Aaron Martens strikes early this morning with a nice smallmouth. He started the day in second place and tries to make up some ground on the leader Dean Rojas.
Thanks to Rob Melendez, Martens' Elite Series Marshal, for providing this photo.
The first swimbait was the K&K Animated Minnow, designed by John D. Kreisser of Cincinnati, Ohio. He applied for a patent on the lure in 1906.