"Bassmaster LIVE" today included a 40-minute segment we'll call "The Seth Feider Show." It began at 12:21 p.m. when Feider landed a 4-pound, 5-ounce smallmouth bass. That fish was followed by three five-pounders in a row and ended with a 4-11 at 1:02. In summation, Feider caught a 25-pound bag in 40 minutes.
He knew this spot would be productive after finding it in practice at the south end of Lake St. Clair. More impressively, when he decided not to endure the rough ride south yesterday, he pulled up to a known community hole and did the same thing - 26 pounds, 12 ounces, to be exact, in about 30 minutes.
Feider doesn't have a chance to win the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points race. He came into the event in 8th place, trailing leader Scott Canterbury by 53 points. But what Feider has done over the past two days demonstrates that the AOY title could be decided at any point on tomorrow's final day. When it's possible to catch 25 pounds in 30 minutes, anyone who hasn't been mathematically eliminated has a chance Tuesday.