Evers, Martens Showdown for Championship Sunday
Sep 22nd, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Then there were two. Edwin Evers and Aaron Martens still stood after Saturday’s match where Edwin bested Gerald Swindle and Aaron bested the 2011 All-Star Champion Ott DeFoe.
|Aaron Martens and Edwin Evers wave to the crowd Saturday afternoon. (Photo BassFIRST)|
After a major front moved through on Friday evening, water temps fell and muddied water even more from Wednesdays lone practice day on Lake Decatur.
The two veterans will face-off on the fourth and final day on Lake Decatur where they’ll be competing for $60,000 and the 2012 All-Star Championship title.
As the week progressed, it looked a lot like the potential of last years showdown where Edwin Evers and Ott DeFoe duked it out for the title would happen again. Evers eventually fell to DeFoe on a last minute kicker fish that gave him the win.
DeFoe got sidetracked on making that rematch happen when he was flipping a Berkley Tube (black with red flake) around laydown trees when a big one bit- easily the biggest bass of the tournament – jumped and threw his bait near the boat.
Edwin Evers went out in the #1 seed on Saturday spent an hour and 20 minutes working his way up through silt and mud on the upper end of the lake to get to deeper water. Evers only managed four fish but it was enough to beat out Gerald Swindle who only had one fish.
Aaron Martens bested the defending 2011 All-Star Champion Ott DeFoe boating a five fish limit that weighed 8-13 and putting him in Championship Sunday.
Evers and Martens will take-off from Nelson Park one last time Sunday morning at 8 am and weighing in at 5 pm.