- Resides in
Twin Lake, Michigan USA
Guide, Captain and Full Time Professional Walleye Fisherman and
for over 30 years.
- Mark has been
fishing for over 49 years, 30 years in tournament fishing.
- Mark also is
a avid hunter.
- 1st Tournament
Fished: 1983 Muskegon Shoreline Spectactular - Placed 1st $2500
- Over $400,000
of Total Tournament Winnings
- Largest Walleye:
14 pounds 1 ounce
- Favorite Jig
Types: Northland Fireball or Whistler Jig and Blue Fox Standup and
- Favorite Crank
Bait: Rapala Original Floating Rapala or Shadrap
- Favorite Lake:
"There are so many across the United States and Canada... I
can't decide, because each one has its own special traits."
- Favorite method
for tournament fishing: " Any method that catches walleye.
I really don't have any hang-ups with any one type of method...
I like them all. Whatever it takes to catch fish that day. But I
am partial to long line trolling Rapala's at night along rip-rap
dropoffs or breaklines using 20lb Fireline with a 7'10" Berkley
Trolling Rods with Abu Garcia Line Counter Reels.
of Mark's Career Highlights...
- Mark qualified for 18 Professional Walleye Trail World Championship's
- World Champion
of the first P.W.T - 1990 In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail
- Currently 47
top 10 finishes in AIM, P.W.T., NWT & M.W.C., Tournaments & Governor
Cups! Has finished every Championship
- Over 30 years
of professional fishing.
- Over 30 years
of tournament fishing.
- Fished every
qualifiying tournament; the most In-Fishermal Professional Walleye
Trail Championship since its inception in 1990.
- Best Education
- Noted author
and information resource for walleye fishing.
- Has fished
in over 200 Tournaments.
- Has fished
every championship, every year that he fished PWT,MWC, RCL, AIM - except 1
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.
He‘s been seen on many national and regional T.V. Shows, teaching
his walleye wisdom, and showing us the great places to catch walleye.
Mark is on the Pro Staff with several major organizations, and manufacturers
including; Lund American Boats, Mercury Marine, Berkley Gulp, Berkley Trilene, Berkley PowerBait, Fireline, Abu-Garcia,
Pure Fishing, Eagle/Lowrance, Normark/Rapala/Blue Fox, Northland Fishing
Tackle, Plano Tackle Boxes, StrikeMaster Augers, Tru-Turn, Daiichi Hooks, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Scent Lok Clothing, Matteson Marine, Church Tackle, Navionics
Electronic Charts, Fenwick, Clam Outdoors, Smooth Move Seats, MarCum Technologies, SS Badger - Lake Michigan Car Ferry, WorldWide Marine, Ins., Stormr Rain Gear, Costa Del-Mar Sunglasses, and Walleyes Inc.