Brenner Flaten


BigSky CatMan

BigSky CatMan – Glasgow, MT.

Brenner Flaten is the current Vice President of the Montana Catfish Association. Brenner is an avid catfish angler with over 20 years of experience. He is the co-founder and current tournament director of the Annual Milk River Catfish Classic held the 1st weekend of June every year in Glasgow, MT. During his time with the classic, the tournament has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now known as the premier catfish tournament in the region. Growing up on the banks of the Milk River Brenner learned to love the sport of Catfishing, and it’s his desire along with the rest of the Montana Cats board members, to help the sport grow in this area. While he is out on the water pursuing the elusive Montana Channel Cat record he practices catch-and-release and encourages others to do the same. His competitive nature has lured him into the catfish tournament scene where he has experienced success. He is also the current webmaster for this website. When you go fishing with him you will ride in style in his 2010 River Pro jet boat. He currently resides in Glasgow, MT with his wife Alison and daughter Collins. Brenner had this to say to all, “Montana is an overlooked catfish paradise, the opportunities are endless for the serious catfish angler, see you on the water!”


contact

bigskycatman@montanacats.com


pictures

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personal records (all fish released)

Channel Cat (All-Time) 28.5 lbs. Red River (Selkirk, MB Canada) 6/21/03
Channel Cat (Montana) 23.7 lbs. 8/12/08
Channel Cat (Yellowstone River) 12.2 lbs. 4/08/06
Channel Cat (Fort Peck Reservoir) 21.6 lbs. 4/20/00
Channel Cat (Musselshell River) 19.75 lbs. 4/21/12
Channel Cat (Milk River) 14.6 lbs. 7/26/11
Channel Cat (Tongue River) 11.59 lbs. 6/19/13
Channel Cat (Missouri River) 18.0 lbs Fred Robinson Bridge Area 5/18/08
Channel Cat (North Dakota) 18.7 lbs. Red River (Grand Forks, ND) 7/22/05
Channel Cat (Nebraska) 12.5 lbs. Calamus Reservoir 6/25/10
Channel Cat (Wyoming) 20.1 lbs. Belle Fourche River 5/31/08
Channel Cat (Boysen Reservoir) 15.8 lbs. 5/28/11
Channel Cat (Glendo Reservoir) 13.0 lbs. 3/02/13
Flathead Cat 31.0 lbs. Columbia Lake – Wisconsin 7/18/13
Blue Cat 38.0 lbs. Lake Texoma – Texas 12/30/14
Ice Fishing 13.0 lbs. Glendo Reservoir 3/02/13
Black Bullhead 1.25 lbs. Tongue River Reservoir 6/17/13

