Brett King Leads AIM Bay Mills Invitational
Jun 2nd, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 2nd, 2011 at 5:41 PM
The pre-fish was out the window for most today as conditions encountered were dramatically different from what the Pros were dialed in to before the 50 MPH winds of yesterday.
Many Pros reported the water temperatures had dropped as much as 10 degrees from the highs they had seen earlier in the week, and the turbidity had, depending on the bite, either dirtied up, or cleared enough to move the fish or shut them down.
Tommy Skarlis CRR’d a total of 4 fish, enough for 15.98 and third place going into the second day. Mike Gofron put 5 in the net, enough to hold second. Brett King had one of the very few 7 fish AIM limits, and holds what may seem like a commanding lead with 26.56 pounds, but most pros agree that the bite WILL pick up as the water warms and a 7 fish limit is more than possible for any of the Pros tomorrow.
Ross Grothe is in fourth with 7 fish and 10.83. Terry Wilson is in fifth with 9.4, Jim Carroll in sixth with 9.38, Brandon Carpenter in seventh with 9.2, Dane Stanaway in eighth with 8.15, Joe Okada in ninth with 7.66, and the top ten is rounded out by Gary parsons with a total of 4.91.
The weather will continue to be somewhat dicey tomorrow, with winds forcast to be SE at 16 MPH with occasional storms rolling through as a warm front approaches. Temps will warm into the 70’s Saturday on the final day, so warming water, the one thing almost every pro talked about as a positive influence on the bite they were on during prefish, is a certainty.
The Bay Mills Invitational field will leave the docks again tomorrow at 7:30 Eastern. Weigh in begins at 4:30 Eastern at http://www.aimfishing.com.
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