Aaron Martens, surrounded by wife Lesley and kids Jordan and Spencer, hoists his second Bassmaster Angler of the Year trophy in 2013. Photo Bassmaster.com.

Aaron Martens needs no introduction to those who know bass fishing. And for those of you who don’t know bass fishing, Google his name and you’ll see what I mean. This is a story in pictures that follow the career of one of the best bass anglers that have ever graced the stage. All I will say is this.  As you go through these pictures, please reach deep into your soul and pray for Aaron and the Martens family. If you feel up to it, please feel free to leave a supporting comment for them to see.

Now, here’s Aaron through the years.

(For a better experience, use a computer and click on the first picture. This will bring up a slide show where you will be able to pause or click through manually.  Excuse some of the print as the early documents are old and hard to scan.)