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Old 01-18-2013, 01:11 PM
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Is AIM dead or alive? I heard that they were possibly only going to host one event in Oconto/GB for 2013!
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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You know the main players, you know the web site. Check with them. Everybody knows they are always the last to announce anything.



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Old 01-18-2013, 05:03 PM
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There website is dead....is there another one??
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:09 PM
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Register and I'll send you a PM with a web site address you can try.



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Old 01-18-2013, 05:44 PM
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Sorry i don't need to know that bad.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:56 PM
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It is not dead when I try it

http://www.aimfishing.com/
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:04 PM
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Sorry i don't need to know that bad.
Kinda what I thought. Lots of AIM bashers around this time of year. Asking them to register generally will get rid of them.



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Old 02-08-2013, 04:35 PM
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I dont know why or where all the haters come from when it comes to AIM! This format is incredible! Instead of pointing fingers and slamming the circuit we as fishermen should stand behind this group and give them the support they need to redirect this circuit and help them! I had the chance to get involved with AIM when they fished here and I dont see why fishermen tournament or otherwise wouldnt get behind this circuit and this format. And for anyone to slam Brett King after he he inherited this mess is just ridiculous!!! I would do anything to have them flourish in the fishing world and come back to our town anytime!! Fight the good fight boys and keep AIM alive! See you in Green Bay!

Mike Bisdorf
Agreed. I think this is the future of fishing. Especially with all the slot limits.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Not a cure all for the woes, but food for thought. Without sponsors to cover expenses and make payout percentage attractive, no series will survive. Basic math as we've seen recently. One error I see on the larger series' part is throwing all their eggs in a few big money sponsor's baskets. Those big name baskets are drying up. Then look at series like the MWS and others that are actually expanding and attracting sponsors. What's the difference? MWS attracts and makes sponsorship possible for smaller players in the business, who's wallets are wide open, begging for a place to get a bang for their sponsorship/advertising dollars. The big series won't take a leak on possible smaller sponsors and all but make it impossible for anyone but the big sponsors to get any exposure, even incidental, which effects sponsorship on the individual angler level and hinders the sports growth. Some of that is changing, but the damage is done already. In the end, the name of the game is to pay the bills, not live or die by flagship sponsors. If you can gather $100k from 10 or 15 smaller sponsors, is their money worth less than Walmart's or Mercury's? There are plenty of open, but smaller wallets out there just chomping at the bit to have a shot at having their products on a national stage. You just have to make it financially possible for them to play and give them some bang for their buck.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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I agree Custom Eyes. It is about basic math. And also about the economy that still doesnít look good. Sorry. But without economic growth you canít expect companies to start pouring large sums of money into sponsorships. You canít also expect that more anglers will be able to afford to fish expensive tournaments. Everyone has a budget and I believe that budget ďfriendlyĒ tournaments have a better chance under current circumstances. This is also why Iím not very optimistic about the new NWT. I think it will do well in 2013. But unfortunately long term, with $1,500 entry fees, it wonít grow. It really is about basic math and economics.
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