King Takes The Cash at Bay Mills

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 Jun 4th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Nov 20th, 2018 at 6:49 AM

King Wins


Brett King put two in the net today, and didn’t really even need to fish. He CRR’rd 60.21 pounds, enough to beat Joe Okada, who blasted past Robert Blosser into second with a great weight today to give him 49.33 pounds. Robert weighed 43.9, enough to take third by more than 6 pounds.

King, Blosser, and Okada are team mates, traveling and lodging together on the AIM circuit. It’s been quite a while since the top three was swept so cleanly, and it was very obvious all three were delighted with the win, second, an third as plates of CASH were brought up on the stage to match up with the custom trophy and plaques presented by Bay Mills Resort and Casino. $40,000.00 in cash is a LARGE plate of money!

The win was accomplished by King slow trolling cranks in shallow water. See the AIM GPS Tracker by Navionics to track Brett on his last day on the water, and to check out where the top 5 carrying the trackers were fishing. Mike Gofron, a threat to win anytime and an almost promise to place top ten all the time, took fourth.

Ross Grothe, a perennial favorite in any Walleye circuit event, took fifth. Ron Gordon took sixth, Tommy Skarlis seventh, Keith Kavajecz eighth, Dane Stanaway ninth, and despite getting caught behind a ship in the locks and losing his last days weight, Jik Carroll rounded out the top ten.

The payout was the highest percentage payback at the Bay Mills Resort and Casino Invitational in any walleye event in 2011, at over 200%. Check out all the video, images, GPS Tracking and more at hppp://www.aimfishing.com for final details.

Place    Cash                    Registration    
1    $40,000.00                $300.00
2    $7,080.00                $300.00                  
3    $5,768.89                $300.00       
4    $4,982.22                $300.00   
5    $3,933.33                $300.00   
6    $3,540.00                $300.00
7    $3,251.56                $300.00   
8    $3,015.56                $300.00   
9    $2,622.22                $300.00   
10    $2,360.00                $300.00
11    $2,097.78                $300.00
12    $1,835.56                $300.00
13    $1,783.11                $300.00
14    $1,730.67                $300.00
15    $1,625.78                $300.00
16    $1,573.33                $300.00
17-31                        $300.00 each
Further information about the Bay Mills Invitational is available at www.aimfishing.com, where viewers can also find up-to-the-minute updates about the AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments. The weigh-ins for each day will also be carried live on the AIM website.
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.

AIM Marketing Partners:
Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Lund Boat Company, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Yamaha Marine, Crestliner Boats, J. J. Keller Fishing Team, The Reel Shot, Navionics, Luck E Strike Lures, Oahe Wings & Walleyes,  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, and M419 Guide Service.

Next up on the AIM schedule is Dubuque on the Mississippi River 6/22 to 6/24. This is the first Summer event allowed on that stretch of water in quite a while, a testament to the CRR format saving the resource and allowing flexibility in locations all season along.

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