AIM Big Stone Opener Is Canceled
May 18th, 2020 by Keith Worrall 17
Modified May 18th, 2020 at 2:49 PM
AIM/Warrior Boats Big Stone Opener Is Canceled; Twin Minnesota Events On Leech Are Set For July 11-12
Presented by Yamaha Motor Corp USA and Warrior Boats LLC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2020
Contact: Denny Fox, 920-505-0122
Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™)
Minnesota’s AIM Weekend Walleye Series Warrior Boats opener scheduled for May 17 has fast-forwarded into another AIM double-header event, this time on fish-rich Leech Lake July 11 and 12.
“Team and Fan Nation, we’re excited to tell you we’re heading to Leech for two back-to-back Minnesota qualifiers,” announced AIM National Tournament Director Denny Fox.
“Event headquarters will be the same we scheduled for July 12 alone, Chase On The Lake, right on Walker Bay.”
Last July’s qualifier there was won in the main lake with just a fin flick over 38 pounds, but Walker Bay alone is about as good of a patch of walleye water as you’ll find anywhere, capable of producing a 45-pound bag easily.
Since it will be a double tournament, the purse for two, 100-boat fields could again build to be a combined $51,000 in cash. That’s a total purse that could reach $25,500 each day, with $9,000 going to each of the winning teams.
Teams registered for the now-canceled opening qualifier on Big Stone Lake May 17 should watch your email for instructions on moving your entry information to the new twin events, Fox said. Registration, team rules meetings and awards will take place using a temporary format that guarantees the tourney will be run in accordance with state COVID-19 safety rules in effect at the time, Fox added.
“Meantime, while COVID-19 has dealt some big hits to everyone, including tournaments across the world, the AIM team has been working hard since this all came down on some exciting plans that hopefully will turn all this lemon juice into lemonade,” Fox added.
As we are doing, please follow government guidelines regarding large gatherings, stay safe, and stay tuned to both our website and our Facebook page.
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