Anglers Insight Marketing Sets Target on Dubuque, Iowa for the AIM Pro Walleye Series™ on June 22 – 24, 2011
May 28th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 28th, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Plymouth, WI – May 27, 2011
The AIM Pro Walleye Series rolls into Dubuque, Iowa for the third tournament of the 2011 schedule. The Pro-Am fishing tournament will be held June 22 to 24, 2011.
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!
The CRR format is significant because traditional “catch and release” walleye tournaments have not been permitted for many years on this stretch of the Mississippi. In the past there have been concerns with fish kills following delayed release events – that is, after spending the day in the “live well” and then being released many miles from where they were caught, many hours later. The exclusive AIM® CRR format was instrumental in receiving a tournament permit that did not require the total harvest of all fish (that is, a “kill” tournament.)
Like all AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments, there are no restrictions on where the anglers can search for the limits of winning walleyes – as long as they return exactly on time to the check-in. The AIM® Pro Anglers will have access to literally hundreds of square miles of the Mississippi River and backwaters.
Located in the Tri-State Area, (where the Mississippi River creates a natural border between Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa) Dubuque is within a day’s drive of the largest cities in the Midwest (and the homes of many of the AIM® Pro Anglers.) Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city, but is also the most innovative. Dubuque recently completed a nearly $400 million renovation of its riverfront. It is home to museums, historic sites, wineries, and art galleries. This is all in addition to its location on the river which is home to millions of hungry walleyes!
Katie Simmons, Sports and Events Manager for the Dubuque Conventions and Visitors Bureau welcomes the AIM Pro Walleye Series™ competitors to the area. She said, “When we were offered the opportunity to host the second AIM Pro Walleye Series of the 2011 season, we knew Dubuque would be a perfect fit. This sport has a considerable amount of community support and we are thrilled to help make this event a success in any way we can”.
A local Dubuque company, Miller Electric Supply, is also adding to the promotions of the upcoming tournament. Miller Electric will be “electrifying” the payouts by funding an additional three places. All AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments feature a 100% payback of the Pro Angler entry fees, paying down the top 30% of the field. For the Dubuque event, Miller Electric Supply will be adding three additional payouts of $1,000 each that will be added. This means instead of paying down 15 places in a 50 boat field, that the 16th, 17th, and 18th places will receive $1,000 each, for example.
Entries are still being accepted for both Pro Anglers and Co-anglers. The Co-angler entry fee is $250 for two days of fishing, each with a different AIM® Pro Angler. After Day Two the number of Pro Anglers is reduced to the top 50% of the field. Half of the Co-angler field will also be selected to fish an additional day for free!
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.
Additional AIM Marketing Partners:
Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Yamaha Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, The Reel Shot, Navionics, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Luck E Strike Lures, National Fleet Graphics, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Pier of d’Nort piers, Reef Runner Lures, Hatcams, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, Come By Chance Resort, G2 Angling, M419 Guide Service