US tournament pro Seth Felder has reason to be forever grateful to the OG Rapala Slim bait he fished during the four-day Toyota Bassmaster Fest, which finished yesterday.
On the first day of the event the lure enticed a 9lb 9oz bass for the ‘Mullet Man’ from Minnesota and won him the keys to a brand new Toyota Tundra truck – the prize for catching the biggest fish of the tournament.
“It’s been stressful,” he admitted. “I probably checked BASSTrakk more times than eventual winner Patrick Walters’ mum to see if anyone caught a bigger fish than me.” The Tundra-winning bass fell to green-gizzard shad-coloured Rapala bait tied to a 12lb line and fished in four feet of water.
Felder added: “I just want to thank Toyota for investing in the sport we all love, for sponsoring B.A.S.S. and supporting anglers the way it does.”