GREEN BAY – The leading angler brought in a 20-pound bag of bass during day one of the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Green Bay Challenge on Thursday.

Aaron Martens of Leeds, Alabama hauled in 20 pounds of fish and sits atop the leaderboard going in to competition Friday. Martens said it felt good to be in the lead, but was cautious not to celebrate too early.

“It feels good, this is first day though,” Martens said. “I like Wisconsin a lot, I like the fishing up here, it suits my style well. I love the clear water, I love small mouth fish and I love the way the weather was today. We didn’t have any wind and I’m hoping we get two days like that.”