Anglers Insight Marketing™ Announces the Site of the September 2009 AIM International Walleye Championship™
Feb 14th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Feb 14th, 2009 at 12:00 AM
Plymouth, WI – Anglers Insight Marketing LLC™ (AIM™) announced today that the Lake Winnie Area Resort Association will host AIM’s inaugural AIM International Walleye Championship™ on Lake Winnibigoshish (“Lake Winnie”) this coming September 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Aim’s Championship combined with AIM’s Catch-Record-Release™ (C-R-R) tournament format should provide excitement never before experienced in a walleye series championship.
AIM™ will conduct a series of three qualifying Pro-Am walleye fishing tournaments in 2009. The AIM Pro Walleye Series™ will host fields of 100 of the top walleye fishing Professionals and 100 Co-anglers. The fourth tournament of 2009 will be designated the AIM International Walleye Championship™ and will provide increased payouts and special prize packages. This schedule marks a change in the initial schedule of events and is based on extensive input from AIM™ Shareholders and other anglers.
The “Lake Winnie” Championship location is just a few hours drive from US headquarters of Lund Boat Company, a sponsor of the AIM Pro Walleye Series™ in 2009. The 2009 AIM International Walleye Championship™ winner will receive a new 2009 Lund Pro V 2075 powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado outboard provided by Mercury Outboards – another AIM™ sponsor. Based on a field of 100 boats, this boat package combined with a potential bonus of $10,000 to the winner will bring the first place winnings for the event to just over $75,000.
The Lake Winnie Area Resort Association welcomes the AIM International Walleye Championship™ to “Lake Winnie” and is excited to showcase this fantastic fishery through this professional competition. Lake Winnie is a diverse fishery offering a bountiful walleye population. The AIM™ Pros will have the options of shallow water structure fishing and open water trolling on the 67,000 acres of Lake Winnibigoshish and the neighboring Cut Foot Sioux Lake.
AIM™ Pro Anglers will qualify for the AIM International Walleye Championship™ by fishing at least one of the three AIM Pro Walleye Series™ events. The top three ranked AIM™ Pro Anglers along with the two anglers with the strongest comeback in ranking from the first event to the third event will pay no entry fee for the Championship. Also qualifying to fish the AIM™ Championship event will be top ranked anglers from as many as 50 national/regional/local walleye tournament organizations from the U.S. and Canada who are outstanding tournament anglers more than ready and willing to let their talents shine. Details outlining this qualification process and a list of the qualifying tournament organizations will be released at a later date at www.aimfishing.com. The qualifying field for this Championship could exceed 100 boats and be as large as 200 boats. Championship Payouts will be guaranteed to exceed 100% of Pro entry fees.
The AIM International Walleye Championship™ will showcase the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ (C-R-R) format. Anglers will measure, photograph and immediately release all walleyes caught. The contestants in the Championship will have the opportunity to “weigh” their seven largest walleyes every day, walleyes that would normally be excluded from an anglers tournament limit because of restrictive “slot limits”. Lake Winnie is teeming with three to four pound walleyes that have been protected for years by slot limits, and there are plenty of elusive eight to ten pounders that can tip the scales in the Pro Angler’s favor. The all new CRR format ensures the AIM™ Champion will be the Pro Angler who catches and records the biggest walleyes regardless of slot restrictions. The AIM International Walleye Championship™ will showcase Lake Winnie as a prime destination for walleye and multi-species angling.
The AIM International Walleye Championship™ will be a three day event. The full field of boats (Professionals and Co-anglers) will fish the first two days. The Professional provides the boat and all the fishing tackle and bait for the day. Each day the Co-angler will be paired with a different Professional and have the opportunity to fish and learn fish catching techniques from some of the best walleye anglers in the world. The top 50% of the Pro Angler field – based on cumulative weight over the first two days – will fish the third day of the Championship. The final day Pros will be paired with Co-anglers selected by a random drawing at the pre-event Rules Meeting.
Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC (AIM) is an angler owned organization dedicated to lead the fishing industry in competitive angling through the insight and knowledge of its owners who are predominantly participants in the sport.
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.
For more information, contact:
President and CEO
Anglers Insight Marketing LLC
PO Box 110
Plymouth, WI 53073