2012 Elite Series - Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship
Lake Decatur - Decatur, IL, Sep 22 - 23, 2012

Martens on the board

8:52 am CDT, Sep 23, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Aaron Martens just demonstrated why he's such an accomplished and highly-regarded bass fisherman. Martens backed out of the Bayview Cove bridge, after clearing it and not seeing anything on the other side to his liking. Then he started working the laid-down trees along the riprap bank in the cove.

 

There's one particularly big one, and Martens pitched some type of small jig/soft plastic into every nook of it. Then he set the hook on a 2 1/2-pounder that came aboard to much applause. There are 10 spectator boats in here and several people watching from the bridge.

 

In addition to having a solid keeper in the boat, it's just so much nicer out here on Lake Decatur than it was yesterday in that howling wind. Martens is all smiles right now.

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