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Seder Brothers Conquer All Elements In Sidney

Seder Brothers Conquer All Elements In Sidney

June 19, 2017 by

7/15/17- Sidney, MT – Summer heat can make for difficult days on the water. For tournament fishing it adds a level of difficulty that is tough to quantify. This year’s 9th Annual Monster Cat Roundup in Sidney was a fine example of what you can expect when you hit the Yellowstone River in mid-July. The Monster Cat Roundup is always held the 3rd weekend of July, so it typically coincides with the spawn or the post-spawn period for the species at stake, the Channel Catfish. The water temperature was nipping at 78 degrees and the outdoor temperature hovered around triple digits ALL week leading up to the event. Tournament time was no different, as temps reached the high 90’s and anglers up and down the river were experiencing fish in a “lock-jaw” pattern. Add in the river flows that were rapidly receding and everything was leading up to an overall difficult day of fishing for the full field of 60 teams. (56 jet boats, 4 shore)

A brighter note was that 51 teams still managed to bring fish to the scales. Numbers were certainly out there to be had, but size proved to be at a premium. No one put together a day quite like the Seder brothers, out of Billings, Montana. Siblings, Rod and Rob Seder could manage only six catfish during the eight-hour event. However, five of those cats had enough size to push the anglers to just over 23 lbs. With their 23.06 lb. basket, the Seder’s claimed the 9th Annual Monster Cat Roundup title! Rod quipped, “This tourney has been very tough on us. We have taken our beatings here, so it’s sure really nice to get one.” The Seder’s are longtime veterans of the Montana Cats Circuit and have experienced plenty of success in the past. The duo boasts two top 3 finishes in the Missouri River Catfish Clash in Williston, ND, while Rod also has a Yellowstone Challenge championship in Huntley, MT under his belt. Finishing less than one pound out of the winner’s circle, local anglers, James Decker, Sidney, MT., and Steve Lowery, Fairview, MT., boated 10 cats on the day. Their 5 fish limit proved impressive at 22.47 lbs. Rounding out the top 3 was 2-time champions, Brenner Flaten, Glasgow, MT., and Chad Dawson, Dickinson, ND. at 21.42 lbs. The long-time teammates managed only seven catfish during the tournament but considered themselves fortunate at the end of the day. Brenner remarked, “We had one fish, for one pound, with two hours left. Our last spot paid off for six fish and all five of our keepers. We kept fishing hard”. Chris Peterson and Chad Bright, both of Sidney, grabbed 4th place with 20.38 lbs. Last season’s Montana Cats Anglers of the Year, Randy Franco and Nick Fortier, both of Billings, MT., grabbed the 5th spot with the only other 20 lb. basket of the day. The powerful anglers, 20.35 lbs. was aided greatly by Randy’s 10.0 lb. pig that they boated with less than 15 minutes remaining. The monster cat proved to be the largest of the day and worth a wall-hanging plaque and the $200 cash prize.

As the dust settles after the third leg of the 2017 tour, the B n’ M Poles Angler of the Year is once again up for grabs. Six individuals sit in prime position to capture the prestigious award at next month’s Missouri River Catfish Clash, with plenty of other anglers waiting in the wings and ready to take advantage. “The Clash” is scheduled for Williston, ND. on Saturday August 19th. As of press time, the event is half full. Take a minute and get entered today!

Putting a bow on the Monster Cat Roundup for another year. The organization would like to thank Steve and Ashley Harris for all of their hard work in making this event such a huge success. We also want to give a shout out to all of our key sponsors for this annual tournament. Without our sponsors, the anglers wouldn’t have near the experience we are able to give them. The Ranger Lounge was once again a generous host on both Friday and Saturday night. The staff at the Ranger makes the calcutta and social a great atmosphere on Friday and they top it all off with a tremendous fishermen feed following the event on Saturday. The Montana Cats is grateful for your continued generosity.

Please enjoy the pictures from the event and the complete finals results from this past weekend below.


Pictures for this event can be found here.

big fish

Randy Franco 10.00 lbs. Big Fish Award
James Decker 8.71 lbs. 2nd Biggest Fish Award

