If Aaron Martens wasn't fishing professionally, he'd choose some other exciting profession, he said today during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat. In fact, he'd like to be president of the United States!
This question was one of 85 shot at him during a rapid-fire Twitter chat. The 2012 Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship winner gave up all kinds of information about himself — including a couple of honey holes that he'd said he would rather have kept to himself!
Below is the full transcript of the chat, lightly edited for grammar and spelling. You can view a photo gallery of his visit to B.A.S.S. headquarters here.
Keep up with Twitter chats, tournament news and bass fishing advice by following B.A.S.S. on Twitter at @BASS_Nation.
You can also check out transcripts of previous Twitter chats we've had with Boyd Duckett, Jonathon VanDam, Todd Faircloth, Brent Chapman, Randy Howell, Ish Monroe, Brandon Palaniuk, Jeremy Starks and Alton Jones.
@AMartFishing Hi everyone! I'm excited to be here, and I'm ready to answer all of your questions.
@Amartfishing What would you be using/doing at Pickwick next week? First visit. What to expect? Any suggestions?
@SamSeese The lake is in the process of turning over. Bring your topwaters, walking baits, buzzbaits, square-bill crankbaits.
Dog or cat?
@vtbasser Both. I have a cat, but I like both. Pound for pound, cats are more gnarly than dogs.
half full of half empty?
@vtbasser Half full. My wife says sometimes!
Which comes first, confidence or fish? Is confidence overrated?
@vtbasser In general, fish probably come first. You build your confidence after every fish you catch.
Care to give an arbitrary percentage of how much your practices r influence by OTW learning vs. prior knowledge and research?
@vtbasser It's almost 100% on the water.
@vtbasser I like purple.
Hawg or lunker?
@vtbasser I say donkey.
@vtbasser shoe size - 14
Will you help me finance a Bass Pro Shops on Champlain so we can bring the Opens there?
@vtbasser There's probably cheaper ways to get an Open on Champlain.
@AMartFishing What is your favorite fall technique or lure?
@MattWheeler97 Probably a topwater walking bait.
@AMartFishing all-time favorite lake/river?
@Saints859 oooo, Lake Falcon in Texas.