Day on the lake: Seth Feider

The Mullet Militia: That’s what Seth Feider fans are called. They don blonde mullet wigs that look much like Feider’s preferred hairstyle, and loudly cheer him on while he’s competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series. This militia is growing, as the sophomore pro has been making serious waves within the pro ranks. He won the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake and posted a second-place showing the event prior on the Mississippi River. Feider is a smallmouth specialist, but as you will see, he can figure out the green fish with the best of them.

6:42 a.m. Feider and I drive through a downpour on the way to Lake P, but the rain stops just as we arrive at the boat ramp. Feider removes an arsenal of Daiwa rods and reels from storage, then checks the weather radar on his smartphone. “Better keep that rainsuit on,” he warns. “More thundershowers are moving this way, and some of them look nasty.”