The second tournament of the 2011 AIM Pro Walleye Series was the Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament held in Brimley, Michigan on June 2nd through the 4th.
The Day Three weigh-in crowned the tournament champion, Brett King. Before the weigh-in, while the pros were competing out on the water, an estimated crowd of over 350 children were treated to rod and reel combos and fishing tackle thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) and with the cooperation of the AIM Pro Anglers.
The tournament also allowed the AIM organization to give back to the community. Through its partnership with the J. J. Keller Foundation, AIM is the only fishing tournament organization that intentionally seeks to provide a benefit to the host community.
The J. J. Keller Foundation partnership concept was formed by professional anglers and AIM owners, James and Brian Keller. The Foundation made a presentation of $1,250 to the local Boys and Girls Club and $1,250 to Fishing Has No Boundaries. These grants will be used to promote kidís outdoor activities and access for handicapped individuals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
AIM conducts four Pro-Am walleye tournaments in 2011. The next tournament in the 2011 AIM season will be in Dubuque, Iowa on June 22nd to 24th. This tournament is hosted by the Dubuque Visitors and Convention Bureau and the daily weigh-ins will be hosted indoors at the Mystique Casino. Following this event, the AIM Pro Walleye Series will conclude the 2011 season with the AIM International Walleye Championship at Akaska, South Dakota on September 15th to 17th.
For more about the AIM Pro Walleye Series, visit their site.