by Dan O’Sullivan
Talk to any number of professional bass fishing fans and you will find that the name Aaron Martens is synonymous with being meticulous with his tackle, and that he is one of the best anglers in the business. Talk to any number of those bass fishing insiders – including some of his competitors – and you will hear much the same.
Martens is a gifted angler, one who fishes with as much natural instinct as anyone on the pro tours. Martens is extremely creative. His reputation for finding unique ways to put bass in the boat is the stuff of legend. Martens is a winner. the 2004 Bassmaster Angler of the Year He is the lone Bassmaster Angler to have won a Bassmaster event on all of the major B.A.S.S. tournament waters in the State of California.
He won Bassmaster Invitationals at Lake Oroville in 1999, in 2000 at Lake Shasta, and Clear Lake in 2002. Then, in 2007, he won an Elite Series event on The California Delta. Of course he followed that win up with a 2009 victory on Lake Guntersville; but the point is, Martens is a skilled angler.