2011 Bay Mills Invitational Tournament Entry Priorities Announced
Feb 17th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Feb 17th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Plymouth, WI – February 17, 2011
AIM has teamed up with Bay Mills Resort & Casino to conduct an invitational tournament that will be held June 2 to 4, 2011. The 2011 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament is a special event in the AIM Pro Walleye Series. Unlike the 2010 event, the results will also be included in the calculations for the 2011 Angler of the Year award.
Bay Mills Resort & Casino has pledged an additional $50,000 to the event purse. This means that the field of 50 AIM Pro Anglers will compete for a total purse $125,000 instead of $75,000 – and that’s 167% of the entry fees. Included in this payout is a $300 payment that will be made to each of the 50 AIM Pro Anglers at the pre-event Rules Meeting on June 1st. This payout is one of the most lucrative in Pro-Am walleye tournaments in 2011, and a complete schedule is posted at www.aimfishing.com.
The 2011 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament will once again feature the fishing industry’s newest products in an “artificial bait only” competition. As always, the tournament will utilize the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ format – with every large walleye being digitally recorded – and then immediately released to fight again.
Entry in the 2011 AIM Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament is by invitation only. The field for the Invitational will be limited to ONLY the first 50 Pro Anglers to register. First, invitations are available to the AIM Pro Anglers that fished ALL five of the AIM 2010 tournaments. The entry deadline for these Pro Anglers is Sunday, March 6th.
Secondly, invitations will also be extended to all Pro Anglers who register for all FOUR of the 2011 AIM tournaments, including Bay Mills. This option is available to ALL Pro Anglers who register for ALL four 2011 tournaments – regardless of the number of events fished in 2010 – because of the change which includes the Invitational results in the 2011 AIM Angler of the Year calculations. ALL Pro Anglers who complete their registration for ALL four 2011 AIM tournaments by Sunday, March 6th will be included in the 2011 Bay Mills Invitational.
Finally, on Monday, March 7, 2011 any remaining entries will be open to all Pro Anglers who competed in the 2010 AIM Pro Walleye Series. The available entries will be offered first based on the number of events fished in 2010 and then on the 2010 Angler of the Year standings until the 50 boat field is filled. Registrations for the 2011 Bay Mills Invitational must be completed by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 11th.
Bay Mills Resort & Casino will serve as the Invitational tournament headquarters, launch site, and the site of the daily weigh-in stage show (which will also be featured LIVE on www.aimfishing.com.)
The Resort is located on the shores of Lake Superior in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has 2 casinos, 1,000 slots, 10 gaming tables, a poker room, 142 lake-view hotel rooms, an RV park, 5 restaurants and bars, plus a championship golf course. It is owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community and is located at 11386 West Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, Michigan 49715.
“The Soo” is located on the St. Mary’s River, connecting the east end of Lake Superior to northern Lake Huron. The area forms an ideal walleye fishery, with a huge variety of structure from shallow structure and weeds, rocky points, reefs, islands, and river channels. The river and the expansive lake areas offer countless presentation options. Shallow and deep jigging and shallow and deep trolling are all proven techniques. Walleyes can be found throughout hundreds of square miles of the waterway! Additional information on the area and lodging options can be found at www.saultstemarie.com.
Further information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site: www.aimfishing.com. To learn more about all the amenities available at the Bay Mills Resort and Casino, go to www.4BayMills.com.
Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC™ (AIM) is a unique tournament organization which is owned by stockholders, the majority of which are Professional walleye anglers. AIM Professionals are among the “All Stars” of professional fishing, with cumulative HUNDREDS of years of tournament experience, including countless tournament victories, series championships, and Angler of the Year titles. This insight and knowledge is now being employed to provide the finest tournament experience for the participants, and the maximum exposure for the host tournament sites and corporate partners.
Additional AIM Marketing Partners:
South Dakota Office of Tourism, Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, Navionics, Fin-Tech Tackle, John Butts Outdoors, Rutting Ridge Outfitters,
Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Optima Batteries, Worldwide Marine Insurance,
Pier of d’Nort piers, Me and My Catch photo replicas, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, E-Z Lube Systems, Transducer Armor, Gemini Sports Marketing, True North Companies.