Larry Green and Art Adame weighed in 31.7 pounds of catfish to finish as the top team in the third annual Yellowstone Challenge catfish tournament out of the Minnow Bucket at Huntley.
Green, of Billings, and Adame, of Ballantine, won the event by less than a pound over J.D. Smith and Bruce Boracker, of Billings, with 30.8 pounds.
A full field of 60 two-person teams fished the event with 38 teams fishing from boats and 22 fishing from shore.
This is the first of four circuit events held by the Montana Catfishing Association. Learn more about them at www.montanacats.com.
Here are the top finishers:
1. Art Adame, Ballantine - Larry Green, Billings, 31.7 pounds.
2. J.D. Smith, Billings - Bruce Boracker, Billings, 30.8 pounds.
3. Siler Giles, Billings - Rick Davis, Billings, 29.5 pounds.
4. Matt Theis, Billings - Richard Theis, Billings 29.2, pounds.
5. Steve Reidy, Billings - Keith Ratcliff, Billings 28.6, pounds.
6. Pete Sanderson, Billings - Christopher Hofmann, Billings, 26.8 pounds.
7. Levi Walter, Shepherd - Dan Walter, Billings, 24.2 pounds.
8. Jonathan Stark, Billings - Darren Donness, Billings, 19.6 pounds.
9. Nick Christman, Worden - Tom Ringo, Ballantine, 18.5 pounds.
10. Jason Flaten, Gillette, WY. - Matt Smith, Billings, 16.6 pounds.