Carroll Takes Lead at AIM Green Bay
Category: press release
Jul 2nd, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM
The wind was definitely a factor on Green Bay today working seas up to over 3′ out on the open water. That didn’t seem to bother Jim Carroll much; he spanked ’em pretty well meeting his expectations for the day in line with his early morning interview hopes.
It looks like the wind might be a problem on Saturday. Tomorrow’s weather promises winds to as much as 30 MPH out of the South South West, enough to be a game changer depending on when the stronger gusts begin. Jim registered 45.34 pounds today added to yesterday’s 50.71 to take the lead with 96.04 pounds.
Jim Carroll continued his 2010 hot streak, moving into first just ahead of 2009 AIM Angler of the Year Champ Todd Riley with his day two weight. Jim holds first by less than 1 pound, a microscopic lead on this water. Robert Blosser, mistakenly listed as in first for a time today, is in third just a pound and a half out. Tomorrow will be a shootout….for certain.
Day one leader Perry Good holds fourth, a little over 5 pounds back despite his respectable CRR total of 38.68 today. Chad Schilling is in fifth with 92.71, just a fraction of a pound ahead of John Schneider at 92.02.
Going into the final day in seventh is Mike Gofron with 90.75. Mike is well known as being a perennial top ten finisher, and is only one Green Bay hog out of the lead.
Jim Peterson moved to eighth, Tom Gatzke to ninth, and Nate Curell rounds out the top ten. This system is famous for kicking out big fish, and considering AIM’s unique CRR format that allows the Pros to keep fishing all day and register their top seven, this literally could be any of top 10 Pro’s game.
Trolling spinners seems to be the key for many, but Blosser is fishing cranks, tell AIM reporters this morning he feels very confident in the technique, and offering the opinion he’s netting a larger overall average walleye on artificials.
The field was cut to 33 Pros today, one half the total original list of competitors. They will be heading out tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM, and will return at 5 PM for the virtual weigh in at Metro Park near South bay Marina. The live weigh in will begin at 5 PM, leading to the crowning of the 2010 AIM Green Bay champ, earning the winner $30,000.00.
Watch for live coverage tomorrowbeginning early tomorrow morning covering the launch at http://www.aimfishing.com.
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