AIM News, Lake Erie June 2012 Promotion
Jun 5th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 5th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Enter AIM Erie Tournament; Win a Yamaha Kicker
Angler’s Insight Marketing’s (AIM) giant walleye rodeo is on the horizon. The Lake Erie tournament, utilizing the impressive CRR (catch – record – release) format, takes place June 28 – 30.
Anglers are entering, and all who enter the professional field by the close of business on June 11 will be entered in a drawing for a Yamaha 4-stroke 9.9-horsepower kicker outboard. President and CEO of AIM, Joe Baron said, “I know of dozens of pros who have told me they’ll be entering, but until their entries are in the door, I can’t announce the payouts. Hopefully the Yamaha kicker will encourage them to act.”
Baron heard from some fishermen who were questioning the CRR method, and being unfamiliar with the method, might be reluctant to make a commitment. A young man who fished his first CRR pro event in the AIM Can-Am in Brimley recently, Justin W. Schneider, Brothertown, Wisconsin, said, “It’s now about who can catch the most and the biggest. The system of capturing the length measurements with a camera takes all the headaches out of livewell management. It’s so simple and can be done in 60 seconds or less.”
“I love CRR, but I also love the professionalism of AIM. At Brimley, the leaders had a great pattern and not one other angler even considered moving in on their water. I know when I’m in a position to do well, I will receive the same respect.” Schneider fished two years as an AIM co-angler, and has as a goal to fish against the best walleye pros in the world.
After competing for several years under the CRR format, pro angler and Championship winner Tom Kemos, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin still feels that it takes only a fish or two before settling into a routine. He said, “I was nervous at first, but learned to measure, photograph fish and release them quickly. That’s what everyone tells me happened in their boats too.”
Lake Erie has earned a reputation as a big-fish fishery, and tournaments this season have proven that at every weigh-in. The AIM event will be conducted from Lorain. To enter and be eligible for the Yamaha kicker, call AIM headquarters by June 11, at (920) 526-3399, or enter online at 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.