AIM® Announced 2012 Can-Am Invitational Tournament
Sep 21st, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 21st, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Plymouth, WI – September 20, 2011
Bay Mills Resort & Casinos is located in Brimley, Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior. From the resort’s boat launch anglers have access to Lake Superior, the Saint Mary’s River system, plus downstream from the international locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. For the past two years Bay Mills Resort & Casinos has successfully hosted a special invitational tournament for the top AIM Pro Anglers from the previous season and is now ready to host an international tournament.
In 2012, Bay Mills will introduce a new tournament format – a special invitational tournament which will be open to 30 Pro Anglers from the United States and 30 Pro Anglers from Canada. Rod Jones, General Manager of Bay Mills Casinos said, “This is a great opportunity to showcase the area fishery which literally forms the border between the U.S. and Canada. Our past experience with the AIM Catch-Record-Release? format demonstrates that we can highlight the great fishing the area has to offer with zero impact on the local resources.”
Jones continues, “What better way than to bring together the top 60 professional anglers from both sides of the border to experience the vast outdoor resources of the Great Lakes. Bay Mills is committed to making this the most lucrative tournament of the year for these walleye fishing pros.”
The Bay Mills Can-Am Invitational will be held on May 31 – June 2, 2012. Three unique features will be incorporated into the tournament. First, each of the 60 Pro Anglers will receive $300 from Bay Mills Resort & Casinos at registration – before the tournament even begins – totaling $18,000. Second, the Can-AM Pro Anglers will also be competing for Team Bonuses. Each Pro Angler will be competing as a member of an American or Canadian Team with each Pro’s C-R-R weight being added to their respective team’s weight. The Team with the highest total C-R-R weight will each receive a $250 bonus – that is another $7,500. Third, because of Bay Mills Resort & Casinos’ sponsorship, the complete cash prize and bonus payouts will exceed 150% of the Pro Angler entry fees. This will make the Bay Mills Can-Am Invitational the most lucrative walleye tournament in 2012.
Entries in the Bay Mills Can-Am Invitational will be accepted in early 2012. Pro Anglers, and Co-angler partners wishing to participate, are encouraged to reserve these dates now.
For more information about all the facilities and special events at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, please go to www.4baymills.com. More information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about the 2012 tournament schedule can be found at www.aimfishing.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.
AIM Marketing Partners:
Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine/MotorGuide, Yamaha Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, The Reel Shot, Navionics, John Butts Outdoors, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Luck E Strike Lures, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Pier of d’Nort piers, Come By Chance Resort, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, M419 Guide Service.