Brumbaugh Leads Akaska AIM
Aug 13th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Aug 13th, 2009 at 12:00 AM
Lake Oahe was stingy today for many of the Pros, but Mark Brumbaugh didn’t notice as he racked up 24.02 pounds to take the lead over Tracker/Mercury Pro Gary Parsons by just under four pounds. Brumbaugh traveled quite a distance for his big fish, as did third place Todd Riley who took 16 extra gallons of gas along on his trip south this morning, and he used most of it.
Most of the fish were caught trolling cranks or pulling slow death rigs. Many of the Pros talked of entire stretches of Oahe that held fish as recently as yesterday that were completely devoid of fish today.
Marty Glorvigen holds down fourth, and Tommy Kemos rounds out the top five. The weather tomorrow looks to be very warm with increasing winds, a possible problem for many of the pros who are stretching the range of their rigs already; rough water is tough on fuel economy.
The AIM virtual weigh in held under a ‘Big Top’ tent in Akaska, SD, a few short miles from the launch site at Swan Creek on Lake Oahe.
Winds tomorrow are supposed to be 10 to 15 out of the South East, enough to cut the range for some of the pros. A chance of a thunderstorm is also in the forecast.
Watch the AIM website tomorrow morning for day two images, interviews, and more beginning about 8 AM.
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