Presented by Yamaha Motor Corp USA and Warrior Boats LLC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017
Contact: Denny Fox, 920-505-0122
Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™)
AIM Anglers Amped for Season Opener as 100-Boat Field Readies for Green Bay and Fox River April 9
The AIM Weekend Walleye Series is cruising to its season opener in the Wisconsin Division Nitro Boats Open with a full field of 100 boats vying for a $22,500 purse, and $8,000 for the team bringing in the biggest card of egg-laden spring spawners from the Fox River near Green Bay on Sunday, April 9.
“It’s a great feeling knowing that AIM’s first tournament of the year, featuring our unique Catch-Record-Release™ format is attracting both loads of attention and entrants amongst AWWS Fan Nation,” beamed National Tournament Director Denny Fox.
“The Green Bay field of 100 was set two weeks before the first boats launched. This shows more and more that angler competitors, both amateur and pro alike, are realizing that this is the way to go in tournament walleye fishing, to both protect the resource for local fishermen, and to ensure the future of the sport.”
The full field also means big paychecks for the top finishers. First place will go home with a guaranteed $8,000 check out of a total $22,500 purse.
Teams will crowd into the D2 Sports Pub Stadium District in Ashwaubenon on Saturday, April 8, to register prior to the 7 p.m. rules meeting. After boat inspection the next day starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Green Bay Metro access, the 100 teams will get the green flag starting at 7 a.m., in two flights of 50. Competitors must be back at the launch starting at 3 p.m.
Anglers can go as far upriver as the Wisconsin DNR upstream limit, just below the DePere dam. Downstream limit is in lower Green Bay, GPS latitude 44.35.000.
Last April’s winning team of Bill and Matt Bobber from Appleton recorded 43.95 pounds, crediting their success to staying on their marks with consistent boat control in cold, bumpy conditions. Will that mark be broken this spring, when the last word is always held by Mother Nature? We’ll all find out at the awards ceremony, starting at 5 p.m. at South Bay Marina.
Check AIM’s Facebook page and AIMfishing.com to find out, for updates and predictions, and post-tourney, what the winning team did to go home with not only the cash, but to start the season atop standings for the division championship, and AIM Angler of The Year.
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.
AIM Presenting Sponsors: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and Warrior Boats, LLC.
AIM Supporting Sponsors: Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Navionics, Garmin, Power Pole, Worldwide Marine Insurance, AirWave Pedestals, Off Shore Tackle, Team Lodge, Vibrations Tackle, Pro Chattrr, National Fleet Graphics, Gemini Sport Marketing, Warrior Boat Center.