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AIM walleye tournament in Twin Ports this weekend

Four local teams will compete on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River.

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The AIM Minnesota Division Championship event of the Weekend Walleye Series will bring 60 or more two-person fishing teams to the Twin Ports Friday and Saturday this week.
Clint Austin / 2013 file / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — Expect to see some increased boat traffic on the lower St. Louis River Estuary and out along the South Shore this weekend.

The AIM Mercury Marine Minnesota Division Championship for the 2022 Weekend Walleye Series is in Duluth on Friday and Saturday, launching at Rice's Point Landing. Boats will hit the water starting at 7 a.m. and return by 3 p.m.

At least 60 two-person teams are expected to compete on the St. Louis River and Lake Superior with the best five-walleye team limits for each day combined to determine the winners. It's expected much of the fishing will occur in Lake Superior.

The field includes four teams from the Twin Ports area — Chad Clough and Chris Edqusit, Keith Elza and Bob Gould, Andy Gustafson and Tom Gustafson and John Michalski and Steven Merling.

Earlier Minnesota division events this year in the Weekend Walleye Series were held on the Mississippi River, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and Vermilion.

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John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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