Okada and Okada Take the Win at Oconto
Anglers Insight Marketing
Published July 22, 2012
Okada and Okada came from behind to take the AIM Pro team Challenge Title on the Bay of Green Bay out of Oconto for their first major win. The father/son team had fished the MWC for several years, and were reunited at the AIM Pro team Challenge to take home a check for $23,000.00.
Team Okada CRR'd 132.52 pounds to beat a hard charging Blosser/Blosser team by almost 2 pounds. The final weight for today for the Okadas was 53.09, caught trolling cranks to avoid the perch and other smaller fish prevalent in the area they were fishing.
Blosser and Blosser bumped Team Kemos into third, finishing with 130.61. Tommy and Telly Kemos weighed in a virtual CRR weight of 124.48. Josh and Robert Blosser were fishing close to team mates Okada and Okada, and were well ahead of them early on according to reports from the stage. The Okadas 'ground it out' throughout the day, putting enough big fish in the net to force the Blossers out of the win. team Blosser took home a check for $10,000.00 for the second place finish, and Team Kemos took hoe $7500.00
Fourth went to Dempsey and Goecks, fifth to Keller and Eaton, sixth to Leanna and Knowles, seventh to Cardenas and Mickish, eighth to Nicklash and Besaw, ninth to Schneider and Meisner, and Adler and Shoenwalder rounded out the top ten.
Watch for the Team Okada winning interview to be up on the AIM website very soon.
See the final standings at the AIM leaderboard at www.aimfishing.com. or www.liveleaderboard.com
The AIM pro Challenge format was extremely well received, and reports are AIM may be considering the format for several events in 2013. One sentiment was unanimous; Oconto would be a preferred AIM pro team Challenge location again for next year.