Jarrad Fluekiger Wins Bay City AIM
Category: press release
May 22nd, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Jarrad Fluekiger broke the single day AIM record on day two to carry a near 21 pound lead into the final day, and was the odds on favorite for near everyone except John Kolinski. In a morning day three interview, John said, ” I’m not giving up.”John had his best day of the tournament, and CRR’d 37.93 pounds to take the lead. MC Gary Parsons asked John to stay on the stage as Jarrad told his day three story.
The bite Fluekiger was so successful with was an odd one. He was keying on a group of walleyes that were apparently avoiding a giant dredge that was working the area by leaving the channel and moving into less that two feet of water. He was jigging in that shallow water and literally pounding the fish…until this morning. The dredge wasn’t at work today, and his shallow bite was off. It was obvious it would be very close as the weight conversions were read to the fans at the weigh in and on the Internet, and very close it was.Jarrad had just over one pound more than enough to take his first major tournament win and cash a check for $30,000.00. His emotional win was wire cast LIVE on the World Wide Web on www.aimfishing.com, www.walleyefirst.com, and www.thenextbite.com.John Kolinski took second with his big day three weight, taking home a check for $10,000.00. Keith Kavajecz was in third, worth $8,000.00, Chad Schilling continued his hot streak with a fourth place finish netting him $5,500.00, and Brandon Carpenter took fifth and a check for $4500.00.Jim Carroll took sixth and a check for $4,000.00, Joe Okada took seventh for $3,700.00, Robert Blosser finished the Bay City AIM tournament in eighth cashing a check for $3,300.00, Rich Boggs in ninth for $3000.00 and Tom Gatzke finished just out of the money rounding out the top ten.Anglers Insight Marketing moves to Brimley, Michigan next for a special event. The Bay Mills Invitational will held on the St Mary’s River June 3-5.The 2010 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament will be a special event in addition to the 2010 AIM Pro Walleye Series™ regular schedule. AIM has teamed up with Bay Mills Resort & Casino to conduct a special tournament that will feature the fishing industry’s newest products in an “artificial bait only” competition. The Resort, located on the prime fishery near Brimley, Michigan, has pledged an additional $50,000 to the event purse. Pro Angler entries are by invitation only to the TOP 50 Pro Anglers from the 2009 AIM season. Co-anglers entries for this special 2010 tournament are limited to the first 50 Co-anglers registrations.”The Soo” is located on the St. Mary’s River, connecting the east end of Lake Superior to northern Lake Huron. The area forms an ideal walleye fishery, with a huge variety of structure from shallow structure and weeds, rocky points, reefs, islands, and river channels. The river and the expansive lake areas offer countless presentation options. Shallow and deep jigging and shallow and deep trolling are all proven techniques. Walleyes can be found throughout hundreds of square miles of the waterway!Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC™ (AIM) is a unique tournament organization created by many of the most successful professional walleye anglers and other investors who share a mission of advancing not only competitive angling but the entire fishing industry. The organization is dedicated to providing unmatched marketing exposure to the competitive anglers and the supporting sponsors. AIM’s unique Catch-Record-Release™ format, dynamic events and the introduction of new and innovative technologies have been designed to bring a higher level of entertainment and useful information to the world of fishing.AIM Marketing PartnersSouth Dakota Tourism, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, Navionics, Inc., Fin-Tech Tackle, John Butts Outdoors,Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Rutting Ridge Outfitters, Do It Molds, Pier of d’Nort docks, Me and My Catch, Rite in the Rain Paper, Worldwide Marine Insurance, The Judge Tournament Rulers.