Sad Aaron Martens Pro Bass Angler Dead At 49 After Battling Brain Cancer-Last Moments Before Death
Aaron Martens was a Pro bass angler, and a 3-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year — he passed away after a battle with brain cancer.
Martens was a legend in the sport — he won 9 Bassmaster tournaments over two decades earning more than $3 million in prize money.
Known as the “Furious Hog Snatcher,” Martens was nominated for Best Outdoor Sportsman at the 2005 ESPY Awards.
Major League Fishing released a statement on the tragic news saying, “There are many, many words that could be used to describe Aaron — talented, competitive, kind, creative, funny, thoughtful, gifted, sweet, quirky, generous.”
“The world knew Aaron because of his brilliance at his craft, but for those who were fortunate enough to enjoy his presence in their lives, he’ll be remembered for the roles he played (and loved) the very best: loving father, devoted husband, beloved son and brother, dear friend and faithful believer.”
Martens is survived by his wife, his 2 children, and his mother.