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

Palaniuk on Shaw Lake

8:41 am CST, Feb 24, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Brandon Palanuik is in Shaw Lake, the backwater area where so many anglers practiced at least part of the day on Wednesday, and where Skeet Reese won the Classic in 2009. But the clear water that was in here Wednesday has dirtied considerably.


Palanuik has thrown a variety of baits while we've been watching him - a crankbait, a spinnerbait and now a jig.


Brent Chapman is also in this area, and there may be one other competitor in the very back of the pond. But it's a huge stump-filled backwater, so no one is crowded in the least.


The question is whether the fish are going to bite in this area with a north wind blowing through considerably dingy water.