Tommy Martin is a
professional angler whose career has spanned four decades
and counts impressive titles including the Bassmaster
Classic Championship. During this time he has continued to
be a part of his hometown community alongside his wife,
Sheilah, and their two sons, Blake and Brian.
rookie season on the Bassmaster circuit in 1974 proved that
he would be a force to be reckoned with. During that year he
won two tournaments, the Arkansas Invitational and the
Miller High Life Classic. The season culminated with the
sports most coveted title, Bassmaster Classic Champion.
He was the first
angler to ever win both a regular tournament and the Classic
in a single season. He has made nineteen appearances
at the Classic over the years. In regular season BASS
events, he counts tournament wins at five, and has made
forty-nine top ten cuts.
For a complete listing
of Tommy's BASS stats,
has also competed in the FLW Outdoors events including the
BFL-Cowboy Division, Stren Series- Central and Texas
Divisions, FLW Series, and FLW Tour. Through these events he
has continued to uphold his reputation as a formidable
angler and qualified for both the Forrest L Wood Cup and
Stren Series Championship.
For a complete listing of Tommy's FLW
Over the years he has worked to promote
not only the sport of bass fishing, but the products of his
sponsors as well. Toward that end, he has made three
educational videos that are still available in stores and
His current sponsors include Nitro
Boats/Tracker Marine, Bass Pro Shops, Shockwave Rods, Mustad, and
Zoom. He also represents several lake area businesses and
organizations that are featured on his 'moving billboard'.
2003 Tommy was honored for his accomplishments in the sport
of bass fishing by selection for induction into the
Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
He was inducted alongside other fishing legends, Hank
Parker, Tom Mann, Don Butler, and Jerry McKinnis.
A recent success for Tommy on the FLW
Stren Series-Texas Division circuit was an awesome catch
early in 2008 on Lake Falcon. The weigh-in action was caught
by Texas based outdoor news agency 'Texas Fish Net Daily News'
and posted on YouTube.
View the action on the U-tube
When closer to home in
East Texas, Tommy fishes regional team events and recently
has partnered with his eldest son, Blake. Together they
prove that two Martins are twice the catching power as one!
On a guided fishing trip with Tommy, you
can expect to see his legendary talent as he teaches you techniques,
lure selection, lake patterns, and much more! You'll have a
great day on the lake and take home with you knowledge that
only comes from fishing with a true professional.