Seth Feider's confidence is sky high right now, and justifiably so. He just flipped another 4-pound largemouth in the boat. It gives him right at 20 pounds for the day.
"I think we need to leave," Feider said to his cameraman, Eric Kaffka. "I've got 19 1/2, 19 3/4 on my scales. That's going to be 20 on the B.A.S.S. scales."
Since Feider has switched tactics from smallmouth bass to largemouth, he's put together quite a day. It's not unlike what he did here in 2017, when he finished second by 14 ounces. His big bass today weighs 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
"I've played this game before," Feider said. "I've made a lot of money doing this."
What Feider is doing is flipping around the boats and docks in a marina. He has backed off and let it rest and reload periodically. Feider has also played the game before of strategy in a four-day tournament. He's right on the mark for what it usually takes to win at Lake Champlain — an average of 20 pounds per day.