AIM announces payouts for 2012 Bay Mills CAN-AM Invitational

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 May 10th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified May 10th, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Plymouth, WI — May 10, 2012
AIM has announced the payouts for the 2012 Bay Mills CAN-AM Invitational Professional Walleye Tournament in Brimley, Michigan hosted by Bay Mills Resort & Casinos. 31 Team U.S.A. Pros and 31 Team Canada Pros will be competing for cash and prizes May 31 thru June 2.  Bay Mills has sweetened the pot for this very special event by adding to the prize pool, making this event one of the highest percentage payouts in competitive walleye fishing for the 2012 season.

The field of Pro Anglers includes:
Team USA: Brandon Carpenter, Brett King, Bruce Mirabella, Bruce Samson, Chase Parsons, Dane Stanaway, Don Loch, Gary Parsons, Gregg Yarbrough, Jim Carroll, Joe Okada, John Kolinski, Jon Tennessen, Justin W Schneider, Keith Kavajecz, Ken Zmudzinski, Marianne Huskey, Mark Brumbaugh, Mark Martin, Mike Gofron, Mike McMaken, Pat Neu, Robert Blosser, Ronald Gordon, Ross Grothe, Scott Allen, Scott Duncan, Terry Wilson, Tom “Doc” Johnson, Tom Kemos, Tommy Skarlis

Team Canada: Luc Audet, Mel Barr, Terry Bernath, John Butts, David Cryderman, Dan Dolinski, Sandro Fragale, DJ Germain, Joe Giuliani, Matt Guacci, Sheldon Hatch, Daniel Hein,  Lonie Lundmark, Denis Martin, Russell McDonald, Dean McDonald, Chris McMillan, Ivan Misevic, Chris Oakes, Randy Olson, Claudio Ongaro, Denis Perrier, Cary Pettinger, Jamie Robinson, Craig Santala, Tony Shirley, Geoff Stadnyk, Craig Stapon, Norm Thorkilson, Shane Turcotte, Randy Wihlidal

The total payout for the event will be over $140,000 — or more than 150% of the Pro angler entry fees. Of this total, each Pro angler will receive a $300 cash bonus at the time of registration at the pre-event rules meeting on May 30th. First prize for the individual tournament winner is $40,000 and the winning national team will also be awarded $250 for each Pro for a total of $7,750. The remaining payouts extend down to the top 15 Pro anglers. These payouts are as follows:
Place    Payout
1    $40,000.00
2    $12,000.00
3    $9,000.00
4    $7,000.00
5    $6,000.00
6    $5,500.00
7    $5,000.00
8    $4,600.00
9    $4,300.00
10    $4,000.00
11    $3,800.00
12    $3,600.00
13    $3,400.00
14    $3,200.00
15    $3,000.00

Further information about the Bay Mills Invitational is available at www.aimfishing.com, where viewers can also find up-to-the-minute updates about the AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments. The weigh-ins for each day will also be carried live on the AIM website.

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/Motor Guide, Yamaha Marine, Crestliner Boats, Navionics, John Butts Outdoors, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Luck E Strike Lures, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Pier of d’Nort, Come By Chance Resort, Gemini Custom Apparel, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, M419 Guide Service, Walleye Madness Guide Service.

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