Leeds, Ala – Aaron Martens is finally returned home after a nearly two month tournament trail road trip. He would like to take the time to thank everyone for the support and votes that sent him to the All Star event, and eventually a victory. “It was almost more rewarding being voted in instead of qualifying in the top eight. It means a lot to have the fans support me. I narrowly missed qualifying in the top eight, but to get over 17,000 votes really blows me away and I can’t think the fans enough.”
Before he was officially voted in, he promised to hold a drawing from the names of those who voted for him. The winners and their prizes are as follows:
Steven Letson – 10 Megabass baits
John Valerio – A tournament used (pristine condition) Megabass Rod
Tim Patterson – An autographed tournament worn jersey
Rob Melendez – A day fishing with Martens himself.
The real winner of the contest, however, was the Tackle the Storm Foundation. Martens had promised to donate at least 25% of his winnings to this great cause, so Tackle the Storm won $15,000!
The drawing was held via live webcast September 21st and can be viewed at For those who would like to see a replay of the drawing visit