Rob Lampman Wins AIM Dubuque
Jun 24th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 24th, 2011 at 5:54 PM
Robert Lampman placed a large hint out there for anyone listening on day two when he explained in his morning interview he pulled his very respectable weight of 24.01 the first day…in only two hours. He was locking through south, and barge traffic cost him much of the day. Day two he CRR’d enough to come within 6 pounds of leader Tommy Skarlis, and on the final day blasted past the rest of the field putting his second 30 pound plus 7 fish limit in the net to weigh in a total of 87.58 pounds of Mississippi River walleyes. Rob took home a new Crestliner Boat powered by a Mercury Outboard and $5000.00 in cash for his efforts.
Another well known river rat and Iowa native, Harry Miller, stayed dead center consistent weighing over 20 pounds a day to take second with a total of 67.52 pounds, a full twenty pounds behind Lampman. He beat third place angler Tommy Skarlis by just over a pound, as Tommy’s bite died today. Local Clayton Freiburger took fourth, Brandon Carpenter fifth, Robert Blosser sixth, Ross Grothe seventh, Keith Kavajecz eighth, Brett King, current JJ Keller Angler of the Year leader, took ninth, and perennial top then finisher Mike Gofron rounded out the top ten.
The bite was so varied no one particular method ruled the day, and fish were weighed from almost the entire system. The slot limit, which AIM anglers need not worry about because of the ‘immediate release’ CRR format, has improved the pool’s walleye population to the point where a near 90 pound three day total could have been common if the water and weather conditions had been optimal.
The Dubuque AIM paid down 12 places of the final 16, offering a $30,000.00 value for first place. Next up on the 2011 AIM Circuit is Akaska, South Dakota, in mid September.
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. The next tournament is the season ending AIM International Walleye Championship at Akaska, SD on September 15 to 17. This tournament will also crown the 2011 AIM J. J. Keller Angler of the year who will receive a $10,000 prize.
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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