AIM Pro Walleye Series™ is welcomed to Lake Erie for the second stop of the 2012 season by the Lorain Port Authority, Lorain, OH
Jan 21st, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jan 21st, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Plymouth, WI – January 20, 2012
AIM announced today that the Lorain Port Authority will host the second tournament of the 2012 AIM Pro Walleye Series™ schedule out of the Black River Landing and Black River Wharf. The Pro-Am fishing tournament will be held June 28 to 30, 2012. This beautiful area located along the Southern shore of big Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio will provide the perfect backdrop for what should be a very memorable event. Lake Erie is of course famous not only for the vast numbers of walleyes it produces each year for the recreational anglers, but also the enormous amount of walleyes it produces over 10 pounds. Tournament entry fees are $1,200 for each pro and $300 for each co-angler. Pros are competing for one hundred percent of all pro team entries, however that percentage could rise. Actual payout schedule will be released in the near future.
This AIM Pro Walleye Series™ tournament will feature the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ (CRR™) format that uses digital photo technology to verify each fish as it is recorded on the Official Scorecard. The fish are then immediately released – where they were caught – and NOT transported to the landing. This means the Pro Anglers can continually upgrade their catch all day, every day. CRR also means that NO “dead fish” penalties will be assessed at the weigh-in. With this format, the angler who catches the 21 largest walleyes over the three day tournament will win! With all of the big fish that roam Lake Erie and more importantly the Central Basin off shore from the city of Lorain, at this time of year, the possibility of a new AIM Pro Walleye Series™ record could overtake the current record held by 2010 Angler of the Year, Robert Blosser at 21 fish for a whopping 139.46 pounds. AIM Pro angler, Mark Brumbaugh from, Arcanum, OH is no stranger to Lake Erie and he said “At this time of year, there should be plenty of the 2003 year class walleyes off shore from Lorain and these fish should be in the 8 to 12 pound class, expect very large weights!”
Rick Novak, Executive Director, Lorain Port Authority said “This tournament is one example of the great events offered here at Black River Landing and Black River Wharf. It also exemplifies the Lorain Port Authority’s role in economic development in Lorain. We’re excited to see this tournament come to our shores and the business it will bring and the impact it will have on our local economy. We are also pleased to be working cooperatively with Visit Lorain County on this project. It shows what can be accomplished when entities work together”. Barb Bickel, Executive Director, Visit Lorain County, added “Visit Lorain County is excited and enthusiastic to welcome AIM Pro Walleye Series to Lorain County. We are ready to showcase all the spectacular walleye fishing, beauty and excitement that Lake Erie’s Central Basin has to offer.”
Entries for both Pros and Co-anglers are now being accepted. On-line registration and 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.
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, JJ Keller Fishing Team, The Reel Shot, Navionics, John Butts Outdoors, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Luck E Strike Lures, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Pier of d’Nort piers, Come By Chance Resort, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, M419 Guide Service.