AIM® Lake of the Woods announced WalleyeFest 2012 in Baudette, MN
Jul 9th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 9th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Plymouth, WI – July 09, 2012
Baudette, MN (June 25, 2012) Lake of the Woods Tourism announced today a festival around the AIM Pro Walleye Series major three day pro walleye tournament (Aimfishing.com) coming to the area August 16, 17 and 18. WalleyeFest 2012 activities will take place throughout the week and include a pro walleye seminar, crowning of a Walleye Queen, a walleye fish fry, party and dance at the VFW, a WalleyeFest parade, “Market on Main” (a variety of vendors displaying and selling goods), KidsFest (kids activities include and ng bouncy houses, minnow races, trout pond, Smokey the Bear, kids fishing seminar with free tackle give away for each child) and “Party with the Pros”, a chance on the last night to hang out with the pro walleye anglers at Sportsman’s Lodge.
The pro walleye seminar will feature Mike Gofron, Scott Duncan, Marianne Huskey and Chase Parsons. These anglers are amongst the best walleye anglers in the world and will be sharing years of wisdom in one action packed evening. All proceeds/donations will go to the local food shelf.
In addition to the WalleyeFest 2012 activities, the AIM Pro Walleye Series will showcase their daily weigh-ins at Willie Walleye Park in the heart of Baudette on Baudette Bay. Weigh-ins will take place August 16, 17 and 18 at 5pm. AIM features a “Catch-Record-Release” format. Anglers take a digital photo and immediately release the walleye. These digital images are shown on stage at the weigh ins as well as streamed online.
“Lake of the Woods has always been a favorite vacation and fishing destination for anglers and families alike” explains Joe Henry, Executive Director of Tourism for Lake of the Woods. “We thought being the professional walleye fishing spotlight will be on Lake of the Woods and Baudette that week, why not create activities that make this week enticing for not only avid walleye anglers, but families as well. The excitement around these events is really building and we have every reason to believe this will be a very special week at The Walleye Capital of the World.”
Lake of the Woods including the Rainy River and NW Angle is The Walleye Capital of the World. This extraordinary body of water covers over 65,000 miles of shoreline and over 14,000 islands. It is known the world over for its incredible open water and ice fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, ATVing and birding. Fully equipped resorts and hotels line the lake and river serving guests of all abilities and interests. Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau is located in Baudette, MN.
If you would like more information about Lake of the Woods, go to www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com or call 1-800-382-FISH (3474). To contact or interview Executive Director, Joe Henry, call 1-320-260-7727 or email: [email protected]
Further information on AIM, It’s Catch Record & Release format as well as their marketing partners 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/Motor Guide, Yamaha Marine, 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, Allen’s Guide Service