Smallmouth released back into Mille Lacs

Smallmouth bass going back into Mille Lacs Lake from the Shimano Live Release Boat following the final day of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.  The anglers caught 729 bass over three days and we achieved a 99.6% live release.

Feider with his trophy

Seth Feider backstage right after he tamed Mille Lacs, posing with his new trophy, alongside the man who created it, Steve Tretter. "I'm glad we get to keep it in Minnesota," said Feider.

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The Amazing Feiderman

Backstage after topping the Elite field on Mille Lacs, Seth Feider got a hug from his girlfriend Dayton Reinke. Note her shirt, made after Feider came in second at La Crosse and Dave Mercer dubbed him the Amazing Feiderman.

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Cherry culls up

Hank Cherry Jr with a four pound acrobatic beauty that helps him cull up.

Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Joe Vanasse

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Tough culling choices for Lucas

It's tough to cull when the fish are this size, but Justin Lucas is getting it done!
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jim Boettcher 

Fishing fun with Fred

Freddie makes a late long run to his green fish, and I think he might say this fish made him feel good about the decision. This beauty just slammed his bait! Fun to watch!

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal David Shine

Another one for Faircloth

Todd Faircloth with another awesome Mille Lacs smallmouth! 
Photo by Bassmaster Marshall Rick Pelletier