This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast, Downrigger and The Captain interview five VERY interesting people involved in Montana’s legendary fishing tournament, the 2023 Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament. Be sure to listen and you will get five very unique perspectives on one of the richest Walleye tournaments in the United States. Lisa Koski Co-Director of the tournament and Executive Director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who co-sponsors and puts on the event, talks about what it takes to put on this major tournament. From coordinating the main event and all the other events surrounding it, to getting over 400 fishermen out fishing and back on time! Learn about how the National Guard helps get all those boats in and out of the water THAT FAST! Co-Director Todd Young who has been the co-MC and this year will be handling the MC duties solo, talks about some of his favorite memories as well as talking about what sets this Tournament apart from the many other tournaments around the Country. Joe Herbold who is retiring as MC after many, many years of doing it, will share some great memories and he also talks about how this incredible event has influenced many young folks and inspired them to dream big. Jason Eggebrecht has won this tournament more times than anyone who has ever competed, shares some of his strategies and memories of how he and his past partners were able to bring home the top prize of TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! And of course, what would the Gov Cup be without the Gov himself? Montana Governor Greg Gianforte made a surprise visit to the Podcast and talked about what this huge event means to him and the Great State of Montana! It is truly a behind the scenes look that you will not get anywhere else! Make sure you listen to this one gang!!
You can also click here to go to the Official Gov Cup website for lots more info and great pictures from past Gov Cup tournaments and see a list of the 200 teams that are competing in this year’s event or click here to go to the Gov Cup Facebook Page to see what’s happening there. And make sure you click here to check out the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce website you will learn lots about the incredible community of Glasgow, MT and lots of other things you can do and get involved in! There are also many other things you can see and do all around Northeast Montana. Click here to visit the Missouri River Country website, it is a GREAT resource with links to info about so many things to do and see! In fact, here is one of those links, click here to learn about Fort Peck, MT, the home of Fort Peck Reservoir! But before you do ANYTHING listen to this incredible Podcast, you will learn things about this legendary event that YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
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