The AIM Pro Walleye Series rolls into Dubuque, Iowa for the third tournament of the 2011 schedule. The Pro-Am fishing tournament will be held June 22 to 24, 2011. The location for the daily weigh-ins will be the Mystique Casino. The weigh-ins will be held indoors to eliminate any chance of inclement weather affecting the multi-media show.
But there is more on the line than just a tournament victory – as important as that is to these professional walleye anglers. Once again for 2011, the J. J. Keller Fishing Team is dangling a $10,000 prize for the Angler of the Year. This award recognizes the most consistent angler over the four tournament season.
The Dubuque AIM Pro Walleye Series tournament is the third of the 2011 season. The Angler of the Year standings are calculated on the weight of each angler in relation to the winning weight of each tournament. Finish places are not important; total tournament weight alone is used for the calculations. And the larger margin of victory the better. This formula has vaulted Brett King into the AOY lead after his decisive victory at the 2011 AIM Bay Mills Invitational on June 4th. Close behind him in overall points is Joe Okada. Lurking in third is Mike Gofron who scored fourth place finishes in both of the first two tournaments. The top five in AOY standings are rounded out by Yamaha Pros Ross Grothe and Robert Blosser.
Tournament veteran Mike Gofron is returning to one of his favorite locations on the Mississippi River for the Dubuque tournament. It is too early to be looking ahead to the end of the season, but Lund Pro Staffer Gofron also knows that Lund Boats has placed a $5,000 bounty on any Lund Pro that wins an AIM tournament. In addition, if the Angler of the Year has fished all four of the AIM events from a Lund he or she stands to pick up another $10,000 bonus.
The AIM Pro Anglers at the Dubuque tournament are also competing for an additional $1,000 incentive added by Crestliner Boats. Any Crestliner angler that scores a first place finish will receive this $1,000 bonus.
Further information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site: www.aimfishing.com. The AIM website will also provide fans with the opportunity to watch the daily weigh-ins LIVE each day via streaming video.
For more about the AIM Pro Walleye Series, visit their site.