Martens on the board

At 9:40 a.m., Aaron Martens just landed his first fish  of the day. It appeared to be a solid 4-pounder, maybe closer to 5. Martens is throwing a lipless crankbait. He is a master at taking his time landing a bass hooked on one of these baits, which are known for causing tournament anglers to cry about lost fish. Martens took this one on a trip around the boat before attempting to land it.