AIM announced today, a two year deal was signed with the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau where the town of Baudette, MN will host AIM Pro Walleye Series and their revolutionary "Catch, Record and Release" tournament format for two consecutive years. The 2012 Pro / Co - Angler tournament dates are August 16, 17 & 18 and the 2013 tournament dates will be August 15, 16 & 17.
For 2012 AIM has also announced that the previous $250 registration fee has been dropped. Additionally, AIM has also lowered the previous $1,500 Pro entry fee down to $1,200. Co- Angler entry fees are $300 and all Co-Anglers will fish all three days, randomly paired with a new Pro on each day.
It's been nine years since the city of Baudette and Lake of the Woods has hosted a true professional walleye tournament and AIM and its owner's couldn't be happier to be asked to bring that excitement back to the area and showcase it's now incredible population of walleye. Local anglers agree that right now, walleye fishing on the Lake of the Woods is as good as it has been in recorded history. August is "trophy time" on the big lake and with the AIM CRR seven fish limit, anglers and spectators alike could see daily bag weights easily exceeding 50... but perhaps even 60 pounds!