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

Martens for president?

josh cook ‏@jjc8688

will you be fishing the southern opens next year

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jjc8688 Yes, I'm excited! I love the schedule.

 

Josh Falke ‏@JAF24Fishing

@AMartFishing What is your advice to someone who strives to be an Elite Series angler someday? 

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JAF24Fishing Work your butt off.

 

JT ‏@jthaom1_jt

How do you telepath such good energy to your lures when working them?!

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jthaom1_jt I know all my baits intimately.

 

Josh Falke ‏@JAF24Fishing

@AMartFishing if you had to fish one bait or one style of fishing at every event what would it be?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JAF24Fishing Drop shot.

 

Larry McCausland ‏@larrymccausland

@BASS_nation @amartfishing Aaron, you haven't shaved your beard yet have you?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@larrymccausland Yes I have, my wife made me. My wife and kids don't like it.

 

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

Aaron, what is your favorite thing to do, not related to fishing?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Running and mountain biking, and spending time with my family. I love to hang out with my kids.

 

JT ‏@jthaom1_jt

@AMartfishing Favorite knot?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jthaom1_jt A Uni, doubled.

 

Randy Webb ‏@WebbAngling

@AMartFishing What skill set do you find most everyday anglers ignoring in their quest to become more efficient on the water?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@WebbAngling Finesse fishing.

 

Brian Falick ‏@BFalick

I caught over 20 bass on a scrounger this year thanks to you!

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@BFalick Shaky fish.

 

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

What would be doing for a living if you weren't competitively fishing?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Something else exciting - I would like to be president of the United States. Would anyone vote for me?

 

Cara Clark ‏@caradclark

So is Decatur Lake one of your favorite fisheries since you won the All-Star?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@caradclark No. Not really. I like it, but it's not one of my favorites. I have fond memories of it.

 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing

@BASS_nation Helen.... Be nice to A-Mart...

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@JLeefishing She's being very nice. 

 

JT ‏@jthaom1_jt

@AMartFishing Region with the best/craziest fan?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jthaom1_jt Louisiana. They're pretty nuts there. Live action!

 

JT ‏@jthaom1_jt

@AMartFishing Have you been to Japan?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jthaom1_jt Yes, for 2 weeks 13 years ago. I had the flu the whole time.

 

j.hill ‏@simplecircuit

what is a good scrounger head setup for fall fishing? mid-tennessee threadfin / gizzard forage.

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@simplecircuit Mine is a shaky fish. 3/16 and a 1/4 oz. on 8- to 10-pound Sunline fluoro and a tiny Fluke and Fluke.

 

Craig Mazurek ‏@FishingForward2

@AMartFishing What style and size hook do you use with the 6" Roboworm drop shot?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@FishingForward2 2/0 and 3/0 ReBarb O'Shaugnessy by Roboworm

 

Tyler Faggart ‏@THETylerFaggart

@THETylerFaggart@AMartFishing How much money would it take to come talk to the NC State bass fishing team tonight?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@THETylerFaggart Tonight? Not a good night. I just got home, no amount of money could talk me out of leaving. Contact me through Facebook to set up a date!

 

josh cook ‏@jjc8688

@amartfishing what kind of lures or soft plastics will work best for sight fishing lake toho do you think?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jjc8688 Tubes are always good.

 

john stigar ‏@stigar905

what is your search bait to find fish at Lake Mead? What bait do you use to find the fish on this lake?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@stigar905 Probably a spinnerbait. Good luck throwing it as fast as I do.

 

The Insipid Prophet ‏@InsipidProphet

What would you recommend to someone who fishes from a canoe, with no budget for electronics, and has trouble finding the fish?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@InsipidProphet Wear your life vest. I would use a spinning rod with 10-pound SX1 Sunline braid. Multitask with this setup.

 

Sammy Camut ‏@sammycamut

@AMartFishing What baits do you keep on your deck in tournaments to get that solid 5 fish limit?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@sammycamut @BASS_nation Drop shot and shaky head, crankbait, shaky fish, and a ball-head jig

Sammy Camut ‏@sammycamut

@AMartFishing shaky fish??

 

JT ‏@jthaom1_jt

@AMartFishing who/what had the biggest influence on your game/fishing?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@jthaom1_jt My mother was my biggest supporter, and my brothers were my biggest influence.

 

Bass Utopia ‏@BassUtopia

@AMartFishing Bud you need to get upto MN & hit Mille Lacs smallies with us! Would love to show Bass Utopia nation some tricks!

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@BassUtopia Someday, hopefully!

Bass Utopia ‏@BassUtopia

@AMartFishing If you ever get up here let us know! I'd be happy to show you around the lake. Best thing going in MN for sure!

 

Jody White ‏@vtbasser

#BassChat Bluegrass or rock or false dichotomies?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@vtbasser What? I prefer rock.

 

TheFishingRadar.com ‏@thefishingradar

What is your favorite fishing memory during your lifetime of fishing?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@thefishingradar Winning the Tri-States with my mom

 

Matt Clay ‏@MClayFishing

@AMartFishing What's the best technique for fishing the Harris Chain in January?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@MClayFishing Spawning or getting ready to spawn. Look for them or flip for them. They spawn out in the grass, too.

 

Dexter MF Niemeijer ‏@DexMFN

Do you swim a jig, if so what is your favorite setup?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@DexMFN Probably a 3/8-ounce swim jig with a Skinny Dipper on the back of it.

Dexter MF Niemeijer ‏@DexMFN

@AMartFishing Do you run that on fluoro or braid? I use 40lb braid to 20lb fluoro with albright, on a 7' MH fast rod.

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@DexMFN Most of the time I either go straight fluoro or straight braid, and I use a uni-to-uni knot if I use braid to fluoro

Dexter MF Niemeijer ‏@DexMFN

@AMartFishing Ok, thanks a lot! Congrats on your recent All-Stars win!

 

Louis Falcone ‏@LouisFalcone

@AMartFishing Im from RI and plan on going back to Castaic again. Other than drop shot what's the secret there mid summer?

Aaron Martens ‏@AMartFishing

@LouisFalcone Mid-summer, good luck. Fish suspend, chasing shad. Light line finesse techniques are productive.

Louis Falcone ‏@LouisFalcone

@AMartFishing it was a tough day there. Nothing of any size, did catch a nice surprise smallie. What's the best time to fish Castaic?

 

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