Tournament leader Aaron Martens talks about his interesting Day 3 on Chesapeake Bay.
Spend Day 3 with pros Chad Pipkens and Bill Lowen on Chesapeake Bay.
Carl Jocumsen's Day 2 of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay.
A video roundup of Elite anglers' Day 2 catches.
Aaron's little talk to himself paid off. He just caught his fourth keeper and has bumped up 2 pounds. That's a big boost for him. One he caught it in one of his non-traditional areas. And two it's probably the bite that will assure his presence on the final day. But mostly it gives him some confidence and a reason to keep on pitching to the myriad of pilings that line out in front and behind him for 100 yards or more. The same to either side.
A column about crisis of the heart, the soul, the inner core of what makes us human out here, and out where you live as well.
The barnacle curse has struck again. We made it back to where we started and are one of the two key places he's been catching fish. It's rough here from all the boat wakes and traffic. In the middle of that Aaron sets the hook and a second later his line breaks. He immediately let out a yell, throwing his rod down. "It was heavy," he said. "Definitely not a 12 incher."
Jordan Lee, like almost everyone in this tournament, has been up and down. He was 26th on Day 1 with 11-13, then almost missed the Top 50 cut after a 3-bass, 4-2 Day 2. He entered today in 48th place, but Lee is making a run at the Top 12 cut for Sunday. He's got the big bag of the day so far - 15-4, according to BASSTrakk. That has boosted him into 11th place on the leaderboard.