Schilling Takes the Lead at Akaska
Sep 16th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 16th, 2011 at 7:07 PM
Chad Schilling is the local favorite at Akaska for two reasons.
One: Akaska is his home town.
Two: He’s one of the top talents in competitive Walleye fishing.
Chad lived up to expectations today CRRing the biggest bag of the event at 40.85 pounds to take the lead at 75.87, 14 pounds and change ahead of second place Mark Brumbaugh. Mark weighed in a CRR total od 32.36 to total 61.19 for Day two.
Dan Plautz is tied with Brumbaugh at 61.19, just .19 of a pound ahead of fourth place Ross Grothe, who made a strong run at the JJ keller Angler of the year race today. Robert Blosser is in fifth just two pounds back with 59.14.
Scott Duncan made the move up to sixth, Keith Kavajecz is in seventh, Texan Kevin Audrain is in eighth, Rick Olson in ninth, and Gary Parsons rounds out the top ten almost 27 pounds back of the leader.
That’s not unattainable here on Oahe. Many of the Pros mentioned the possibility of a 7 fish CRR averaging 26″. That could turn the leaderboard up side down, and the weather looks to be far more stable tomorrow, which will help the pros traveling more than 20 miles with somewhat calmer conditions. The temps will be warmer as well, with a forecast high of 69 degrees under partly cloudy skies and winds running north to northwest 10 to 20.
The pros didn’t talk much about technique yet with the top 18 heading back out to compete for a total cash and prize amount of over $90,000.00. Tomorrow, they will describe how the walleyes ended up in the net during the AIM Live Weigh In, beginning at about 5 PM.
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. AIM will also crown the 2011 AIM J. J. Keller Angler of the year tomorrow. The JJ keller Angler of the year will receive a $10,000 cash prize and hold the title of AIM Angler of the Year.
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