Roland debuted here

Roland Martin fished his first B.A.S.S. event on Toledo Bend — the Toledo Bend Invitational in January 1970. He finished second to begin one of the most impressive careers in professional fishing history. In his first 25 B.A.S.S. events, Martin won 7 times, finished second 8 times, finished in the top ten 22 times and never finished worse than 16th.