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

Martens is on the scoreboard

8:25 am CDT, Sep 20, 2012 | By Dave Precht

Aaron Martens has fished his way to the upstream side of the bridge, still pitching plastics on spinning gear. Finally, he has a keeper. He had to measure this one, and it made the grade, apparently with not much length to spare. The limit here is 14 inches, which makes it even more of a challenge to catch a limit on this lake. Aaron has a gallery of six boats at this point. One of the most popular pros on the tour, he won entry into Toyota Trucks All-Star Week when fans voted him in as one of four wild card entries.

 

Martens is fishing a Texas rigged soft bait, and it's constantly hanging up in the rocks lining the roadway. He's just inching it along from rock to rock, so it's not surprising that he's snagging the lure in crevasses from time to time.

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