AIM Looks to 2011 Tournament Season
Sep 29th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 29th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
AIM Looks to 2011
Anglers Insight Marketing recently wrapped up their second season with the 2010 AIM International Championship on Winnie. AIM’s circuit was a complete success this season, and AIM anglers are eagerly looking forward to expanded opportunities in the coming year.
AIM offered five events this year, including the Brimley, MI Invitational. Field sizes were up, payouts were up, and overall growth for AIM was excellent during the 2010 Tournament season!
2011 offers continued strong growth as the economy begins to recover and anglers wishing to compete in a Pro event discover AIM’s CRR format. Catch, Record, and Release, an AIM innovation, allows the Pros to immediately release all walleyes caught during competition after recording the length and shooting a couple digital images. The advantages are important:
1) AIM Pros can catch as many fish as their decisions, techniques, and talent will bring to bear on that day, and on that body of water.
2) The Pro’s best seven fish are registered on paper, and that total weight, converted by formula from total length, determines the angler’s standings for the day. No slot limits need be observed, as no fish are taken into possession.
CRR means several things including conservation, but to the 2011 AIM Pros, it means the Pro who catches the most and the largest fish wins. Many times during the 2010 season, Pros onstage spoke about the positives of the AIM format, especially the fact no fish are livewelled…ever, and decisions are made on just catching the most and biggest fish.
AIM is owned by anglers, and doesn’t restrict the Pros from wearing any logo they wish onstage or on the water, and the payouts are not determined by the equipment the pros run. Many times, AIM’s total payout is over 100%, and in the case of the highly successful Brimley Invitational, a considerable amount more! The Anglers Insight Marketing schedule for 2010 boasted two of the season’s highest paying events in professional walleye angling, including the prestigeous JJ Keller Fishing Team Angler of the Year award. AIM’s promotional partners stepped up throughout the year, offering a superb package of cash and prizes to the Pros at each event.
AIM continually offers expanded opportunities to all anglers wishing to compete, and to promotional partners interested in working with some of the Top Walleye Pros in the world. The 2011 schedule is under consideration now, and as news and information about site selection, partners, payouts, and more becomes available, the exciting news will be posted on the Anglers Insight marketing website. Watch www.aimfishing.com for updates, AIM news, and much more.
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.