Gofron Wins Abbreviated AIM International Walleye Championship, Blosser Takes Angler of the Year
Category: press release
Sep 3rd, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Mike Gofron finished day two of the AIM Int’l Walleye Championship in first place ahead of Robert Blosser, and spent a considerable amount of time between end of the day on day two and this morning planning out where he intended to fish to take the win home in the big winds forecast for the last day.
When the morning dawned Mike stepped outside, and even on the lee side of the lake by the river, there were whitecaps. Trees were whipping about and rain was horizontal, but he began packing the Lund for the day none the less. His plan was to leave the water that had given him his first place standing due to the heavy weather and hit a few pre-fish spots on the west shore ‘out’ of the wind.
The call soon came in the last day had been called due to the weather. Randy Reek, AIM Tournament Director, called the event as a safety measure. Several of the Co Anglers had already announced they would not be willing to fish in any case, and the AIM advisory council agreed with the decision.
Pro Rick Olson told AIM this morning in an interview he felt the lake would have been extremely dangerous this morning, especially if the Pros had to head for the landing the permit was assigned to for the morning’s start, and try to check in later in the day when winds would hit as much as 40 MPH.
Mike Gofron CRR’d 17.86 yesterday, extending his lead to over 7 pounds over second place and JJ Keller Fishing Team AOY winner Robert Blosser. Joe Okada continued his hot streak keeping third place, while Brett King moved to fourth and ‘Doc’ Bruce Samson weighed the yesterday’s best total to move to fifth.
In sixth is Nick Schertz, seventh Tommy Skarlis, eighth, Kevin Audrain, ninth, Chris Kindraka ninth, and rounding out the top ten is Scott Glorvigen.
AIM Championship Payout:
First Place $65,000 Lund/Mercury package
Second Place $8,000
Third Place $5,000
Fourth Place $4,000
Fifth Place $3,500
Sixth Place $3,400
Seventh Place $3,300
Eighth Place $3,200
Ninth Place $3,100
Tenth Place $3,000
Robert Blosser took the JJ Keller Angler of the Year trophy and a check for $10,000.00, plus the honor of leading the AIM Field into 2011 as the Top Pro on the Circuit. Join us at www.aimfishing.com for more information!
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.
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South Dakota Office of 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, Transducer Armor, Gemini Sports Marketing