I really think it's Aaron Marten's year. Spotted bass + cold water = finesse fishing. Who's better than him at that? Also, nobody deserves a win more after all the times he's been second. My favorite pro is KVD, but I wanna see Aaron get this one.
I wouldn't mind seeing Martens get the win either, he's also a really nice guy. He took time out after a seminar to talk to me and my buddy for about 20 minutes on drop shotting a few years back. KVD's been using his "Shakey head rig" for over 20 years. I fish a lot of the lakes he started out on, and up here in MI, that rig is a go to when the bites are tough. Seeing either of those two win be nice. Ish is another guy I wouldn't mind see win, but it doesn't look good for his strenghts this year.