow us on Twitter and You Tube.

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