Scott R. Martin from Clewiston Florida is one of the hottest and brightest stars in professional fishing today. Coming from a long family heritage of fishing and being the son of Roland Martin, the holder of many records in professional fishing and star of “Fishing with Roland Martin” that has been running for over 30 years, it was no surprise that Scott would follow the family legacy.
Since 1996, the Walmart FLW Tour has represented the highest level of tournament bass fishing in the FLW circuit of local and national events. The season consists of six tournaments where as many as 150 pros and as many co-anglers compete for as much as $125,000 and $25,000, respectively, per tournament. The top pro and co-angler from the point standings after the six qualifying tournaments win the FLW Tour Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively.
The wait is almost over..... I have been chomping at the bit and can't wait to go fishing. The FLW tour event will start next week and practice will start on Sunday. The weather this week has been a little on the cool side, but it's looking like a warming trend is hitting Florida during the tournament. The extended forecast is showing that most of the days we should have a high chance of rain and cloud mix, which should make the top water bite on the Lake fantastic. During the Everstart event a few weeks ago the weather was nice on the first day and there was 20 bags over 20 pounds and and the leader had a five fish stringer that weighed over 35 pounds. But during the second and third day of the Everstart event the water temperatures cooled off a bit and slowed the bite down dramatically. The water levels on Lake Okeechobee are a little on the low side this year and when a cold front hits it really cools off the water much quicker. Lake Okeechobee is one of the best lakes in the country, it just gets a little tough when the water temperatures drop down in the 40s and 50s like any Lake.
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – If there is one thing Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., has wanted in his fishing career more than anything else, it’s been to win a major event on his home lake at Lake Okeechobee.
He’s been close. There was a second-place finish, fourth place, seventh place, eighth place and ninth place – all in FLW or BASS competition – but never a first.