Hometown

New Market, Minnesota

Occupation

Pro Fisherman

Hobbies / Interests

Duck hunting, shed hunting and making lures

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Favorite Waterbodies

Fishing Reports

Seth Feider, known for sporting one of fishing’s best cookie dusters, is a current Bassmaster Elite Angler sponsored by Rapala, VMC, Simms, Daiwa, and OutKast Tackle. Feider, a Bloomington, MN native, won the 2016 Toyota Angler of the Year Tournament on Lake Mille Lacs in northern Minnesota with smallmouth bass. He has helped launch the custom Feider series technique-specific rods with Daiwa and line of jigs with OutKast Tackle.

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Benefits of the VMC Ringed Hook

Styles: Texas Rigs

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Tackle Storage Simplified

Seth Feider is one of the many professional anglers who have made the switch to Lure Lock. Seth has started to store all of his valuable tungsten weights, crankbaits, spybaits, and even large swimbaits in these boxes.

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How to Punch Mats Like a Pro

Styles: Texas Rigs

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How to Flip Docks Like Seth Feider

Seth Feider takes a one-two approach to dock fishing. By utilizing a texas rig and a jig, he is able to show fish different options if they are not biting one or the other. Something to keep in mind is that dock fishing can be time consuming, to thoroughly fish each dock requires time and patience. Moving too quickly will lead to mistakes and cruising right past fish. Seth recommends fishing only the highest percentage docks and avoid fishing an entire stretch of docks. High percentage docks often possess one or more of these features: isolated, deep, or large. 

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BX Brat

It is well known that crankbaits made of balsa wood are great when times get tough. When fish are pressured or a cold front is moving through, the silent wobble of balsa can trick the finickiest fish. The Rapala BX Brat is a balsa squarebill crankbait with a plastic coating, keeping this bait durable yet still maintaining that balsa wood action. The BX Brat shines when fished around rip rap, timber, submerged grass, and even docks.

Styles: Crankbaits

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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

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Best Fall Smallmouth Fishing Baits

The days become shorter, brisk mornings are a regular occurrence, and leaves are full of vibrant colors; all are signs that fall is in full affect. With the changes that we see happening on land, there are just as many changes happening under the water’s surface.

Seth Feider of the Bassmaster Elite Series helped us put together the go-to baits for fall smallmouth fishing.

Smallmouth will be grouped up this time of year working together to attack schools of bait. There is a window of time where they will be fattening up as much as possible for the winter ahead. In River systems, look for areas close to backwater eddies that will hold piles of forage but still be in close proximity to the deeper channel. In lakes, smallmouth will pile up in areas with easy access to both deep and shallow water.

It may take some time to get bit but once you locate a school there is a good chance you will catch them cast after cast.

Early fall is still a great time to use topwater for when smallmouths are chasing bait at the surface. As the fall develops jerkbaits provide both a great search bait option as well as a presentation that can be slowed down to entice more lethargic bass to bite. Once a mega-school of fish is found, try targeting specific spots with either a Ned rig, swimbait, Neko rig, or drop shot.

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Best Fall Largemouth Bass Fishing Baits

The days become shorter, brisk mornings are a regular occurrence, and leaves are full of vibrant colors; all are signs that fall is in full affect. With the changes that we see happening on land, there are just as many changes happening under the water’s surface.

Seth Feider of the Bassmaster Elite Series helped us put together the go-to baits for fall largemouth bass fishing.

Largemouth are in search mode for food this time of year. They are often in the back of pockets, around wind-blown banks, and any remaining vegetation left in the lake. Weather will dictate their exact movements with how it affects the forage that is present in the lake. If Largemouth are near a food source, they will be ready to chomp.

In early fall when there is still good vegetation, Texas rigged baits with a pegged weight provide a perfect presentation for the fish using it as cover to stalk prey. Throughout the fall a jig is an efficient bait choice when shallow bass are using docks and any remaining hard structure for cover. When fishing along banks, a small crankbait or buzzbait will allow you to cover ground and push water to help attract hungry largemouth to strike.