The Challenge was started in the spring of 2007 by previous Montana Cats board of director, Jason Flaten. The tournament takes place annually on the 2nd Saturday of May on the beautiful Yellowstone River. Tournament headquarters are stationed out of the Rhoadside Event Center in Huntley, MT. The boundaries stretch from the mouth of the Bighorn River near Bighorn, MT to the Huntley Bridge near Huntley, MT. The tournament field has been filled nearly every year since the 2nd annual event. It is very common to see a full-field of 60 Jet Boats lining up for this competitive day out on the water. This is a BOAT ONLY event and is limited to the first 60 teams. Four public access sites are in use for this event; Manuel Lisa (Bighorn), Captain Clark, Bundy Bridge (Pompey's Pillar), & Voyager's Rest. Live weigh-ins are held simultaneously at Captain Clark and Bundy Bridge. Brady Flaten, President of the Montana Catfish Association and board of director Tyler George serve as Co-Directors for this event.
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Registration for the 16th Annual Yellowstone Challenge scheduled for May 14th, 2022 in Huntley, Montana will begin on January 1st, 2022.
|2007||Richard Theis, Matthew Theis||25.20 lbs|
|2008||Ryan Smith, Kevin Van Donsel||30.40 lbs|
|2011||Robert Tallent, Gerald Tallent||33.09 lbs|
|2012||Rod Seder, Kurt Weber||32.31 lbs|
|2013||Eric Wolff, Jordan Hoagland||32.98 lbs|
|2014||Bobby Wise, Robert Wise||25.40 lbs|
|2015||Gary Cantrell, Spencer Cantrell||29.35 lbs|
|2016||Randy Franco, Nick Fortier||30.11 lbs|
|2017||Randy Franco, Nick Fortier||30.50 lbs|
|2018||Brenner Flaten, Jason Flaten||36.68 lbs|
|2019||Bobby Wise, Robert Wise||31.51 lbs|
|2020||Brenner Flaten, Jason Flaten||29.11 lbs|
|2021||Eddie White, Eric Braunberger||35.53 lbs|
|2007||Scott Swanson||11.2 lbs|
|2008||Kevin Van Donsel||10.4 lbs|
|2009||Levi Walter||12.4 lbs|
|2010||Tom Ringo||13.16 lbs|
|2011||Robert Tallent||12.42 lbs|
|2012||Ronald Horton||10.68 lbs|
|2013||Eli Dupea||12.33 lbs|
|2014||Chad Mueller||11.64 lbs|
|2015||Kevin Howie||10.79 lbs|
|2016||Nick Fortier||11.26 lbs|
|2017||Cody Evans||11.09 lbs|
|2018||Sandy Rogers||9.77 lbs|
|2019||Pat Whitmer||11.24 lbs|
|2020||Cole Plouffe||10.74 lbs|
|2021||Clarence Weber||9.60 lbs|
If you're interested in being a Yellowstone Challenge sponsor please contact, Brady Flaten, at (406) 230-1018 or Tyler George at (406) 544-9961.