Walleye Pros Take AIM at Lund's Checkbook
Legendary boat manufacturer re-signs with progressive walleye tournament circuit
New York Mills, Minn. (January 31, 2011) - Competitive anglers have been captaining Lund Boats ever since the first wager for "most" or "biggest" walleye was made across a poker table in the late 1940s. Decades later, competitive, professional anglers continue to reap cash rewards from modern day Lund boats. And now, Lund Boats continues this legacy of supporting professional walleye fishing tournaments.
For the 2011 season, Lund will offer a $5,000 contingency bonus* for each of the four AIM Pro Walleye Series tournaments. The formula is simple for tournament players. Run a Lund. Win (the challenging part). And start filling out your bank deposit slip. Above and beyond the call of duty, Lund will award the AIM Angler of the Year a juicy $10,000** for being the big man or womanon campus, while schooling the rest of the field from a Lund Boat. All told, that's a monstrous $30,000 pot of Lund Bucks on the table to support the AIM Pro Walleye Series and incentivize competitors to fish from the best walleye rigs on the water.
"Lund Boats continues to showcase its rich tournament traditions through their world class boats, and now rewarding those pros who support this quality brand while fishing our AIM Pro Walleye Series," said Scott Matheson, AIM President and CEO. "We at AIM clearly recognize Lund's continued proactive philosophy, and all that they have done for the fishing and boating industries."
Cornerstone to Lund's continued support of competitive angling is what the tournament participants bring back to camp. "These intuitive anglers offer infinitely valuable feedback to our team," said Lund Boats Marketing Director, Jason Oakes. "We listen. Process the data. And continuously improve our boats and add special features, even develop entirely new models, all based on this intelligence from the field."
Oakes takes it a step further. "Professional tournament anglers like Mike Gofron, Perry Good, and Scott and Marty Glorvigen are the same experts that continue to innovate the sport of fishing as well. Out on the water, prefishing for tournaments, they develop new fishing techniques that are ultimately shared with the fishing public through magazines, websites and television."
"Our Lund Pros are part of the lifeblood that keeps fishing fresh and makes us all better anglers. So in the end, it's more than just cashing a check," Oakes concluded.
* AIM Pro Angler must be fishing out of a Lund boat the entire duration of the event where the $5,000 contingency bonus is awarded.
** To qualify for the AIM Pro Angler of the Year bonus, competitor must fish out of a Lund boat during all four AIM events.
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Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC is a unique tournament organization which is owned by stockholders, the majority of which are Professional walleye anglers. AIM Professionals are among the "All Stars" of professional fishing, with cumulative HUNDREDS of years of tournament experience, including countless tournament victories, series championships, and Angler of the Year titles. This insight and knowledge is now being employed to provide the finest tournament experience for the participants, and the maximum exposure for the host tournament sites and corporate partners. Visit www.aimfishing.com