According to BASSTrakk, Aaron Martens has closed the gap on Brandon Palaniuk this morning. After all the back and forth between Martens and Rick Morris concerning fishing spots over the past two days, it's a good bet that "The Natural" is relieved that Morris missed the cut (42nd) and isn't on the water today.
When Martens is focused on his fishing and not distracted by other things, he's as good as there is. And after finishing 84th, 58th and 58th in the first three Elite tournaments this year, he's completely turned things around. This will likely be his third Top 5 finish in the last four events. He's put himself safely in the Bassmaster Classic field for 2013 after a disastrous start.