Feider enjoying 'break' for Classic

Seth Feider feels like he’s got a weight off this shoulders. For the first time in a couple of months, he’s not thinking about the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year title. With two tournaments left - at New York’s Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River - in July, Feider can concentrate on just one thing this week - the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Ray Roberts.

“It’s amazing,” he said yesterday. “It’s the first week in months that I haven’t been thinking about AOY. It’s refreshing. It’s nice - a little break.”

Feider smiled after hearing those words come out of his mouth, and added, “It’s weird that the Classic is a break.”

He’s got an 11 1/2-pound limit at noon, which has him tied for 22nd place on BassTrakk. In the AOY race, after seven tournaments, Feider has a 48-point lead over second-place Jason Christie.