King Broadens Lead at AIM Bay Mills Invitational

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 Jun 3rd, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Nov 20th, 2018 at 6:49 AM



The bite was better today overall, while Brett King rocked the house by extending his lead to 22 pounds over 2010 JJ Keller Angler of the Year, Robert Blosser. Robert weighed the day’s heaviest limit at 30.38 pounds for a total of 33.79. Brett weighed in a CRR total of 29.02 to take what can only be described as a commanding, but not  completely impossible to beat lead at 55.59.

Mike Gofron continued his consistent top ten performance trends holding third place with 31.25. Mike has more top ten finishes than any other walleye angler in history. ‘Young Gun’ Joe Okada holds fourth with 29.2. Fifth is held by veteran angler Ross Grothe with 27.15.

Sixth is held by Jim Carroll, Seventh by Tommy Skarlis, Eighth by Matt Corradi, Ninth by Dane Stanaway,  and the top ten is rounded out with Tenth place angler Ron Gordon.

The field of Pros was cut to the top 16 today. It took 9.43 pounds to make the cut. Every pro in the top ten is guaranteed a cash payout at the Bay Mills Invitational, one of the highest paying events in Walleye Angling’s recent history, paying back over 200 percent of entries. Top prize is guaranteed at $40,000.00.

The weather tomorrow looks to be a bit wet, but warmer, which is desirable according to all the Pros to ‘get the bite back’ to pre-fish levels before a monster cold front shut down the walleyes for Day One. The sixteen pros and Co Anglers leave the docks at 7:30 AM Eastern, and the live, online weigh in begins at 4:30 Eastern. Tune to http://www.aimfishing.com for morning interviews with the leaders, images of the event, and the AIM exclusive GPS Tracker featuring the Top Five Pros tacked LIVE all day on a Navionics Overlay Map. See EXACTLY where each of the top five are fishing, and follow them during the entire tournament day by tuning in tomorrow beginning at 7:30 AM.

Further information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site: www.aimfishing.com. To learn more about all the amenities available at the Bay Mills Resort and Casino, go to www.4BayMills.com.

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:
Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Yamaha Marine, Crestliner Boats, JJ Keller Fishing Team, The Reel Shot, Navionics, Luck E Strike Lures, Oahe Wings & Walleyes, Hatcams, National Fleet Graphics, Worldwide Marine Insurance, Pier of d’Nort piers, Reef Runner Lures, The Judge Tournament Ruler, Rite in the Rain Paper, G2 Angling, Come By Chance Resort, Matthew 419 Guide Service.

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