With Palaniuk's recent success comes boat traffic. It's no where near VanDam or Christie level, but there are15 or so boats bobbing around him. He seems to be in good spirits as he's chatting and interacting with the crowd. He's in Carey Bay, which my boat driver Steve Meador says is usually a player in tournaments He says that most of the big tournaments release fish in the main river channel and this is the first bay that's accessible to them. Palaniuk was working a jerkbait when we first pulled up, but now he's gone to spinning tackle and a shaky head along shallow banks, much like what VanDam and Cherry were fishing on Day One.