Few anglers are more passionate, work harder or are more driven than Edwin Evers.
As the final day of the Toyota Trucks All-Star Championship comes to a close, Martens swings for the fences
It appears Aaron Martens is going to use every last minute of his available fishing time today. He just moved across Lake Decatur from Bayview Cove to the western shore of the lake. If Martens does win this thing, it might be because he's simply been able to keep a bait in the water longer than Edwin Evers today. Evers gambled with the long run up the river; Martens made his first cast five minutes after take-off and has stayed close all day long.
Evers made it safely into the spare Nitro and is fishing away in the main lake. He’s flipping bushes, flipping a small jig to trees and cranking riprap. He caught a short fish and missed another one. He’s only got about eight or nine minutes left to fish.
We can verify that Edwin Evers has made it out of the Sangamon River and still has time to rally. While continuing to observe Aaron Martens in Bayview Cove, we saw Evers speed past here at exactly 3:37 p.m. Check-in time for both anglers is 4:15.
When the water's this muddy in Arkansas, we say, "You can see coon tracks on it."
During an educational and action-packed day, 130 young men and women got an up close and personal look at the world of professional bass fishing.
Evers is being towed right now, out of gas.
Aaron Martens has been trying to get rid of the one keeper-size fish in his livewell for awhile now. And like he has all day, he just put on another show in front of a crowd - both watching from the bank and in boats on the water. Martens has been flipping his way down the bank in Bayview Cove, where he started this morning and - bang - finally, a 2 1/2-pounder that led him upgrade a pound. Martens thinks he has 12 1/2 pounds now, and he's all smiles.
Trip Weldon was just in the Media Center when his phone rang. “Hello Edwin,” he said.