Many people may not realize it, but in the early days, Roland Martin was a part of the In’Fisherman contribution staff, helping out on bass articles. In today’s historical photo, Roland, here with Al Lindner, was featured in an Oct/Nov 1981 article entitled, “An Autumn Largemouth Bass Bonanza,” written by Al.
One of the earliest 1977 In’Fisherman articles featuring Roland stated:
- “With this study report, the IN’FISHERMAN begins getting input from Roland Martin. And boy, his credits are long and outstanding.”
- “Roland is a skilled deep water structure fisherman. In the very early days, he came in contact with Buck Perry. Now he uses his extensive knowledge of bass behavior and exploratory fishing with sonar and maps to solve the mystery of the fish-catching puzzle. He was among the first to advocate ‘pattern fishing’ as a means to catching bass. Today, it’s the most talked about bass-producing method in tournament-style competition.”
- “Like Bobby Murray, Roland is a welcome addition to our IN’FISHERMAN staff of truly innovative angling professionals.”
Alot of fishermen might remember Roland Martin wrote for Fur-Fish and Game magazine. Roland always seemed very focused on learning and sharing his knowledge with anyone who would listen and ask questions. I am a better fisherman for the likes of Martin, Houston, and Dance and yes, I share what I know with others. Great article, thanks.
Yes, Roland had articles in a number of magazines. I remember his articles in FISHING FACTS in the late 70s and early 80s when he was a field editor, along with many other field editors including Ron and Al Lindner and Rich Zaleski. Rich also served as a “contributing editor”.