Thrills and heartbreaks were center stage on Sunday at the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Titles were earned, goals became reality and dreams turned to dust at the final Elite Series event of the year.
Aaron Martens was finally handed the trophy and officially crowned 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
A full livewell of Lesley Martens' take on Aaron’s third AOY, how he needs more sleep after the best Elite season ever.
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.
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.
The 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series field is now set with a mixture of well-known veteran pros and young up-and-comers ready to zig-zag the country.
At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite Series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Elite pro sacks 8-pounder to take early lead in Missouri.
Brothers Jesse and Jordan Wiggins of Cullman, Alabama, made the final cut when they fished the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open of 2014 at Smith Lake.