Earlier today during the morning segment of Bassmaster LIVE, Mark Zona referred to Austin Felix as the “Sleepy Assassin” during our Skype.
Felix may come at you with a slower pace but don’t be fooled. On the water, the 13 Fishing Pro has one speed ... wide slam open! Whether it’s skipping docks, working a jig or running his Phoenix Mercury across Chickamauga Lake, Felix is on the go, Jack!
During our last run, we had baits flailing about in the floor, scissors bouncing around and I even donated a Yeti cup to Tennessee River fishery; however, that hasn’t slowed down the leader in the Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year standings.
With just one keeper in the boat, Felix know he’s got to work fast with the shortened day. He has caught two nonkeepers and he lost one, meaning he’s around fish. Getting them to eat and in the boat has been the challenge.