How Aaron Martens gets self-inflicted headaches

Nathan Adams@Bass1Adams

Aaron I’m a junior angler hoping to go pro.  I always face staying mentally strong through the day. How do you do it? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I try not to never be hungry - staying fed and hydrated is important. I do think so hard sometimes I get headaches. It takes a lot of time and experience to stay mentally focused. That's one of bass fishing's biggest hurdles. 

 

Matt Crawford@MattCrawford

Still running? And does being physically fit help you be a better angler? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

It makes you better at everything! 

 

Chris Murphy@MurphAngler

What is your go to bait for drop shot, and your line length between hook and weight? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Leader length varies btw spring/fall, but normally 6-8 inches. I like 6-inch ST @Roboworm1 in Aaron's Magic 

 

PD Swanepoel@pd111

Hey @AMartFishing when are you coming to South Africa? Lot of fans here. Come fish with me I'll show you... 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I'd love to but not until my kids are out of the house! 

 

Evan Hakman@ehakman

Biggest superstition? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I don't believe in superstitions. 

 

Dean Sime@sardean88

How did Castaic lake shape your career? Did it make you the fishermen you are today? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

It made the finesse fisherman I am today.

 

Emily Blair@Emily_Blair

What does this AOY title mean in terms of the Classic and next season?

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I don't know yet.

 

Chris Howell@Howell_Fishing

What career would you have if you weren’t fishing for a living? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Race car driver! Or a golfer. 

 

Tristen@T_rodriguez1122

What do you do in the offseason to make yourself a better angler? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I tinker with my tackle and get in really good shape. 

 

Mandi@ahaab

Do you fish the opens? And if so which is your favorite to enter -Southern, Northern, Central, etc? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

If I had to fish one I could fish every it would be the Northern. I acutally am fishing the Northerns this year. 

 

Joseph P. Durham, Jr@fishinlawyer

Have you lined up any new sponsors for the upcoming year

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Possibly. 

 

Todd Walters@ToddWalters11

Why do you favor all flouro vs braid to flour for drop shooting deep water? over 30 feet 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

It's a softer presentation. At St. Clair I did use a swivel and 10-pound braid with 7-8 pound fluoro and liked it. 

Todd Walters@ToddWalters11

Swivel vs albright? would you stay at a 6-8 leader in 40+ foot, clear water. Even if you pick off suspended fish on your graph

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I might just go straight fluoro in that situation. I like the swivel better. 

 

Brandon Johnson@Johnsonfishing

What is the most aggravating aspect of being a professional fisherman? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Once in a while you get a nontournament angler who follows you around & fishes the spot you were fishing. 

 

jim r@jamesras84

Any tips for fishing from shore in fall. Baits and what to look for? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

From shore: a topwater can be really productive. A drop shot and a lipless crankbait work well, too.

 

Josh Merritt@Josh_M_111

As its getting colder, what's some of the baits you will start throwing? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

A lipless bait, the @MegabassUSA 110 and probably a jig for a slow bait. 

 

Hayden Tilley@Spuddster22

Aaron, what's the best advice you can give to college anglers who wants to follow in your footsteps? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

I believe that doing most of your own work pre-fishing makes you a better angler in the future. 

 

Nathan Adams@Bass1Adams

So Aaron what advice would you give to me, a junior angler, wanting to someday go pro?

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Spend your free time fishing & pick up tips from other anglers who can be your mentor 

 

Zac Beek@zbeek20

How does it feel to be in the legendary group of anglers with two or more AOY titles? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

It makes me want to get another one more than ever!

 

Colton Miller@cmill52

What is the best way to catch inactive fish, particularly after a cold front? 

Aaron Martens@AMartFishing

Deadstick & keep a bait where you know fish are at, or go the reaction way & get the bait moving past them in their zone.

 

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