We’ve got quite a story building with Austin Felix.
The Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie notched his first Top 10 on the Elite Series last week at Santee Cooper and fishing in the Top 10 on Semifinal Sunday has storylines building around this Minnesota rookie.
With Clark Wendlandt and a few others stumbling this week at Chick, Felix finds himself sitting second to David Mullins in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings by just seven points with six fishing days remaining in the 2020 season.
In another race, the Phoenix Boats Pro sits atop the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year standings just 17 points ahead of fellow rookie Kyle Welcher who goes out in fifth place today. “This is a race that I’ve paid attention to most of the year,” admitted Felix. “You only get one shot to win Rookie of the Year.”
The big stage is not unfamiliar territory to Felix. A former FLW College National Champion, Felix fished in four FLW Cups and earned nearly $300,000 at FLW before making the transition to the Bassmaster Elite Series. Felix won his FLW National Championship on Lake Keowee, an upstate South Carolina fishery.