First Qualifier in AIM Walleye Series in the Books

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At the heart of every angler on the water is a competitor–you want the big fish.
The AIM Weekend Walleye Series capitalizes on that desire to be the best and now we are one step closer to the state championship.

“What you just witnessed here was the first qualifying event of the 2019 season in the Wisconsin division,” said Denny Fox, the tournament director.

North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin all have four qualifiers and a state final–and at the end of all of that, every fish is accounted for.

“They’re all back in the water,” said Fox. “Nothing’s dead. We’re the most conservation-minded effort in all of tournament walleye fishing.”

With about 100 boats out on the Fox River, there is certainly incentive to being a standout.
The top 15 percent of the field can laugh all the way to the bank.

“We’re going to hand out a total of $22,500 in cash,” he said. “Not prizes. In cash.”

The first place finishers took home $8,000.

“To win this is awesome,” said first-place winners Matt Bootz and Sam May. “On top of the world right now, actually.”

The next event in the Walleye Series will be held in Winneconne on April 28th.

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