On the surface, tournament bass fishing appears to be an individual sport. But every angler has an unofficial team of fellow competitors that he works with during practice and, occasionally, during a tournament.
Seth Feider and his Canadian buddies Cory Johnston, Chris Johnston, and Jeff Gustafson comprise one of those unofficial teams on the Elite Series. And these birds of a feather are sticking together today.
At 1:30, after Feider and Gustafson were catching a big smallmouth on almost every cast, Feider looked across the way at Gustafson and said, "Are we just going to let him rot?"
That was a cue for Gustafson to go get Cory Johnston and bring him to this hot spot. Cory's there now, and Feider is headed to the weigh-in, all but assured that he's won this tournament with another 26-pound bag.
"Hopefully Cory can win AOY, Gussy's got a nice sack, and it's all worked out good," said Feider before making the 17-mile ride back to Metro Park.