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Fishing Opener Hosts Selected for Governor and Lt. Governor

A pair of accomplished anglers from Grand Rapids will host Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon on Pokegama Lake for the 2011 Governor's Fishing Opener on May 14.

Scott Glorvigen will fish with Governor Dayton, and Gordon Fothergill will fish with Lt. Governor Prettner Solon.

Glorvigen is a professional walleye angler, co-owner of Gemini Sport Marketing and, and host of Wired2Fish Television. Among his career accomplishments, Glorvigen is the only person to have won both the Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) and the RCL walleye championships.

When he is not competing in fishing tournaments, Glorvigen enjoys hunting trophy whitetail, duck hunting with his kids, and steelhead fishing on rivers throughout the Great Lakes area.

Fothergill has been fishing for most of the 40 years he has lived in the Grand Rapids area. With a passion for the outdoors, he takes full advantage of every season. Summer is filled with fishing tournaments and days spent with others on the water. Other favorite activities include snowmobiling, camping, and bow hunting.

Forthergill works as the quality control manager and raw material procurement specialist for Lonza Inc., a specialty chemical company.

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