Austin Felix is one angler to pay close attention to today. Fishing his second championship day of the Bassmaster Elite Series in as many weeks, the Minnesota pro is well worth paying attention to today.
First of all, he’s in 10th place despite bringing only two bass to the stage on Sunday. Earlier this year, fellow rookie angler Buddy Gross came from 10th place to win on the final day at Eufaula. Felix will need the right bites today to make a charge but anything can happen at Chickamauga Lake where you’re always one cast away from the fish of a lifetime.
Going out ahead of Felix today is another rookie, Kyle Welcher. Felix and Welcher find themselves in a head to head battle with each other for the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year title. Felix has a 20 point lead with an opportunity to gain or lose ground today depending on how he and Welcher perform.
You need another reason to follow Felix?
How about the Siteline Pro sits second in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings by 10 points to David Mullins. Mullins, who finished 18th this week has scored all the points he can for Chick and Felix has a chance to make up a little ground before heading to Lake Fork for the season finale.
No matter how this thing plays out, Felix is definitely one to watch!