This is Randall Tharp's best attempt to let everyone know the answers to the questions they were afraid to ask.
'I saw the total dedication that the winning anglers display and decided that if I was going to be successful in this business and support my family through fishing, I’d better start doing the same.'
Looking back at St. Clair, there's no denying Aaron Martens is an original, and Faircloth's win was bittersweet without family.
Martens moved up from 11th place Saturday to finish 6th Sunday and clinch the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. Martens now has a 102-point insurmountable lead over second-place Dean Rojas.
Aaron Martens slept through his alarm clock Sunday morning, got on the water 30 minutes late and still clinched the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title three weeks early.
Faircloth spent the entire tournament building on the previous day’s weight by catching large smallmouth bass from Bell’s Hump, which is located on the Canadian side of Lake St. Clair.
Martens won't jump nor fish with Snoopy rod tops five hings of interest from Day 3 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair
Aaron Martens came to Lake St. Clair with a 69-point lead over his closest competitor in the AOY race. He’s going to leave with a nearly insurmountable margin of at least 96 points, maybe more.
Brandon Palaniuk weighed 21 pounds, 1 ounce for total of 44-5 and the Day 2 lead in the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.
Martens' chances of locking up his third AOY on Saturday are very good.