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Old 05-27-2011, 11:15 AM
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Plymouth, WI May 27, 2011

AIM announced that 31 Pro Anglers will be competing for cash and prizes at the 2011 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament at Brimley, Michigan. The tournament dates are June 2nd through the 4th. Bay Mills Resort and Casino is the host location. Bay Mills has pledged an additional $50,000 to the payouts of the tournament to make this special event the highest percentage payout in competitive walleye fishing for the 2011 season.


The field of AIM pro Anglers includes Tom "Doc" Johnson, Brandon Carpenter, Scott Allen, Tom Kemos, Mark Brumbaugh, Mike Gofron, Bruce Samson, Tommy Skarlis, Bruce Mirabella, Marianne Huskey, Dane Stanaway, Ross Grothe, Robert Blosser, Todd Riley, John Kolinski, Greg Yarbrough, Keith Kavajecz, Chase Parsons, Mark Martin, Scott Duncan, Joe Okada, Don Loch, Gary Parsons, Ken Zmudzinski, Brett King, Ronald Gordon, Terry Wilson, Mike McMaken, Pat Neu, Jim Carroll, and Matt Corradi.


The total payout for the event will be $96,500 or more than 200% of the Pro Angler entry fees. Of this total, each AIM Pro Angler will receive $300 at the time of registration at the pre-event Rules Meeting on June 1st.
First prize for the tournament is $40,000 cash . The remaining payouts extend down to the Day Three cut of the top sixteen Pro Anglers. These payouts are as follows:





Place Cash Registration
Bonus
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
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:20 PM
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31 boats is not good! i really hope aim can survive for the guys who fish it, but that number is scary...do 17-31 even get there entry back? maybe its the weather-good luck guys!
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:06 PM
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INVITATIONAL....... Not sure what it takes to be invited, but should inspire some to fish 2 circuits.

40,000.00 - 31 boats - 300.00 reg.- WOW.

That is an awesome payback. Congrats AIM. Good luck to those 31 anglers, you have some pretty good odds.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:41 PM
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INVITATIONAL....... Not sure what it takes to be invited, but should inspire some to fish 2 circuits.

40,000.00 - 31 boats - 300.00 reg.- WOW.

That is an awesome payback. Congrats AIM. Good luck to those 31 anglers, you have some pretty good odds.
That is the best payout for that size field in walleye tournament history!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:38 PM
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INVITATIONAL....... Not sure what it takes to be invited, but should inspire some to fish 2 circuits.

40,000.00 - 31 boats - 300.00 reg.- WOW.

That is an awesome payback. Congrats AIM. Good luck to those 31 anglers, you have some pretty good odds.
It was open registration after the invites went out, and $1750 entry.
the Casino is behind the big payout, excellent partner.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:34 PM
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These are good odds for a large payout. Good luck to all. Hopefully the bite turns on up here. We have had frost for the last couple of nights and the weather forecast isn't that hot over the next week to heat up the water alot. I am sure someone will find the fish!
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:56 AM
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You all can spin it however you like, but I wonder if the casino will be back next year with the pitiful showing of support from the Pros this year? Do you think they are going to be happy with this field size? I doubt it.

Good luck to the 31 who are fishing it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:39 AM
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Glad to see Todd back in the event. While I really like the AIM format. One has to question if it will survive!
Without a key sponsor like Wal-Mart can it? I don't know only time will tell.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:54 AM
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You all can spin it however you like, but I wonder if the casino will be back next year with the pitiful showing of support from the Pros this year? Do you think they are going to be happy with this field size? I doubt it.

Good luck to the 31 who are fishing it.

What you dont seem to be aware of is that the casino does not care if there are 10 guys in it. They care if a bunch of people show up and spend money at the casino because of them 10 guys being there.

Also, I bet there are guys who just wish they were in the field of 31, I know I am.

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:35 PM
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If I could afford both circuits (FLW & AIM) I would also be there. Right now time and funds will only allow one. I have fished with the FLW since 06 and that is why choose the FLW. I might be able to squeeze an AIM event in later this year.
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