AIM Pro Anglers to Compete for Purse exceeding $100,000 at the 2010 AIM International Walleye Championship™
Category: press release
Aug 30th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Aug 30th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Plymouth, WI – August 31, 2010 – Anglers Insight Marketing LLC™ (AIM) announces that 51 Pro Anglers will be competing at the 2010 Lake Winnibigoshish Championship, September 1st through the 3rd. These anglers have qualified through their participation in at least one of the AIM Pro Walleye Series™ tournaments in 2010. The qualifying tournaments included locations at Bay City, MI and Green Bay, WI and Akaska, SD.
Prior to the start of the 2010 tournament season, dozens of regional tournaments in the United Sates and Canada were invited to participate as an AIM Sanctioned Series. The top anglers from these series were invited to compete alongside the AIM Pro Anglers. Ultimately, three anglers have accepted these invitations and will be in attendance at Lake Winnibigoshish. The anglers competing as Pros based on their Sanctioned Series qualifications are:
Chris Kindraka, Pro Angler from the Saskatchewan Walleye Trail (Saskatchewan)
Cary Pettinger, Pro Angler from the Lac du Bonnet Walleye Classic (Manitoba)
Kevin Audrain, Pro Angler from the Texas Walleye Association (Texas)
These Pro Anglers will be competing for their share of over $100,000 in cash and prizes. This total payback represents over 130% of entry fees. The first place Pro Angler will win a 2010 Lund Pro-V boat equipped with a Mercury Verado 300hp motor. The total package is valued at $65,000.
The payouts for the AIM International Walleye Championship™ are as follows:
First Place $65,000 Lund/Mercury package
Second Place $8,000
Third Place $5,000
Fourth Place $4,000
Fifth Place $3,500
Sixth Place $3,400
Seventh Place $3,300
Eighth Place $3,200
Ninth Place $3,100
Tenth Place $3,000
In addition, the Lake Winnie Championship will also determine the JJ Keller Angler of the Year. This award recognizes the AIM Pro Angler who has had the highest cumulative finishes over the course of all four tournaments. This check will be presented to the top angler from the 2010 season at the conclusion of the Day Three weigh-in on September 3rd.
Finally, these season-ending Angler of the Year standings will also determine the top 50 AIM Pro Anglers who will receive invitations to the 2011 Bay Mills Invitational to be held next June at the Bay Mills Resort and Casino in Brimley, MI.
Further information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site: www.aimfishing.com. Additional information about the Lake Winnibigoshish area can be found at www.lakewinnie.net.
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