Limited Entries Available for the 2011 Bay Mills Walleye Invitational

#AIM has teamed up with Bay Mills Resort & Casino to conduct an invitational tournament that will be held June 2 to 4, 2011. The 2011 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament is a special event in the AIM Pro Walleye Series. Unlike the 2010 event, the results will also be included in the calculations for the 2011 Angler of the Year award.Bay Mills Resort & Casino has pledged an additional $50,000 to the event purse. This means that the field of 50 AIM Pro Anglers will compete for a total purse $125,000 instead of $75,000 - and that's 167% of the entry fees. Included in this payout is a $300 payment that will be made to each of the 50 AIM Pro Anglers at the pre-event Rules Meeting on June 1st. This payout is one of the most lucrative in Pro-Am walleye tournaments in 2011, and a complete schedule is posted at 2011 Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament will once again feature the fishing industry's newest products in an "artificial bait only" competition. As always, the tournament will utilize the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release? format - with every large walleye being digitally recorded - and then immediately released to fight again.Entry in the 2011 AIM Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament is by invitation only. The field for the Invitational will be limited to ONLY the first 50 Pro Anglers to register*. Invitations have now been extended to the AIM Pro Anglers that fished five or four of the AIM 2010 tournaments. The priority entry deadline has now past and there are still spots remaining.Effective immediately, invitations are now available to all Pro Anglers who register for all FOUR of the 2011 AIM tournaments (including Bay Mills) - regardless of the number of events fished in 2010. *Note: ALL Pro Anglers who complete their registration for ALL four 2011 AIM tournaments will be included in the 2011 Bay Mills Invitational even if the 50 boat limit has been exceeded. Note: registration requires a $500 deposit for each of the four 2011 tournaments.Also, any remaining entries will be open to all Pro Anglers who competed in AT LEAST ONE of the 2010 AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments. The remaining available entries will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the field of 50 boats has been filled!Registration for the Bay Mills Invitational is NOT open to any Pro Angler that did not fish at least ONE of the 2010 AIM tournaments - unless he/she has completed the registration for ALL four AIM events in 2011.Bay Mills Resort & Casino will serve as the Invitational tournament headquarters, launch site, and the site of the daily weigh-in stage show (which will also be featured LIVE on Resort is located on the shores of Lake Superior in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has 2 casinos, 1,000 slots, 10 gaming tables, a poker room, 142 lake-view hotel rooms, an RV park, 5 restaurants and bars, plus a championship golf course. It is owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community and is located at 11386 West Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, Michigan 49715."The Soo" is located on the St. Mary's River, connecting the east end of Lake Superior to northern Lake Huron. The area forms an ideal walleye fishery, with a huge variety of structure from shallow structure and weeds, rocky points, reefs, islands, and river channels. The river and the expansive lake areas offer countless presentation options. Shallow and deep jigging and shallow and deep trolling are all proven techniques. Walleyes can be found throughout hundreds of square miles of the waterway! Additional information on the area and lodging options can be found at information about AIM as well as up-to-the-minute updates about tournaments can be found at the AIM web site at

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