Carroll Leads AIM Bay Mills Invitational
Category: press release
Jun 3rd, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 AM
The word yesterday at the AIM Rules Meeting and this morning in the early interviews was the bite was very tough. One might have thought there would be few fish CRR’d today, but as usual, the Pros got into the walleyes well enough to need 13.61 to hold a top ten spot. Numbers were limited, but 16 Pros CRR’r the maximum allowed 7 walleyes.
Minot, North Dakota’s Jim Carroll said in his early day one interview he was swinging for the fence. He went out to the ‘big blue’ today, and fished ALL day for two fish. That might not have been something to talk about if the ‘two fish’ he caught hadn’t converted from 30″ and 30.75″ to a weight 23.58 pounds, enough for a 1.32 pound lead over second place Rich Boggs hailing from Nisswa, MN, who brought a solid limit of seven in today converting to 22.26.
Brandon Carpenter, a Rockwell, Iowa Pro is confident he can put about the same weight in the rig each day, which would make him tough to beat as consistency is likely to rule the day on a tough bite. Brandon is in third with 19.43. Mark Martin, a perennial top ten angler, holds fourth with 18.56, and Gary Parsons is in fifth weighing in 18.29.
Mike Gofron is in sixth with 15.64, Tom Kemos in seventh with 15.41, Keith Kavajecz in eighth with 14.39, Scott Allen in ninth with 13.72, and Greg Yarbrough rounds out the top ten with 13.61. If the action is consistent tomorrow, it will take about 14.5 pounds to make the second day cut.
The AIM Bay Mills Invitational is an artificial only event, so all the walleyes caught today, including Jim Carroll’s giants, were caught on artificial lures. No live bait is permitted.
The AIM Bay Mills Invitational boasts the largest payout in Pro Walleye fishing for 2010, and is hosted by the Bay Mills Resort and Casino in Brimley, Michigan. Day two action begins tomorrw at 8 AM. Stay tuned to Anglers Insight Marketing for morning interviews, image galleries, and much more beginning tomorrow morning about 7:30 AM Central time.
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