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Seth Feider Tops St. Clair

When it was all said and done, Seth Feider stomped the competition, winning by more than 6 pounds on Lake St. Clair in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship event.

Going into the event he located a section on the south end of the lake that he thought held great numbers. Day 1 of the tournament threw Feider for a loop though when weather kept him from making the longer run south to the spot he found in practice.  

Relying on his fishing instincts, he was able to “scrap” together a 26-pound bag and never let go of the throttle. He remembered a spot he had caught a smallmouth on several years ago that is a “complete community hole”. He decided why not stop and fish there when he drove past and saw no one on it. Slinging a Rapala DT10 punched the ticket to upgrading his bag in a big way.

It was off to the races for day 2 and 3 when he was able to explore the area he had found in practice. He proceeded to catch 24-13 on Day 2 and 26-6 on day 3. It’s a good tournament when you are culling 4 pounders on the final day!

Feider had a one two punch for catching the giant smallmouth that made up his momentous bags throughout the tournament. Cranking a Rapala DT10 would help him catch fish in flurries. When they stopped biting the crankbait, he would switch to a straight tail minnow style bait on a drop shot. The continuous rotation of the two was more than enough to get them fire back up when they seemed to slow down.

For the drop shot he would make a long cast out and let it fall to the bottom. Often times the bass would hit it on the fall. If not, he shook it along the bottom back to the boat. For the crankbait he would make a bomb cast out and crank it down until he made it to the maximum running depth, only a foot or two off the bottom. Then he would alternate sweeping actions and cranking as he worked the bait just above the floor. The slight change of direction and pauses are what would trigger a strike. 

Feider had so much confidence in the spots he was fishing that he even allowed roommates Jeff Gustafson and Cory Johnston to join in on the slugfest. Both would make upgrades to their overall weight totals!

This win makes him a two-time AOY Championship Tournament winner.

Below are the styles and baits he used to take the title:

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Feider's Winning Baits on Lake St. Clair

Seth Feider Tops St. Clair

When it was all said and done, Seth Feider stomped the competition with winning by more than 6 pounds on Lake St. Clair in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship event.

Below are the styles and baits he used to take the title:

Waterbodies: Lake St Clair

Rapala DT 10 PENGUIN / 2 1/4"
Rapala DT 10

Color: PENGUIN

Size: 2 1/4"

$7.29

Rapala DT 10 SILVER / 2 1/4"
Rapala DT 10

Color: SILVER

Size: 2 1/4"

$7.29

Rapala DT 10 SMASH / 2 1/4"
Rapala DT 10

Color: SMASH

Size: 2 1/4"

$7.29

VMC Neko Hook #1 / BLACK NICKEL
VMC Neko Hook

SIZE: #1

COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

$2.79

WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop 1/4 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN
WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop

WEIGHT: 1/4 OZ

COLOR: GREEN PUMPKIN

$4.99

WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop 3/8 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN
WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop

WEIGHT: 3/8 OZ

COLOR: GREEN PUMPKIN

$6.59

WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop 1/2 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN
WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop

WEIGHT: 1/2 OZ

COLOR: GREEN PUMPKIN

$5.99

Zoom Super Fluke White / 5 1/4"
Zoom Super Fluke

COLOR: White

LENGTH: 5 1/4"

$3.79

Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting MH / 7' 6" / MED. FAST
Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting

POWER: MH

LENGTH: 7' 6"

ACTION: MED. FAST

$189.99

Daiwa Tatula SV TWS Casting Reel 7.3:1 / Left Hand
Daiwa Tatula SV TWS Casting Reel

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE: Left Hand

$199.99

Daiwa Tatula SV TWS Casting Reel 7.3:1 / Right Hand
Daiwa Tatula SV TWS Casting Reel

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE: Right Hand

$199.99

Seaguar AbrazX 12Lb / Clear
Seaguar AbrazX

WEIGHT: 12Lb

COLOR: Clear

$24.99

Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning ML / 7' 0"

$179.99

Daiwa Certate LT Spinning Reel 6.2:1 / 3000
Daiwa Certate LT Spinning Reel

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

Size: 3000

$449.99

Sufix 832 Braid 10LB / Neon Lime
Sufix 832 Braid

SIZE: 10LB

COLOR: Neon Lime

$15.99

Seaguar InvizX 100% CLEAR / 6Lb
Seaguar InvizX 100%

COLOR: CLEAR

WEIGHT: 6Lb

$19.99

Rapala DT 10 HELSINKI SHAD / 2 1/4"
Rapala DT 10

Color: HELSINKI SHAD

Size: 2 1/4"

$7.29

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