The Bassmaster Classic usually brings out the finest performances of bass fishing's elite anglers, so any blunders can prove costly in this test of the best.
There's nothing new about jerking a minnow-style lure. But how is it that jerkbaits have become everyone's "secret weapon" lately?
Megabass USA, the North American arm of Japan's foremost innovator of specialized fishing tackle, announced the composition of Megabass' 2011 pro staff. The highly accomplished team includes Aaron Martens, who will fish the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, the PAA Series and the FLW Opens; Luke Clausen, who will compete on the FLW Tour as well as in the FLW Opens and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens; and Randy Blaukat and Shinichi Fukae, who will fish the FLW Tour, the FLW Opens, and the PAA Series. The four tour-level pros will be actively involved in product development, working closely with Megabass engineers to develop products tailored to the needs of anglers in the United States.
Peer into the life of a B.A.S.S. professional angler during the day one launch of the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Open #2. The tournament was held on Smith Lake, Alabama.
Just in case you've been living under a rock for the past decade, Aaron Martens has finished second in the Bassmaster Classic four times since 2002. It's an enviable — but uneasy — record. No other angler in Classic history has finished second more than twice.
Aaron Martens classified his finish in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic as "the easiest second place I've ever had."
Fish tales do come true on Tank Pond.
Take a look at the largest catches from day three of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
Aaron Martens has competed at 11 diffrent Bassmaster Classics. This album features images of Aaron throughout the years.