The "crowd" erupted with a cheer just now, after Aaron Martens landed his fourth bass of the day. Martens has been chatting regularly with the three men and three women who are observing him from their house, which sits at the mouth of the little inlet where Martens has been all morning.
This one was another 2-pounder, like the first one he caught this morning, and gives him about 11 pounds for the day.
Martens is fishing extremely slow. He doesn't have to make long casts in this narrow inlet, but it takes him a long time to retrieve his lure, which he leaves motionless at times.
Normally we don't like to give away lures or techniques on Saturday, with one more day left to compete for the Top 12 finishers today. But it will surprise no one that Martens is drop shotting.