AIM Weekend Walleye Series Schedule & Payouts

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Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™) is pleased to announce more details regarding the upcoming season of the AIM Weekend Walleye Series (AWWS) tournament circuit.

Following up on the success of the past 2 AWWS seasons, the 2016 AIM Weekend Walleye Series will include a new North Dakota Division. Anglers will compete in three Divisions including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Wisconsin and Minnesota will consist of four AWWS Qualifier events and a State Championship. North Dakota will consist of 3 AWWS Qualifier events and a State Championship

The AWWS features exciting team style competition with low entry fees, lucrative payouts, and fair competition for all contestants. These events showcase AIM’s revolutionary Catch-Record-Release™ (CRR) tournament format where anglers measure, photograph, and immediately release all walleyes caught.

 

Schedule of Events- AWWS Divisional Qualifiers*

Minnesota Division AWWS Qualifiers

  • May 1st – Mississippi River pools 3-4, Hager City, WI
  • May 22nd – Big Stone, Ortonville, MN
  • June 12th - Leech Lake, Walker, MN
  • July 10th – Ottertail Lake, MN

Wisconsin Division AWWS Qualifiers

  • April 10th – Fox River, Green Bay, WI
  • April 24th – Wolf River Chain of lakes, Winneconne, WI
  • May 15th – Bay of Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
  • June 26th – Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, WI

North Dakota Division AWWS Qualifiers

  • May 8th – Missouri River, Bismarck, ND
  • June 26th - Lake Sakakawea, Garrison, ND
  • July 10th – Devils Lake, ND

 

Entry Fees and Payouts - Divisional Qualifiers

  • $300 Team Entry Fee for State Qualifiers
  • $35 AIM Angler Membership Fee (per angler)
  • Qualifier Payouts are based on 100 boats and will be adjusted accordingly to reflect actual field size

1st

$8,000.00

9th

$900.00

2nd

$2,400.00

10th

$800.00

3rd

$1,800.00

11th

$700.00

4th

$1,500.00

12th

$600.00

5th

$1,300.00

13th

$500.00

6th

$1,200.00

14th

$400.00

7th

$1,100.00

15th

$300.00

8th

$1,000.00

   

 

Navionics “Big Fish Thursday” Award

The team catching the largest fish in each AWWS Qualifier event will be awarded a Navionics Platinum Hot maps chart. The winners will be announced and a “Hero Shot” photo of the winning fish will be released on Navionics “Big Fish Thursday’s” following each AWWS event.

 

Schedule of Events- AWWS Divisional Championships**

Minnesota AWWS Championship

  • August 26th-27th - Lake of the Woods

Wisconsin AWWS Championship

  • July 22nd-23rd Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, WI

North Dakota AWWS Championship

  • August - Lake Sakakawea *Site to be Determined

 

Entry Fees and Payouts – AWWS Divisional Championships

  • $500 Team Entry Fee for Championships
  • Championship Payouts are based on 80 boats, and will be adjusted accordingly to reflect actual field size

1st

$12,000.00

9th

$1,500.00

2nd

$5,000.00

10th

$1,400.00

3rd

$4,000.00

11th

$1,200.00

4th

$3,000.00

12th

$1,000.00

5th

$2,000.00

   

6th

$1,800.00

   

7th

$1,700.00

   

8th

$1,600.00

   

 

Schedule of Events – 2017 AIM National Championship

  • Spring of 2017 (Location TBD)
  • Teams finishing in the “Top 5” in the each Divisional Championship, as well each Divisions “Top 5” Teams in points in the “Team of the Year” race will qualify to fish in the 2017 AIM National Championship
  • Ten qualifying teams from each AWWS Division will fish for the National Championship.

*TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION WILL OPEN February 1st, 2016!

**Must qualify to enter Divisional Championships

 

Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™) is a unique tournament organization created and owned by many of the most accomplished and recognizable professional walleye anglers, along with others who share the mission of advancing competitive walleye fishing and making it sustainable into the future. AIM is committed to marketing excellence on behalf of its tournament competitors, the tournament host communities, and the brands that partner with it. AIM is also committed to maintaining healthy fisheries across the nation by the development of the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ format which is integral to its dynamic events and unparalleled consumer engagement. For more information about AIM™, AIM Pro Walleye Series™, AIM Weekend Walleye Series, AIM sponsors and AIM anglers, visit www.aimfishing.com.

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