More on Ken Duke

A different look at the AOY race

May 1, 2012

Who's still in, who's out and what matters in the chase for the sport's most prestigious title.

Hanging on to the lead

Apr 22, 2012

Brandon Palaniuk will become the 13th angler to go wire-to-wire in winning an Elite Series event, if he wins of course.

Elites looking ahead to 2013 Classic

Apr 22, 2012

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2013 Bassmaster Classic

Some superstars struggling in 2012

Apr 22, 2012

Tough challenge ahead for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

Chapman having a career year

Apr 22, 2012

Brent Chapman is on fire!

Rebounding: It's not just for basketball

Apr 22, 2012

Brandon Palaniuk needs this win. He was off to a terrible start in 2012 (67th at St. Johns; 90th at Okeechobee). A win at Bull Shoals will qualify him for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic after he had dug a hole that made it doubtful he would qualify on points alone. Even with the win here, Palaniuk is only going to move up to 56th in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race — still a long way out of Classic contention.

Can Palaniuk set a new record?

Apr 22, 2012

If Palaniuk can add to his lead, he has a chance to set a new Elite Series record.

To lead or not to lead

Apr 22, 2012

Brandon Palaniuk started Day Three with the biggest lead in Bassmaster Elite Series history.

Bull Shoals' big bass history

Apr 22, 2012

Bull Shoals produced three bass that currently hold state records:

Bull Shoals better than ever

Apr 22, 2012

If you're wondering why more major tournaments haven't been held on Bull Shoals over the years, maybe it's because the fishing has traditionally been pretty bad. In the six previous B.A.S.S. events here, the average fish weighed less than 1.75 pounds. That's pretty small! To make matters worse, few of them were being caught! That's all changed this week, when the average bass has weighed 2.77 pounds — more than a pound above the historical Bull Shoals average! and almost everyone is catching a limit. The bassing average over the first three days has been a remarkable 4.96 out of a possible 5.00. Bull Shoals is better than ever — or at least the best its been since the heydays right after it was impounded in 1951.