Feider to return to site of Bassmaster win, celebrate Minnesota bass opener with Gov. Mark Dayton, fishing legend Ron Schara
Chances are, Seth Feider would probably be here anyway. And why not?
About eight months after winning the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Lake Mille Lacs, Feider will return to the site of his greatest professional fishing victory (at least as of now) on Saturday, May 27 for the Minnesota bass fishing opener.
Feider, of Bloomington, and most every angler in the field at the Angler of the Year Championship raved about the size of the bass at Mille Lacs, with one tournament angler calling it his “best smallmouth bass fishing ever.”
So yes, why wouldn’t Feider be here for the opener? And why not the governor, too?
Yes, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be on hand to further shine a light on the central Minnesota fishery as a world-class bass-fishing destination. Mille Lacs was selected as one of the 10 best bass lakes in the United States for smallmouth bass by Bassmaster Magazine (it was ranked sixth by Bassmaster in 2016, up from 10th in 2015 and 69th in 2014). And USA Today recently profiled Mille Lacs as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country, too.
Dayton also will highlight the family resorts and local businesses that dot the Mille Lacs fishing landscape over opening weekend. Dayton and Feider will be joined by Ron Schara, Minnesota fishing legend and host of Minnesota Bound, on this celebrity caravan to Mille Lacs for the bass opener.
Then, for the second year in a row, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Mille Lacs Tourism will host the Angler of the Year Championship, September 14–17. The tournament reportedly provided a financial boost of more than $3 million to the Mille Lacs economy in 2016.
“All the pros know that Mille Lacs is a special place, and one of the best lakes in America to catch a world-class bass,” Feider said in a news release announcing plans at Mille Lacs for the opener. “Winning last year’s Bassmaster tournament on Mille Lacs was a blast. I look forward to hitting the lake again in May with Governor Dayton and Ron Schara.”