Release date Feb. 15th 2012
Akaska South Dakota
Contact George Kessler 605-380-1176 email@example.com
South Dakota Walleye Classic keeps Tournament format for 2012
The South Dakota Walleye Classic tournament will continue the 2011
format, for its upcoming 5th annual event as a TEAM/ Co-Angler
tournament. “The team event with a co-angler was very successful” reports
George Kessler, Tournament Director”
The format will again be a two man team event with a third co-angler placed
in the boat each day of the three day event. Kessler says “To my knowledge,
this format is the only of its kind in major tournaments”
Kessler added “This year we are going to push very hard for more State and
Regional entries” “Anglers Insight Marketing”(AIM) Pro Series will not be
a part of the Classic this year as that contract was not renewed for 2012 but
we will none the less be looking at some of those Pros to enter as well.”
“AIM and its format of “Catch Record and Release will be missed” Over
the last three years, AIM has helped propel our event into what it is today”
The event will be held August 9th, 10th & 11th (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
2012 and will again launch from the Swan Creek boat ramp near Akaska.
The Team pay outs will total $60,000 based upon a full field of 60 boats.
The Co-angler payouts will total over $7500. The entry fee will be $1000
per team and $300 per co-angler.
Kessler says “Akaska will continue to do its popular and successful Festival
surrounding the tournament”
This years Festival will again feature the Johnny Holm Show, Bull O Rama
as well as a Saturday street dance, numerous vendors, kids fishing day as
well as the arts in the park. The committee is also working on new events
for family enjoyment to be added as well.