Montana Catfish Association

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Montana Catfish Association


  • Catfish Tournaments:
    • Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament
    • Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament
    • Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tournament

Our Board Members

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Capt. John Garland | Catfish Conference® Speaker 2022

Captain John has been focusing on James River Catfishing for more than 30 years.

John is currently a sponsored pro with Bass Pro-shops on the catfish circuit and has been a member of the pro staff since 2009.

Captain John has been recognized in many competitive settings but is most proud of the following:

  • Master Angler Award
  • Expert Angler Award
  • Tournament Angler
  • Recognized by VA Governor Terry McAuliffe for fishing outreach with the Richmond Area Boys & Girls Club

In addition, Captain John volunteers with The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Wounded Warriors Program, and The Richmond Children's Hospital.

Captain John is one of the preeminent Catfish guides in Virginia and wants you to know Screaming Reels Fishing Charters is committed to conservation, education, and helping clients make an unforgettable memory on the water by catching the fish of a lifetime.

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Palmetto Cats – Kevin Lakin

Sharing my faith and fishing the South Carolina Lowcountry for Big Catfish and whatever else may bite along the way!

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Brady Flaten –

Brady Flaten is the current President of the Montana Catfish Association. Brady’s love for Catfish spans back to the late 80’s on the banks of the Milk River. Late night episodes fishing with minnows, clam meat and crawlers led to many monster Kitties. In 1997, while attending the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND his attraction reached new levels. He couldn’t believe the size and number of trophy Channel Cats that were present in this body of water. He was hooked. Since that time he has done his best to increase his knowledge base surrounding this amazing fish. Reading small rivers for Channel Cats is his strength. He loves competing in tournaments and feels they have helped increase his ability as a fisherman. They have helped him explore deeper into bait, rigging and habitat options. Spending time on the water in his 2006 River Pro jet boat, there are no limitations as to where the Cats can hide. Brady is the current President of the Montana Catfish Association and the tournament director of the annual Yellowstone Challenge catfish tournament. He currently resides in Glasgow, MT with his wife Lacey and their three children (Addison, DC, and Kennedy).

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Spencer Bauer

Seminar Guest

Catfish Conference 2019 Speaker Spencer Bauer will give a presentation on how to make bank fishing more effective, Bank fishing tacticts, locating catfish and more. He will also reveal whats in his tackle pack and talk about his gear and how to catch a catfish from a kayak

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