City attempts to snag walleye fishing tournament

Next spring, Chamberlain/ Oacoma may be hosting a national level walleye fishing tournament, a tour event that will be televised on the Outdoor Channel Network.

During the Monday night city commission meeting, members were given a letter from Lake Francis Case Development/Chamber Executive Director Natalie Muruato, with the request that money from the CVB fund be used to host the Bass Pro/ Cabela’s National Walleye Tour April 29 through May 1, 2020. Muruato would like both Chamberlain and Oacoma to contribute $4000 toward the $10,000 fee. Muruato stated she would try to negotiate the remaining $2,000 balance or get donations from other organizations.

“This would have a significant impact on our economy, provide national coverage of our area, and give our businesses opportunities to boost their revenue,” Muruato stated in her letter.


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