complete results

1. Rod Seder, Billings, MT., Rob Seder, Billings, MT. 23.06 lbs.
2. James Decker, Sidney, MT., Steve Lowrey, Fairview, MT. 22.47 lbs.
3. Brenner Flaten, Glasgow, MT., Chad Dawson, Dickinson, ND. 21.42 lbs.
4. Chris Peterson, Savage, MT., Chad Bright, Sidney, MT. 20.38 lbs.
5. Randy Franco, Billings, MT., Nick Fortier, Billings, MT. 20.35 lbs.
6. Justin Jones, Sidney, MT., Lily Jones, Sidney, MT. 19.80 lbs.
7. Pete Windsor, Sidney, MT., Chance Windsor, Sidney, MT. 19.47 lbs.
8. Brady Flaten, Glasgow, MT., Nate Molstad, Havre, MT. 18.54 lbs.
9. Lori Nelson, Sidney, MT., Heidi Berglund, Sidney, MT. 17.68 lbs.
10. Derek Carda, Sidney, MT., Adam Smith, Sidney, MT. 17.48 lbs.
11. Casey Peterson, Sidney, MT., Tobin Bell, Sidney, MT. 16.66 lbs.
12. Justin King, Sidney, MT., Jer Hopstad, Billings, MT. 16.51 lbs.
13. Josh Marottek, Medicine Lake, MT., Charles Marottek, Poplar, MT. 16.13 lbs.
14. Sam Syth, Sidney, MT., Fran Syth, Sidney, MT. 15.86 lbs.
15. Zac Bushman, Billings, MT., Matt Bushman, Billings, MT. 15.60 lbs.
16. Zach McPherson, Savage, MT., Jalyssa Gorder, Sidney, MT. 14.03 lbs.
17. Todd Dooley, Sidney, MT., Jordan Dooley, Sidney, MT. 13.51 lbs.
18. Steve Harris Sr., Sidney, MT., Chad Nelson, Sidney, MT. 13.49 lbs.
19. Blake Gauer, Park City, MT., Lindsey Gauer, Park City, MT. 13.32 lbs.
20. CJ Truesdale, Miles City, MT., Jim Truesdale, Miles City, MT. 12.95 lbs.
21. Chad Rolison, Laurel, MT., Jeremiah Johnson, Laurel, MT. 12.37 lbs.
22. Joe Carpenter, Squaw Gap, ND., John Sult, Sidney, MT. 11.69 lbs.
23. Bob Clifton, Fairview, MT., Lexie Phipps, Fairview, MT. 11.67 lbs.
24. Bobby Wise, Billings, MT., Robert Wise, Billings, MT. 11.11 lbs.
25. Troy Cotter, Sidney, MT., Michael Licking, Sidney, MT. 10.96 lbs.
26. Scott Schmidt, Sidney, MT., Shane Litten, Sidney, MT. 10.94 lbs.
27. Ryan Dempsey, Sidney, MT., Austin Bement, Sidney, MT. 10.82 lbs.
28. Kyle Mueller, Sidney, MT., Trent Schilling, Sidney, MT. 10.47 lbs.
29. Brady Mueller, Sidney, MT., Brandon Mueller, Sidney, MT. 10.45 lbs.
30. Dan Achten, Billings, MT., Amber Achten, Billings, MT. 10.43 lbs.
31. James Bergeron, Sidney, MT., Marty Ross, Sidney, MT. 10.18 lbs.
32. Ben Unterseher, Glasgow, MT., Jeff Unterseher, Glendive, MT. 9.96 lbs.
33. Nicole Peterson, Savage, MT., Hailee Moore, Sidney, MT. 9.52 lbs.
34. Clint Wilson, Sidney, MT., Luke See, Sidney, MT. 7.35 lbs.
35. Cole Plouffe, Glendive, MT., Austin Ekland, Glendive, MT. 6.89 lbs.
36. Otis Oblander, Ballantine, MT., Austin Oblander, Huntley, MT. 6.63 lbs.
37. Jordan Van Haele, Miles City, MT., Sam Adams, Miles City, MT. 6.41 lbs.
38. Larry Turbiville, Sidney, MT., JD Turbiville, Sidney, MT. 5.81 lbs.
39. Matt Reynolds, Sidney, MT., Carrie Niblock, Sidney, MT. 5.71 lbs.
40. Troy Hafele, Savage, MT., Val Damron, Savage, MT. 5.56 lbs.
41. Bryan Armour, Lewistown, MT., Hooper Armour, Lewistown, MT. 5.53 lbs.
42. Shane Gorder, Sidney, MT., Brennan Gorder, Sidney, MT. 5.43 lbs.
43. Darin Eschenbacher, Savage, MT., Jim Wenzel, Sidney, MT. 5.06 lbs.
44. Darrel Berglund, Sidney, MT., Fred Verhasselt, Sidney, MT. 4.90 lbs.
45. Corey Bushman, Billings, MT., Cody Evans, Billings, MT. 4.48 lbs.
46. Eric Kougioulis, Sidney, MT., Josh Schmitt, Sidney, MT. 4.10 lbs.
47. Kevin Howie, Billings, MT., Rochelle Howie, Sidney, MT. 3.59 lbs.
48. Parker Moore, Sidney, MT., Miranda O’Connor, Sidney, MT. 2.78 lbs.
49. Ryan Mehling, Hardin, MT., Presley Mehling, Hardin, MT. 1.76 lbs.
50. Ron Miller, Sidney, MT., Gary Miller, Sidney, MT. 1.68 lbs.
51. Pam Carpenter, Squaw Gap, ND., Clay Carpenter, Squaw Gap, ND. 0.72 lbs.
52. Levi Krehmeyer, Gillette, WY., Travis Larsen, Gillette, WY. 0 lbs.
Chad Mueller, Sidney, MT., Tarry Mueller, Sidney, MT. 0 lbs.
Richard Mischel, Glendive, MT., Mark Nichols, Glendive, MT. 0 lbs.
Jim Kelly, Three Forks, MT., Sean Kelly, Bozeman, MT. 0 lbs.
Josh Moore, Sidney, MT., Jordan Reidman, Sidney, MT. 0 lbs.
Kelvin Buxbaum, Sidney, MT., Ryan Schwettman, Sidney, MT. 0 lbs.
Loren Dempsey, Sidney, MT., Dominic Anderson, Sidney, MT. 0 lbs.
Jacob Aune, Glasgow, MT., Erin Aune, Glasgow, MT. 0 lbs.
60. Chase Rehak, Williston, ND., Darrin Hanson, Williston, ND. 0 lbs.

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