‘The Llama’ claims Bassmaster AOY Crown

Ladson, SC – Slinging blades for mongo St. Lawrence River smallmouths, Bassmaster Elite Series star Seth Feider felt right in his element. That the New Market, Minnesota angler trailed the tourney leader by a few pounds didn’t particularly matter at the moment. With each bronze flash over the gunwales, the pressure gradually eased. Pound by pound, Feider felt himself creep ever closer to the glorious Bassmaster Angler of the Year trophy—and the culmination of a lifelong dream.

Back in February on Florida’s St. Johns River, launching what would quickly become a magical fishing season—his very first as a Z-Man pro-staffer— Feider lipped 69-pounds 6-ounces of largemouth bass toward a sweet 3rd place finish. It was the first of what would be an incredible four top-ten finishes on the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series, a rare feat on the pro BASS circuit.

Fittingly, the “Llama,” as Feider’s affably known by his fans, began the season the same way he ended: flinging a JackHammer/RaZor ShadZ™ combo. “At the St. Johns, I found my best fish in practice by throwing a JackHammer,” noted Feider, the Minnesota ‘mane-man’ with a cult-like following.