The secret to Martens' success on Havasu was finding blackbirds.
Davy Hite interviews Aaron Martens moments before he wins the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Havasu presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels.
Aaron Martens focused on areas with plenty of nesting blackbirds for his Lake Havasu victory.
Edwin Evers' 40-point big-bag bonus and his 5-point Day 1 leader bonus pushed him head-and-shoulders above anyone in his bucket.
Lake Havasu City resident could cap it off with a win.
It didn’t feel like déjà vu Friday on Lake Havasu, but it should have.
Justin Lucas enjoyed a couple minutes all to himself backstage Sunday. As the Day 3 leader, Lucas would be the last man to weigh in. After Aaron Martens’ fish had been weighed, Martens was all but conceding the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River title while talking to emcee Dave Mercer on stage. Lucas savored the moment.
With three top-heavy buckets, odds are good one or two of these odds-on favorites are going to win their bucket and maybe the event.
Lake Havasu is certainly closer to the finesse side of the spectrum than that of the Cal Delta, although power fishing proved to be a player in another event here earlier in the year.
I’m going to make selections based on value, pros with low ownership percentages combined with high probabilities of doing well.