Hall of Fame trifecta
Sep 30th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 30th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Three professional bass anglers set their names in stone as future Hall of Fame members in 2015. This trifecta of pros are arguably three of the best who have opened their livewells for inspection for officials in the morning of a pro tournament.
Who are these three legends-to-be? They are Edwin Evers, Scott Martin and Aaron Martens.
Years ago Kevin VanDam was the guy that everybody feared when it came to a Bassmaster event. There was never a doubt that Kevin would catch them. Well, after becoming the first angler to win back-to-back events on the Bassmaster Elite Series this season, Evers certainly installed himself permanently in that scary angler category.
With his two victories in 2015, Evers now has 10 Bassmaster wins and earned about 2.5 million dollars so far. He is a perennial favorite to win the Angler of the Year (AOY) title and almost a lock to qualify each season for the Bassmaster Classic. By the way, the AOY and the Classic seem likely to eventually be titles Evers will capture.
While Scott Martin’s legendary father, Roland Martin, fished B.A.S.S. events to make his bones, Scott has followed the FLW Tour path instead. What a grand path it has been. He initially won as a co-angler on the FLW Tour, then switched to the pro side. A heck of a switch. Martin now has 6 wins and over two million bucks in winnings.
Included among his titles is the Forrest Wood Cup (FWC). And in 2015, Martin scored his first FLW Tour AOY title. He’s not just Roland Martin’s kid anymore.
So much has been said about Aaron Martens in 2015. Along with Edwin Evers, Martens won two events on the Bassmaster Elite Series bringing his total to 8 victories there. Oh yeah, he also won his third AOY title and statistically had the best year ever in the history of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Add all of his prowess out west back in the day and the plethora of second place finishes in both regular season and the Classic and you have a true legend in the world of pro bass fishing. Now he just needs the Bassmaster Classic trophy on his mantle.