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

Martens for president?

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

Hey Aaron! Congrats man! What would be your top 3 fishing tips for amateur bass'ers in the fall?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Find the bait, find the fish and move a lot. Be sure to cover a lot of water.

 

Andy Whitcomb ‏@andywhitcomb

@AMartFishing What is most frequent bycatch? Freshwater drum? Catfish?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@andywhitcomb It's about 50-50 on drum and catch. I catch quite a few of both of them. Respect the native species.

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Hey @AMartFishing! What was the first thing u did after winning the All-Star tourney?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@BhamJen I went and had sushi with some of the @Bass_nation staff and six anglers that followed me on the water.

 

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

Another one for you Aaron, what is your favorite that usually works year-round?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Overall, probably some kind of crankbait.

 

Robert Schuck ‏@Stroker_Ace14

@BASS_nation @AMartFishing what is the biggest fish you ever caught?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@Stroker_Ace14 14 1/2 pounds out of lower Castaic Lake. But I've lost much bigger!

 

Josh Falke ‏@JAF24Fishing

@AMartFishing what is your best advice for someone fishing as a coangler?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JAF24Fishing Find out what your pro is doing, that will eliminate what you have to bring. Try not to bring too much stuff/rods.

 

Phil Whetsel ‏@PhilWhetsel

@AMartFishing #basschat No questions 4 you. You seem very willing to share your knowledge. Have learned much from your videos. Thanks much!

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@PhilWhetsel Thanks bro!

 

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

And Aaron, what are your favorite lakes to fish in Texas?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Besides Falcon? I love to fish Falcon, but I Iike Toledo Bend, too.

 

GR8 Lakes Fishing ‏@GR8fishing

What does it cost to fish an Open?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@GR8fishing I would say around $2,000, check out http://Bassmaster.com for more details. Entry fee plus expenses.

 

Miles Kong ‏@RU_Bassfishing

What's your typical drop shot set up?!

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@RU_Bassfishing I have a 7-pound Sunline sniper. A 6'10'' Aaron Martens @MegabassUSA rod, a Rebarb 3/0 Gamakatsu hook and 6-inch ST Roboworm, 10-inch leader with a 1/8 oz. weight

 

Jody White ‏@vtbasser

Do you have a go-to rattle trap size or do you always try to match the forage size?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@vtbasser I try to go as large as possible. Sometimes it pays to match the hatch, but I try to go larger.

 

brian purvis ‏@brianpurvis1

@BASS_nation @amartfishing What's your go to bait? Mine's a 7.5 culprit fire n ice.

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@brianpurvis1 There's so many of them, I can't choose. It depends on location and time of year.

 

Miles Kong ‏@RU_Bassfishing

How did you get so good in finesse fishing? Any secret tips for me amart?! 

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@RU_Bassfishing Growing up in SoCal. Light line and a sensitive rod are the most important things. 

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@RU_Bassfishing Check out the new @MegabassUSA Orachi

 

ryan ingalls ‏@NOVAbassin89

#basschat what's your favorite area on the Potomac river?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@NOVAbassin89 It's an area nobody ever catches in - it's called Mattawoman.

Jody White ‏@vtbasser

@AMartFishing @NOVAbassin89 Yeah, I've heard from everyone that place sucks.

ryan ingalls ‏@NOVAbassin89

@vtbasser @amartfishing last year on day 2 of the open I was fishing 1 of my favorite little spots and @AMartFishing pulled up so i watched

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

@AMartFishing Are u looking forward to #2013BassmasterClassic? How will u keep warm in Feb. in Okla.?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@BhamJen I eat a lot of Cayenne pepper, I put it on everything. I eat a lot of peppers too. It keeps me warm, which is important. I carry the cutoff gloves and bring like 4 or 5 pairs. Then I wear a real thin Marino full gloves too. Those are the bomb.

 

Shane Jewell ‏@JSJbassfishing

Any chance we can get some of those sweet shirts u toss out sent my way?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JSJbassfishing Yeah, get in the crowd! 

 

Phil Whetsel ‏@PhilWhetsel

@AMartFishing Some anglers appear so serious. Are there practical jokers on tour? Are you one? Who is? What kind of pranks?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@PhilWhetsel Yes, there are a lot jokers. @geraldswindle hid my boat at the last tournament. I think I'll get him back.

 

GR8 Lakes Fishing ‏@GR8fishing

I like your cap, who makes it?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@GR8fishing It was probably my @MegabassUSA cap. I have many hats.

 

Mic Miller ‏@mic_miller12

congratulations on your recent win! What's your advice for young anglers that are pursuing a career in tournament fishing?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@mic_miller12 Be sure to spend time on the water and work really really hard.

 

Blake Glockner ‏@BGlockner22

what is your favorite lure of all-time?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@BGlockner22 A crankbait!

 

Spotmonkey ‏@sptmnky

@BASS_nation @AMartFishing What is your favorite bass lake and what other fish do you like to target for fun?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@sptmnky My favorite is still Falcon, and I love any saltwalter fishing.

 

josh cook ‏@jjc8688

if you were going to be fishing the southern open at lake toho, what do you think a hot lure would be?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jjc8688 I am fishing the Southern Open, I suspect sight fishing!

 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

@AMartFishing Whats your biggest weakness in fishing? Or do you have one? Lol

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JLeefishing Being away from home is definitely my biggest weakness.

 

Sean Snow ‏@sean_snow_20

#BassChat Oneida lake tips??

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@sean_snow_20 It depends on what time of year you're there. Fish edges of the grass with the @MegabassUSA 110 jerkbait.

 

Matt Wheeler ‏@MattWheeler97

Do you like straight fluorocarbon or braid to fluoro for drop shot?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@MattWheeler97 Straight fluoro most of the time.

 

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