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Brett King put two in the net on Saturday, but could have taken the final day of the Bay Mills event off. He CRR’rd 60.21 pounds, enough to beat Joe Okada, who blasted past Robert Blosser into second with a great final day weight to give him 49.33 pounds. Robert weighed 43.9, enough to take third by more than 6 pounds.
King, Blosser, and Okada are team mates, traveling and lodging together on the AIM circuit. It’s been quite a while since the top three was swept so cleanly, and it was very obvious all three were delighted with the win, second, an third as plates of CASH were brought up on the stage to match up with the custom trophy and plaques presented by Bay Mills Resort and Casino. $40,000.00 in cash is a LARGE plate of money!
The win was accomplished by King slow trolling cranks in shallow water. See the AIM GPS Tracker by Navionics to track Brett on his last day on the water, and to check out where the top 5 carrying the trackers were fishing. Mike Gofron, a threat to win anytime and an almost promise to place top ten all the time, took fourth.
Ross Grothe, a perennial favorite in any Walleye circuit event, took fifth. Ron Gordon took sixth, Tommy Skarlis seventh, Keith Kavajecz eighth, Dane Stanaway ninth, and despite getting caught behind a ship in the locks and losing his last days weight, Jik Carroll rounded out the top ten.
The payout was the highest percentage payback at the Bay Mills Resort and Casino Invitational in any walleye event in 2011, at over 200%.
Next up on the AIM schedule is Dubuque on the Mississippi River June 22 to 24. This is the first summer walleye event allowed on that stretch of water in a number of years.
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