Decatur, IL – Over the course of the first two days of competition on Lake Shelbyville at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week in Decatur, Illinois, the 12 All-Star competitors battled the tough central Illinois fishery and combined to bring in a total of three five bass limits.
On Saturday, the field was whittled down to the top four anglers and the venue shifted to Lake Decatur. Only Edwin Evers managed a limit, boosting the grand total of limits crossing the stage over the first three days of competition to four.
It seemed to reason that when Aaron Martens and Edwin Evers launched their boats for the final round of competition Sunday morning on Lake Decatur, the first angler who managed to boat a limit of largemouth on the shallow water fishery would all but secure the title of All-Star Week Champion.
That wasn’t the case. Sunday turned into a shootout on Lake Decatur, as both Martens and Evers boxed a quality limit and left the outcome of the final Elite Series event of the 2012 season up in the air until the final bass hit the scales.