Feider's amazing AOY season

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Dalton Tumblin

A few years ago, Bassmaster Emcee Dave Mercer dubbed him “The Amazing Feiderman,” and the nickname has proven remarkably accurate, as Seth Feider claimed the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year title at the Friday weigh-in of the season-ending Farmers Insurance Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.

The seventh-year Elite from New Market, Minn., easily made the top 45 cut. His Day 2 total of 792 AOY points gave him an insurmountable lead that allowed him to shut the door midway through the final Elite event.

“AOY was never a goal, it was just a position I found myself in halfway through the year,” Feider admits. “The goal was to make the Classic and to try to win a tournament.”