Gofron Takes Lead Into AIM Championship Final Day
Category: press release
Sep 2nd, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM
The second day of the AIM International Walleye Championship started out with a shower and ended with a hail storm that nearly unseated the check in boat wreaking havoc on the return check in, but everyone made it in on time and safely. The Sanctioned Series teams had already checked in before the worst of the storm hit, but 50 pro and Co-anglers were in the thick of it as the front passed through.
Sanchez and Roehl took the Sanctioned Series win with 36.79 pounds, weighing 9.88 today and 26.9 yesterday. The win netted them $3500.00. Second place and $2100.00 went to Dagel and Lacoe, third and $1500.00 went to Coupland and Coupland, fourth and $1000.00 went to Ustishen and Ustishen, fifth and $800.00 went to Anderson and Erickson, and sixth and $600.00 went to Colter and Hernesman.
Mike Gofron CRR’d 17.86, to extend his lead to over 7 pounds over second place and JJ Keller Fishing Team AOY leader Robert Blosser. Joe Okada continued his hot streak keeping third place, while Brett King moved to fourth and ‘Doc’ Bruce Samson weighed the largest fish of the day and the second largest basket to move to fifth.
In sixth is Nick Schertz weighing in the largest basket of the day, seventh Tommy Skarlis, eighth, Kevin Audrain, ninth, Chris Kindraka ninth, and rounding out the top ten is Scott Glorvigen.
The top twenty five Pros will advance to the final day of competition tomorrow morning, hitting the water at 8 AM sharp. The forecast looks very rough, with winds 20 to 30 MPH out of the North West.
The Top Five will be fitted with GPS trackers so AIM Fans can follow their every move throughout the final day. Look for the GPS Tracker link on the opening page at www.aimfishing.com. Top prize tomorrow will be a $65,000.00 Lund/Mercury package. The JJ Keller Fishing Team Angler of the Year will also be crowned, and will take home the honor of leading the field overall into 2011 and a check for $10,000.00.
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:
South Dakota Tourism, Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Lund Boat Company,
Mercury Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, Navionics,
Fin-Tech Tackle, John Butts Outdoors, Rutting Ridge Outfitters,
Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Optima Batteries, Worldwide Marine Insurance,
Pier of d’Nort piers, Me and My Catch photo replicas, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, E-Z Lube Systems, Gemini Sports Marketing