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.
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.
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.
Huge crowd today for Day 3 of the Toyota Angler of the Year Championship. The upper Midwest has turned out in force!
Minnesota DNR crew pulling drain plugs, pulling vegetation off trailers and power poles so our anglers are in compliance with Clean, Drain and Dry laws.
Edwin Evers is in compliance too.
Hank Cherry Jr with a four pound acrobatic beauty that helps him cull up.
Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Joe Vanasse
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Brad Parent
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