Capt. Mark Martin is the 1990 Professional Walleye Trail WORLD CHAMPION. Mark won the first, Tournament of Champions held at International Falls, Minnesota netting him $30,000.00, the highest cash prize in history for a walleye tournament, at that time. In addition to that, Mark has qualified for 18 Professional Walleye Trail World Championship's. He is the only person to qualify for every P.W.T. Championship and fish every P.W.T. Tournament, achieving over 43 “top ten” finishes in his pro-walleye career.
As of 2001, Mark was awarded Normark/Rapala “Angler Of The Year” and was the winner of the Chamberlain, and Mobridge S.D. P.W.T. events, he holds the position of eight-place all-time money winner on the Walleye Trail. Today Mark, is one of the owners of the AIM Tournament Series and sits on the board of directors planning out the AIM Tournaments for the future of Professional Walleye Fishing. As a fishing promoter travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada doing tournaments, TV Shows, Outdoor Writer Events, Seminars, and teaching walleye wisdom - especially leading kids fishing clinics.
Mark is constantly working on perfecting established techniques and developing new ways to catch walleye. He also works at finding new and interesting spots to bring the media walleye fishing so as better to educate and inform the country’s walleye fishing public.
In his home state of Michigan he’s been called “Mr. Walleye at Night”, averaging more than 600 walleye per season in the 6 to 12 pound range. The key to Mark’s success is a history of walleye fishing developed over three generations of Martins.
His guests have included outdoor writers and editors from many local, regional, and national magazines, newspapers, T.V. and tabloid. His knowledge frequently appears in: In-Fisherman's Walleye Insider, Outdoor Life, Midwest Outdoors, Michigan Woods and Waters, Fishing Facts, and many other periodicals.
Has also authored and self published two books, one titled “Over 250 Walleye Tips”, that’s turned into a best seller among walleye enthusiasts, along with, “Year Round Walleye/Fishing The Four Seasons”. Mark's lastest published book is Pro Walleye Tactics and also has one night video that has been a best seller.www.markmartins.net