#tbt to the time in Mille Lacs …

… when the dinosaurs came to town.

With the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Championship – and high-noon shootout between Brandon Palaniuk and Jason Christie – bearing down on us next week at Mille Lacs Lake, Minn., let’s take a stroll through the Bass Nomad archives, to one of the most prolific smallmouth showcases in history.

The Incredible Feiderman lambasted 76 pounds, 5 ounces of smallmouth in three days to run away with the overall weight title at last year’s AOY Championship, but Mille Lacs showed out with 76 bags of smallmouth weighing 20 pounds or more.

Here are some of our favorites.

Joel Shangle