montana tournament results

1st Milk River Catfish Classic 17.0 lbs. 4th / 12 5/20/00 Jason Flaten
2nd Milk River Catfish Classic 1 lb. 6 oz. 13th / 21 5/19/01 Jason Flaten
3rd Milk River Catfish Classic 1 lb. 7 oz. 13th / 30 5/18/02 Jason Flaten
4th Milk River Catfish Classic 14.8 lbs. 1st / 25 5/31/03 Jason Flaten
5th Milk River Catfish Classic 17.7 lbs. 1st / 29 6/5/04 Jason Flaten
2nd Savage Tournament 7.74 lbs. 1st / 39 6/10/06 Jason Flaten, Brady Flaten
3rd Savage Tournament 1.16 lbs. 24th / 50 6/9/07 Jason Flaten, Brady Flaten
4th Savage Tournament 5.52 lbs. 4th / 60 6/14/08 Brady Flaten, Tyler George
6th Savage Tournament 7.345 lbs. 2nd / 60 6/12/10 Tyler George, Cade Flaten
7th Savage Tournament 0 lbs. 12th / 61 6/11/11 Tyler George, Chad Dawson
8th Savage Tournament 6.500 lbs. 2nd / 60 6/9/12 Chad Dawson, Cade Flaten
9th Savage Tournament 5.835 lbs. 4th / 60 6/8/13 Chad Dawson, Cole Plouffe
10th Savage Tournament 7.130 lbs. 6th / 60 6/14/14 Chad Dawson, Cole Plouffe
11th Savage Tournament 3.700 lbs. 39th / 61 6/13/15 Chad Dawson, Cole Plouffe
12th Savage Tournament 8.305 lbs. 1st / 60 6/11/16 Chad Dawson, Cole Plouffe
13th Savage Tournament 6.650 lbs. 16th / 60 6/10/17 Chad Dawson, Cole Plouffe
1st Yellowstone Challenge 17.4 lbs. 8th / 42 5/19/07 Brady Flaten
2nd Yellowstone Challenge 20.1 lbs. 12th / 51 5/10/08 Brady Flaten
3rd Yellowstone Challenge 11.3 lbs. 19th / 60 5/9/09 Brady Flaten
4th Yellowstone Challenge 15.47 lbs. 8th / 60 5/8/10 Brady Flaten
5th Yellowstone Challenge 24.61 lbs. 6th / 42 5/7/11 Chad Dawson
6th Yellowstone Challenge 17.29 lbs. 6th / 37 5/12/12 Chad Dawson
7th Yellowstone Challenge 30.70 lbs. 2nd / 49 5/11/13 Chad Dawson
8th Yellowstone Challenge 0 lbs. 45th / 50 5/10/14 Chad Dawson
9th Yellowstone Challenge 19.31 lbs. 12th / 60 5/9/15 Chad Dawson
10th Yellowstone Challenge 19.97 lbs. 12th / 58 5/14/16 Jason Flaten
11th Yellowstone Challenge 27.26 lbs. 3rd / 52 5/13/17 Jason Flaten
1st Monster Cat Roundup 15.0 lbs. 3rd / 23 7/11/09 Brady Flaten
2nd Monster Cat Roundup 19.28 lbs. 1st / 35 7/17/10 Nate Molstad
3rd Monster Cat Roundup 16.22 lbs. 10th / 25 7/9/11 Chad Dawson
4th Monster Cat Roundup 36.79 lbs. 1st / 49 7/14/12 Chad Dawson
5th Monster Cat Roundup 12.31 lbs. 27th / 46 7/13/13 Chad Dawson
6th Monster Cat Roundup 16.44 lbs. 13th / 60 7/9/14 Chad Dawson
7th Monster Cat Roundup 24.17 lbs. 2nd / 60 7/18/15 Chad Dawson
8th Monster Cat Roundup 24.48 lbs. 6th / 60 7/16/16 Chad Dawson
9th Monster Cat Roundup 21.42 lbs. 3rd / 60 7/15/17 Chad Dawson


out-of-state tournament results

17th Cats Incredible – EGF, MN 32.44 lbs. 86th / 150 8/1/04 Jason Flaten
22nd Cats Incredible – EGF, MN 3.31 lbs. 136th / 150 8/2/09 Jason Flaten
Red River Valley Catfish League 22.4 lbs. 11th / 32 7/23/05 Jason Flaten
Red River Valley Catfish League 17.2 lbs. 29th / 35 7/22/06 Jason Flaten
Cabela’s King Kat – EGF, MN 11.90 lbs. 34th / 40 8/17/13 Chad Dawson
10th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 48 lbs. 14 oz. 8th / 53 5/5/07 Jason Flaten
11th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 1.0 lbs. 13th / 55 5/3/08 Jason Flaten
12th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 39.22 lbs. 12th / 54 5/02/09 Jason Flaten
13th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 13.3 lbs. 17th / 53 5/1/10 Jason Flaten
15th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 65.66 lbs. 8th / 52 5/5/12 Jason Flaten
16th Lake McConaughy Catfish Classic 47.38 lbs. 9th / 40 5/4/13 Chad Dawson
1st Izaak Walton Catfish Tournament 22lbs. 15 oz. 1st / 14 4/5/08 Jason Flaten
1st Bighorn Catfish Tournament 13.24 lbs. 3rd / 12 7/12/08 Tyler George
2nd Bighorn Catfish Tournament 19.48 lbs. 1st / 17 6/20/09 Tyler George
6th Cat Attack – Sioux City, IA 0 lbs. 40th / 51 7/25/09 Jason Flaten
7th Cat Attack – South Sioux City, NE 3.9 lbs. 19th / 45 7/24/10 Jason Flaten
1st Missouri River Catfish Clash 20.14 lbs. 5th / 21 8/20/11 Cole Plouffe
2nd Missouri River Catfish Clash 29.57 lbs. 4th / 39 8/18/12 Jory Casterline
3rd Missouri River Catfish Clash 32.94 lbs. 4th / 41 8/24/13 Chad Dawson
4th Missouri River Catfish Clash 30.07 lbs. 8th / 45 8/16/14 Cole Plouffe
5th Missouri River Catfish Clash 29.11 lbs. 8th / 60 8/15/15 Nate Molstad
6th Missouri River Catfish Clash 32.23 lbs. 4th / 51 8/20/16 Cole Plouffe

Tournament Awards