2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Pace and Palaniuk

7:15 am CST, Feb 24, 2013 | By Trey Reid

I caught up with leader Cliff Pace and second-place angler Brandon Palaniuk shortly before takeoff this morning. Neither seemed anything other than themselves, which is saying a lot considering what's on the line today. Pressure has a way of winding you tight.

 

Pace is a stoic guy, and that wasn't any different this morning. He did admit that he felt a little pressure, especially given that he's fishing for a few big bites.

 

Palaniuk was laid back as usual, and didn't seem intimidated by the 7-pound deficit he needs to make up.

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