2012 Bassmaster Classic Red River - Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Feb 24 - 26, 2012

Palaniuk has an open mind

1:01 pm CST, Feb 22, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Brandon Palaniuk thinks it will take an open mind to win the Bassmaster Classic, after seeing the Red River in today's practice.

"The river is changing quickly, and I think the fish are changing just as quickly," Palaniuk said. "I think it's going to be that way all week. Every day there's going to be some kind of change you have to make."

Palaniuk found some shallow backwater that was seven degrees warmer than it was on Sunday.

"You can feel the heat from the sun," he said. "I was amazed how fast it has warmed some of this shallow water. And the wind today has muddied up a few of these areas."