The AIM Pro Walleye Series is scheduled for Dubuque, Iowa on June 22 to 24. The tournament is sponsored by the Dubuque Area Visitors and Convention Bureau. 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.
The tournament is a Pro-Am format. Each Co-angler will be paired with a different walleye fishing professional for the first two days of the event. The top half of the field of professionals will advance to fish on Day Three, and will be paired with Co-anglers who were selected by a random drawing at the pre-event Rules Meeting.
The AIM Pro Anglers will be competing for a total purse of $51,000. First place is valued at over $25,000, and includes $5,000 in cash plus a Crestliner 1750 Raptor TE boat, Mercury Optimax 125hp motor, and matching trailer. The remaining payouts are as follows:
First Place: $25,000 (Crestliner/Mercury package plus $5,000 cash)
Second Place: $5,264
Third Place: $4,119
Fourth Place: $3,204
Fifth Place: $2,517
Sixth Place: $2,289
Seventh Place: $2,060
Eighth Place: $1,831
Ninth Place: $1,716
Tenth Place: $1,000 *
Eleventh Place: $1,000 *
Twelfth Place $1,000 *
* The regular AIM payouts extend to the top 30% of the field, or nine Pro Anglers. For this tournament a local business, Miller Electric Supply has electrified the payouts by adding three additional slots that will pay $1,000 each for the tenth through twelfth places.
In addition, Lund Boats has offered a contingency bonus of $5,000 to any Lund boat owner that takes first place in any 2011 AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments. Crestliner Boats will pay a $1,000 bonus to the winner if he or she is fishing from a Crestliner.
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 next tournament is the season ending AIM International Walleye Championship at Akaska, South Dakota on September 15 to 17. This tournament will also crown the 2011 AIM J. J. Keller Angler of the year who will receive a $10,000 prize.
For more about the AIM Pro Walleye Series, visit their site.